biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Summits Wayside Tavern-Poured a redish color with a nice thick head...Some nice caramel tones accompanied by some maltiness that was overall very nicely balanced. A good Marzen.
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pleasent malty and bread aroma. Appearance is a reddish orange with little head. Flavor is well rounded with a slight bitterness to accompany the sweet flavor. There is some caramel and citrus in there. A little less flavor than some Marzens Ive had but a good example of the style.
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: drinkable , a bit watery though the malts were full and sweet. I would like to try this on tap.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly bitter. Crisp flavor. Amber clear color with nice white head. Very carbonated. Nice palate.
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
an inviting red hugh and mild aroma compl1ment its sweet caramel taste a very good octoberfest
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
this marzen-- tasted, prodded and lovingly scrutenized beside a penn oktoberfest and a lakefront riverwest stein vienna-- was a chestnut-copper hued sample and it scored a quick aromatic sound-byte with it's earthy composting leaf-liter malts. i dutifully noted it's ample endowment of sesame colored foam, ebbing downward like a sudsy aurora borealis, but it clamored to be recognised not for it's skin-deep appearance, but for it's richly baked oven-pan malts and unique hallertau hoppiness. i've tasted enough beers to appreciate the fundamental "german-ness" of the aroma, but i'm no engineer of zymurgy-- so i can't say exactly why that's so: it's caramel and orange, sweet, with more hops in the aroma than the finish, light to medium bodied--somehow it's very german. and for a lager, that's a very good place to be.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice and easy to drink Oktoberfest style beer. A dark amber color, with a bit of residual lacing and a tiny head. Very medium-bodied and true to the style, rich with lots of caramel notes and a bitter hoppiness in the finish.
Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2004 My favorite of this style. Even dig the labeling. I get tired of this style after a while though--starts to taste like beer just to drink to get drunk on, that is, loses its complexity after a few bottles. Okay for a seasonal change, though, and this is truly representational of the style. If I'm after Oktoberfest bier, I'll choose this. The big difference, I think, is in the palate--definitely a bigger, chewier mouthful than the rest.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber with tan head. Lovely malt aromas. Sweetish malt flavors with almost no hops. An excellent O-fest.
JackLanders (55) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My third favorite Oktoberfest of the year. Warm, round malty flavor. A little lacking in the hops department, but so is pretty much all beer. It made me want more, which I suppose is the true test of any beer.