joet (1991) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 14, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Overwhelmed by some bigger lager beers tasted a long with it. Lacking in depth, aroma and flavor. Dim.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber color. Hoppy malt flavour. Dry finish. One of the better German Oktoberfest beers.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Certainly enjoyable but nothing special. Yoou taste the malt and visually enjoyable
foduck (328) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Middle-of-the-road Oktoberfest. Not bold enough to compliment sausages very well. One of the milder examples of the style.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 This beer gets 5 when viewed in the glass; great amber color and a thick head that won't quit. When drank, it moves down to a 3, because of the old/dulled flavor of its seasonings. I've never been a big fan of Oktoberfest beers anyway, so I'll pass this one up in the future.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden amber color with a thick creamy head and a good amount of lace. Sweet, appetizing malty aroma with hints of caramel. Sweet malt flavor with a slight fruitiness.
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very smooth with a nice red/copper color.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper color with a brown sugar aroma. Brown sugar comes through in the taste as well. Decent dose of hops on the finish. Some hints of chocolate as well.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brewery can do no wrong. A marvelous amber marzen with plenty of fantastic aromas coming out of the glass (or in my case, the plastic cup). A malty mouthfeel with hints of chocolate. A real winner! Tons o’ malty goodness here. My favorite marzen/okto, hands down!
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep copper color, like the wheat penny in your piggy-bank. Short lived thin head and nose of sweet malt with hints of green grape and fig newton cookies. The flavor is quick, leaving just a hint of sweetness behind. The quick hops’ tickle breaks through the sweetness and suddenly disappears. Light and refreshing despite it’s sticky sweet start. As it warms it seems to grow in complexity. Very good.