gnomedrunk (15) - Rome, ITALY - APR 15, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very good special beer. Refreshing,golden colour,white head. A must to drink eating bratwurst and brez’n at the Hofbrauhaus in Munchen.
Hoser (368) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had this on tap at the Hofbrauhaus in Munich and I had to ask if this was a marzen as I thought they bought the wrong beer. I shared a bottle of this years later and it was the same beer. Not half as good as the Avinger. Page 217 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide only 362 out of his 500 Classic Brews to go.
FrankJohansen (3603) - Sabro, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear golden colour with a medium mostly diminishing head. Weak aroma and taste of malts with hoppy finish. Probably a good session beer, but i dont feel like trying.
Stew41 (1784) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Macro like in colour and appearance. Did I mention that expectations are very low following a very poor showing of the Muchen lager? Anyhows......mild nose of stale malts, quite uninspiring. A bit better to taste with the malts stepping up a notch. Some nice sweetness early but unfortunately gets ovetaken a little with a stale, cardboard-like note. I don’t think it’s light struck given the bottle colour and decent storage but sure tastes like it. Broadens on the finish with lager like malts..
fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear yellow / golden color with a large good lacing white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread and light hoppy, grass, hay. Inital flavor is ligth to moderate sweet and bitter, finish flavor is ligth to moderate sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Nice hoppy finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation soft to lively.
Dogbrick (8907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer pours unlike any other Oktoberfest I have tried, which makes me leery right off the bat. Clear dark golden color with a thick and fluffy white head that dissipates slowly. Lager-ish aroma of mild hops and malt. Light-bodied with hops and grainy malt flavors that don’t have much staying power. The finish is mildly bitter with touches of citrus. Below average across the board.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar: Clear golden color with a small white head. It has a light sweet corn aroma. The flavor is malty sweet and grainy with a light spicy bitterness and light dry finish. Light-medium bodied with lively carbonation.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JAN 1, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle: poured yellow with a medium sized white head. Moderate skunky aroma with some herbal hops. This one may have sat outside of my local getranke a little too long. Herbal hop flavor with more skunk. Finishes moderately bitter with a slight metallic note. Probably better fresh but this has been sitting in my cellar for a few months at around 60 degrees F.
BelgianBeerGal (3279) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Don’t drink this beer for its "palate". Drink it from a dimpled glass, wearing lederhosen, in a large tent, in Munchen on the first week of October.
OlMalteserHead (21) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very malty, dry aftertaste, with a nose that can only be referred to as "generic malty lager". Not the best Hofbrau.