Dorwart (2394) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin head which does not last very long. Light carbonation. Soft malty aroma with some spices and vegatable notes. Color is a bright orange. Very flavorful. Loads of soft malts again with some spices and bready characteristics. Maybe nutmeg. Finishes soft and malty with a lingering spicy aftertaste. I could sit here and drink this all night long!
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber colour with a small off white head. Aroma of toasted malts slight fruits and hops. Initial taste is toasty with sweet malts blending in. Finishing with surprising hoppy and still toasty finish. Minor Head rentention and decent palate duration.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was impressive. Lots of pumpkin, clove, banana, nutmeg, and allspice in this one. Very very tastey. Like pumpkin banana bread in a glass. I like it.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly sweet nose, with touches of vanilla, maple syrup, walnuts. A bit of grassy hops. Clear copper with a good-sized white head. Flavor is somewhat light, but very nice. Slightly sweet, biscuity, with a dry bitterness. Not quite the melanoid goodness of the best o-fests, but fine nonetheless.
iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Please enjoy by 12/9/07. Clear orange with a small off-white head, fading to a thick ring before long. Caramel toasty malts with a bit of earthy hop bitterness, even a bit of biscuity malts after the initial whiff. There is also an odd old fruit vinegarish tang as this warms up. Flavor is toasty malts and biscuits with some light caramel. There is some light tangy fruitiness, but I can’t tell which fruit it is. Minimal earthy hops toward the dry finish. Light to medium body with the same for carbonation. A pretty decent Oktoberfest, if not for the weird tangy fruit vinegar component. Staghorn is better!
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear orange-amber color with an off-white head. Sweet and fruity with notes of apple cider. The flavor was malty with toasty notes and a light fruit. mild crisp bitter finish. Semi-dry.
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to goldtwins for sharing. Deep orange beer, aroma is lightly malty, a bit of toast. Clean with a light brown sugar aroma. Flavour is clean with soft munich malt and a bit of brown sugar flavour. Not a whole lot going on, but it’s decent enough.
jstraw (1938) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2012 Draft at Jerry’s. Gold-amber with decent, creamy, beige head / Sweet spun sugar and corn nose / Medium body, somewhat creamy, sweet with good balance and light bitter finish / Flavors of spun sugar, toast, and nut, with citrus notes / A solid, classic Marzen.
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber/orange color with a big off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts. Flavor of sweet carmel malts and some hops.
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Mad Mex, Monroeville. Mild malt aroma, with neutral fruits and apple blossom. Light hoppy character; smells like apple and cherry. Medium amber-copper clear with thin head. Medium watery body with medium-light carbonation. Very sweet for an Oktoberfest. Apple juice and cherry flavors. Sweet sugary malt and light carbonic tang. Very little bitter with apple juice finish and beany sweet after. Sweet overall but a tad watery.