tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(draft at brewery). This is actually an ale, not a lager. Reddish-brown, nearly brilliant in clarity. Munich-toasty malt dominates the aroma. Nice malt flavor with a bit of citrus esters that work nicely with the beer. Smooth follow-through: balance seems to be a hallmark of this brewery.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the Grey Lodge in Philly. Nothing much going on here. Tasted like a beer.
ARMed (597) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A spicy flavorful hoppy beer with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Gingerbread spice with a little alcohol kick in the finish. Not the type of Oktoberfest that you can drink several of. I had one and that was enough.
JFGrind (1834) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very enjoyable Oktoberfest from Flying Fish. Autumn is a great time of the year to be a beer geek with all the seasonal selections breweries offer now. An Oktoberfest beer was one brew that Flying Fish knew its customers wanted. Well we got it! Hats off to Gene Mueller and the Flying Fish crew on their first lager. If you see this brew give it a try.
Jayb0 (994) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An enjoyable marzen if you can call it that. Not really indicative of the style as I’ve had it but nice looking and tasting. Nice, lasting head leaving rings as you drink. Malty up front, but quickly turning dry with a spicy hop finish. Easy to drink a few. A winner from FF.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean reddish hue. Thin slightly off-white head. Rather malty flavor with a late hop bitterness. Had more of an ale feel to me than a lager. Even so, this was one of their better beers.