gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Found this one bottled at Binny’s Oktoberfest in St. Charles, Illinois. An unimpressive selection. Light reddish-yellow pour with a plain malty nose, and kind of dissapointingly plain throughout. Whatever.
Braudog (6041) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle: Bright golden with a clumpy, almost yeasty-looking film of a head. Sharp malty aroma. Full-bodied and malty with a deep noble hoppiness. Not in the style most of us have come to know as festbier, but this is a quality lager for a nice crisp fall day.
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample from a bottle at Binny’s "Fall Festival of BEERS." Clear golden color, strong wheat and alcoholy nose, more traditionally lagery than many Okoberfest beers.
thegreenrooster (3601) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pour is a golden with a average white head. Aroma is herbal and malts. flavor is very weak for a marzen. Almost lagerlike. Some wet paper bag and corn. Not a good example of the style and some of its German counterparts are WAY better.
Brewmeister99 (2) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fantastic Oktoberfest beer...very light in color but not in taste. Large lacey long-lasting head, with a lovely barley aroma. Has a nice malty, but not overbearing maerzen taste, balanced perfectly by the noble hops.
Be careful to buy this out of the case...where its been in the dark since Munich, as the green glass bottles allow it to get like struck very easily--which may be an issue in these reviews.
My favorite Oktoberfest beer--try it to see what Germans really love.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I thought this was a decent oktoberfest, sweet - not to dry. Decent but not really a stand out beer. There are much better fall beers to drink this one
MattShizzle (567) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Decent flavor, but doesn’t fit the style very well. Too light in color and not malty enough.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A moderately good Oktoberfest beer. Not nearly as tasty as the Spaten or Paulaner versions, but there is nothing particularly bad about this beer either. It doesnt yell "Ocktoberfest", but is merely a good, safe lager that will please most palates.
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Not good. I poured some out because I grew tired of struggling to find a reason to keep drinking this beer. Not terrible....just not good. NO definfing characteristics. I have a hard time calling this an Oktoberfest.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (From Bitter Virtue). Light colour. Some grainy malt and thin grassy hops. Thin with some sweetness and hints of the strength. On the whole boring and unimpressive.