mcberko (5219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Harmon Restaurant, pours hazy golden orange. Aroma of grains, wheat and caramel. Flavour is hop-heavy, with caramel malt, grains and some fruitiness. Not bad.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy orange body with a thin white head. Aroma of malt, sweat, caramel, mustiness, and some pumpkin. Flavor is fruity (pineapple & strawberry), malty, and somewhat sour. Lightly acidic finish.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose is sour; body is a nice orange/amber with a foamy head. The flavor reminded me very much of soy sauce. It is salty, tart, and lactic. Finish leaves a sour taste like spoiled milk.
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very curious. The first whiff strikes me of "Belgian ale"!...grape, pumpkin, pie spices, bubblegum, sweetness, and alcohol. The flavor had a more watermelon, Kool-aid, cherry, moderately lactic quality. Moderate dry, German bitter finish. There was a rich color, hazy amber/golden, with a good off-white ring of head. So what it doesn’t fit my idea of an Oktoberfest? At the same time it is a highly unique beer--this is brewed in a culture of creativity. I want to try more Harmon’s brews, as it has a Junior Varsity Hair of the Dog quality for cutting across styles in interesting ways.
Kevin (2024) - Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
pours a cloudy copper color with a thinnish white head. pumpkin and caramel aroma and a touch of grape fruitiness. some kind of melon here in the flavor. a watery sour salt lactic and watermelon. highly acidic. the flavors do not mix well. the fruit flavors are out of place, the yeast with a sour sweat flavor is not good. this is not an oktoberfest.
IndianaRed (2157) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Pours a hazy light redish amber with a foamy off white head and chunky sticky lacing. Aromas are a sweet maltyfruity note. Flavors are a woody sweet malty. Slightly bitter finish. Very soft carbonation and a woody slightlky bitter aftertaste.
Thanks to Horftydorkenherf for sharin this one
5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours reddish amber, favoring the red side, large bubbley off-white head, light carbonation, with very attractive lacing.   Malts and sweet biscuits on the nose.   Cloying sweetmeal cookie flavor, with a good dose of malts on the tongue.   Seems fairly heavy for an Marzen.   Imperial Marzen maybe?   Good body and mouthfeel, but somewhat cloying.   Finishes sweet, malty, and definitely biscuity.   A bit too heavy for my taste, but still enjoyable in small quantities.