Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the tap this poured a pale amber/gold body with a decent head that hung around for the duration. The nose held some sweet grainy malts, a touch of toast, and a glimmer of earthy hops. The flavor was bready and had some white bread toast with a mild hoppy bitterness to balance it out. Okay.
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Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour was amber with little cream-colored head. Nose and taste were of strong sweet malt with minimal hops. Not my favorite marzen, very simple easy drinker.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Date: November 05, 2005
Appearance: clear amber, thn beige head
Aroma: sweet carmel malt aroma
Flavor: sweet carmel malt aroma flavor
Overall: touch of bready biscuit character, good lingering sweetness
Date: October 25, 2008
Source: brewpub atlanta
Score: 3.4 to 3.5
Appearance: hazy orange, creamy off white head
Aroma: dry malt aroma, nice bready character, touch of munich sweetness
Flavor: sweet caramel and munich malt flavor, nice bready character, light earthyness for balance
Date: October 14, 2009
Source: brewpub buckhead
Score: 3.5 to 3.1
Appearance: hazy orange, lasting fine off white head, dripy lace
Aroma: dry malt aroma, lots of earthyness, hint of sweetness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, light breadyness, touch of sweetness is well balanced by a big earthyness, only upon warming does the rich munich character begin to emerge
Overall: much earthier this year with just a light sweetness, seams lighter overall as well
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
rmussman (1586) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at one of their brewhouses in San Jose. Has a pour like an IPA and orange brown. Had a smooth drink and a decent flavor. Overall one of the best from GB but not great.
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Gordon Biersch in Virginia Beach. Got this in the one liter glass stein. Hazy copper. Nose is malty with some floral notes, some spicy hoppiness and light caramel. Taste is more chewy malts, caramel, spicy hops, light bready notes and dried fruits. Body is medium with a creamy carbonation feel. Ends with a bit more hops, light spice, fruit and sweet malts.
ElGaucho (2116) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught Palo Alto. Doughy aroma, like a German helles. Cloudy amber body with an off-white head. Much like a German o’fest. Not bad at all at what it’s trying to be. Pretty tasty. A good o’fest.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 31, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid oktoberfest brew here. Lots of malt, definitely some hops there, a bit on the sweet side. Overall not bad.
Cliff (398) - Avon Lake, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pretty good oktoberfest style, rich deep brown color, matly overtones with a subtle hop presence. a little thin and slight buttery flavor, but a very drinkable beer.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong, green-fruity, tangy, kinda doppel aroma that suggests hangover induction. Hefe-like cloudy gold. Nice Dimple mug with the logo. Session bittering, green nuts, starchy, strawberry tones. Mediuim body. Overall a raw, unfinished lagerish quality to the whole thing.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Gordon Biersch and served in an enormous dimpled mug.. Pours amber cloudy with a big tan creamy head that stays very well and laces the sides of the glass. Aromas of caramel malts, bannana, clove, dough, Flavor is caramel, with hints of bannana, clove, and yeast. Medium body and fair carbonation with a show of some german hops on the finish. Pretty nice fest I thought.