jburbey (14) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I thought this beer was rather ordinary. It has a clear golden amber color with a foamy head. The aroma was pretty weak with a little bit of malty sweetness. It went down very smoothly, but the flavor was extremely mild consisting of mostly malt overtones. The finish was more of the same. Overall it was a decent beer, but nothing about it stood out.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - DEC 5, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
im assuming this is considered the "orginal oktoberfest" It seemed kind of light too me for an oktoberfest. It had sweet caramel malty notes to it but it seemed rather watered down. had a nice appearane too me
jgb9348 (5124) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colour with a super-dense tan head-perfect for the style. Very pleasant aroma of caramel, malt, spices and a slight grapeyness. Medium-bodied; Sweet initial flavour covered by a great malt background-once again great for the style! Aftertaste shows grapes, caramel, malt and a few spices. Overall, one of the best Marzens i've ever had! Worth a try! I bought my twelve ounce bottle at the Opera House Gourmet in Manassas, Virginia and sampled it on 27-Novemeber-2003.
JFGrind (1918) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2003
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nicer amber color and long lasting white head. Not only was the appearance appealing, but the sweet/roasted flavor was enjoyable. I was given this beer by a friend whose Ukranian father had passed away. He enjoyed the European lagers, so thanks to Iwan for this Oktoberfest and may you rest in peace.
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2011 Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy white head, short retention and faint lacing. Aroma is toasted caramel and biscuit malt, light to medium melanoidins, light spicy hops, and a clean lager character. Flavor is malt dominant with light sweetness and tea-like character, light fruity notes, mild hops, and a clean, dry finish. Medium body, light warmth, medium carbonation.
haddon90 (1562) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - NOV 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper color. Lasting head. Aroma full of caramel, spice, and malt. Smooth taste. Not too bad! I could drink this again.
VAYankee (335) - Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, amber coloring with a light tan head. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Smooth malt sweetness (just a bit of caramel). Aftertaste is mildly malty, slightly metallic.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber hue. Roasted malt aromas follow through with nice caramel malt flavors and some fruity notes. Finishes with more malt flavors, and a touch of dry herbal bitterness for balance.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice balance, even when warm. Roasty but sweet and not bitter. Good fruit and caramel, mmm.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ok. i'm not a big fan of the style. malty, yet astringently sweet as i find most oktoberfest beers. i couldn't drink more than one w/out a stomach ache. not gag-me bad, not tickle-me incredible. just more of a hug-me, everything is going to be ok.