GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(tap) deep amber color... very carbonated, full of fall spices, esp. nutmeg... stong hints of cinnamon in the aftertaste... smooth and drinkable... me likey.
UNCCTF (518) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Charlotte. Dark amber color, moderate off-white head. Sweet, malty flavor - tastes almost like candy. Finish is clean and slightly hoppy. A good marzen.
TheBeerGod (6015) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a ruddy amber with a tall tan head. Nose is malty and lightly spiced with some fair caramel sweetness coming out. Taste is mild bitterness with light spice and floral note coming out. The malt flavors and the caramel are a bit more subdued than in the aroma. Pretty decent taste nonetheless. Body is mild carbonation and is medium. Finish is sweeter with a bit of spice creeping through towards the end. Pretty good beer!
freekyp (1926) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2013 Deep clear copper with full fluffy white head. Good lacing as well. Malty nose and flavor with a gentle but insistent bitterness throughout. Malt finish and aftertaste. A good example of the style. Sessionable. Some noble twang.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep orange brown with medium head, good lacing. Sweet caramel malts, medium bodied. Some hops and burnt toast in the finish. Not a bad choice, but not overly interesting either.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber body and tight off-white head. Bready, toasted malt, and light earthy hop nose. Munich malts come through prominently in the flavor and give this beer a rich, grape-like malt quality. A very decent oktoberfest, better than anticipated.
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured a medium mahogany with a smaller head. Aroma and tastes of caramel, breads and light hops.
ericnixon (743) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice ruby color with a sweet malty aroma. Mildly fizzy mouthfeel with a smooth, sweet malty flavor that slides down very easily. The taste isn’t overly strong. The hops are noticible in the aftertaste as they linger on the tongue.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A lager yes, but not a Marzen. Malty dark lager that is on the fruity side. Not very smooth or clean
Pailhead (6406) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Aroma is kind of a light grapefruit and chocolate combination. More on the hoppy side than expected. Pours a transparent orangish-copper color without much head. Caramel in the taste but not as noticeable or as sweet as you would expect. Has a moderate bitter finish. More bitter than most Oktoberfests as the smell indicates. Kind of makes me think of a 50/50 mixture of an Oktoberfest and a pale ale. Not all that characteristic of the style.