haddon90 (1527) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish/brown color. some head. Some malt and hops. Nice smooth taste and a little sweet.
3fourths (8341) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark murky brown. Smell of musty corn and malts. Taste is a little too sweet, too soapy of a feel in the mouth. Not too much of a bad corn flavor, but misses points for no body.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 14, 2003
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
An underwhelming, dumbed-down version of the Marzen-style. It's sad that one of the few widely available examples of this style is such a weak-sauce offering. This has very little carmelized-malt flavor - hell, there's precious little flavor here at all. Slides down as easily and mindlessly as an MGD. Avoid.
manolager (20) - Kansas, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Palo Alto GB restaurant location. Malty start, sweet finish. Nice color but had a flat head.
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled on Smarch 20th and quaffed on May 26th (2003). great malty aroma and a good taste. i thought it was a darn good beer.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled on 03/20/03 drank on 05/26/03: Clear amber/orange color, sweet malty aroma. Ends slightly sweet and with a tad of cardboard. Decent, yet boring.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Has this one in Seattle at the Gordon Biersch downtown brewpub. The atmosphere was great, the food was ok and the beer mediocre.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 10, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very light fest. amber color , thin head.
malt and honey dominate, very light palate, wouldbe a good session beer
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a pretty Bavarian style beer. Aroma is really, really excellent, I like the deep amber color and the nice, off-white to brown head. Very bready/malty with a sweet finish. Zehr gut!
ElGaucho (2263) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma reminded me of a Bavarian Dunkels...malty and somewhat bready. Small, off-white head. Amber body with good carbonation. Malty, very malty in taste. True to its aroma, this is very German in style and taste. Not a big malt guy, but for those who are, this beer's for you.