matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this last night on Draft at a Octoberfest party. Unfortunately I had to drink it out a plastic cup but really didn’t mind because it was free and pretty damn tasty!
Poured a nice shadowy amber body and a cream colored head. The senses noted sweet suggestions of somewhat smoky molasses, plums, apricots raisins, but mostly notes of toffee and caramel. Truly picked up on a large dose of brown sugar… A very drinkable Marzen.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
got this as sample in a beer store in ct. brown color. raisiny nose. watery, nutmeg flavor. thank goodness it was free
Baroque1977 (25) - Southeastern, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very well done. Malts and hops are in a very good balance. Nice body... not at all watery or metallic like Spaten.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color, with a lacey, tannish head. Highly aromatic : spicy, cloves, cinnamon, herbal. Malty, but not overmuch. Some sweetness, but, again, just enough. Delicate hop, solid body, slight sharpness and a coppery edge in the mouthfeel. Very delicious.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a long lasting medium white head. Clear. Lots of lacing. Malty aroma. Not too sweet. Some caramel flavor. Malty but again not sweet. Medium body. crisp nice
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber body, medium clumping off-white head. Spicy hops aroma with faint metallic notes. Malty, toasty body with caramel and earthy hops; metallic and biscuity finish. Clean mouthfeel. One of the better Oktoberfests I’ve sampled of late.
JonMoore (2062) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Light amber coloured with a moderate sized off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with some caramel and perhaps a bit of fruit. Nice taste; sweet, malty and a bitter hop finish. Smooth, medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Good beer.
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good and not quite as malty as some of the other Oktoberfest brews that I have tried. Drinkable and decent, but not a favorite of mine. Go for the wheat beer.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I want to give it a great rating... But the hefe weiss is SO much better. I got a lot of this for a good price to boot during Oktoberfest, but it’s really just a golden, foamy pedestrian beer. A real shame!
guzzler67 (1654) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper with virtually no head. Aroma was dominated by roasted caramel malts typical for this style, but there was also some fruitiness to add some diversity. Smooth palate with modest carbonation and a toasty, slighly sweet, taste. Just enough hops to notice that they are there.