hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
’06 batch.Sweet roasted malt taste.
Not much hops to balance the flavour.
I pick up this brew every year,and
every year it is more watery.30%
of all beer brewed in Munich is consumed at the annual Octoberfest.
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Thin off white head sits atop a coppery orange brew. Slightly carmel aroma with a very sweet malt upfront, almost sour yeastyness and a crisp Hallertau finish.
ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The longneck bottle pours a dark amber body with an average off white head that fades rapidly. The nose is heavy on the sweet, caramel malt side with a slight hazelnut-like aroma and mild hops. Palate entry is sweet, rounding out in the mid-palate with roasted Munich malts and some mild buttery nut flavors. Medium bodied and average carbonation. Finish is short-lived and lightly drying.
Earlier Rating: 12/2/2003 Total Score: 3.8
This lager pours clear and light amber in color. There is a small and quickly dissipating tan-colored head and a sweet malty nose. The initial palate is quite sweet, but rounds out nicely to a flavorful, caramelized malted barley and full-bodied mid-palate. I tasted notes of raisins and honey. The finish is appropriately drying but mild and not bitter. I would probably prefer more hops in the finish, but this is a classic Bavarian Märzen style Oktoberfest lager.
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.
yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber clear pour with a ever so slight off white head that is quick to disappear. It is clear with slight carbonation. There is a grainy malt smoke flavor on nose for this light bodied marzen. There is a slight crisp bitterness on mouth along with a soft malt taste.
Bonster (180) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with friends. Pours a burnt copper in color with a medium size off white head. Aroma is bready and malty. Flavors of toasted malt, honey, and a hint of fruit back up the minor hop presence in the finish.
saintjulien (179) - - AUG 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
hay, cereal, light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter
luvcasks (178) - USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007 - Version (Per bottle made 6/07)
What a beauty... pours a reddish amber with golden highlights and a lasting ivory head
One of the classics - malt complexity ranging from sweet base malt to some caramel notes to a toasty note.
Taste outdoes the malt complexity in the nose: has a lot of bread and base (munich/vienna) malt with a lovely honeyed note balanced with a nicely restrained hop bitterness and mild flavor. For all the malt richness manages to finish clean and slightly dry without being cloying. The soft creaminess makes it a treat.... Overall: Absolutely delicious... wish to taste it at the source on tap
Hbuck72 (177) - Chickasha, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
nice orange/amber color. The smell is typical Oktoberfest with Malt and Spices. Flavors were not quite as distinct and rich as I had hoped for, yet the malt does come through.
Overall a good and very drinkable beer, it is clean and smooth on the palate, with a clean after taste.
neverleaveopen (176) - GERMANY - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear dark amber with a tall foamy head. aroma of caramel, bread and some grassy hops. well-balanced taste and good finish.