Krawtschenko (4) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 8, 2004 does not count
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not KS’s best. Better when had on draft as opposed to bottled. Must agree that it is not what you expect when you hear Oktoberfest. Not much in the way of hop flavors.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly hazy straw-colored body with suspended yeast sediment; thin off-white head. Toasty aroma with caramel and light hints of butterscotch. Cerealy, toasty body with plenty of grassy hops, tart at the front and finishing with an earthy bitterness. Thin-bodied. A bit too much sharp acidity to be called quaffable. Thanks fordest for the bottle!
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on draft @ my Charger party. A great beer for a big party that actually has flavor. Medium amber body with a creamy off white head. Everybody liked it.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells of a regular imported pilsner. Actually reminds me of Heineken sans skunkiness. Appearance is of a blonde ale/lager. Flavor is the same. Easy to drink. It’s ok.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 23, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Poured straw color very small head, very light apple malt aroma. Quite thin for the style, some sweet malt but a bit of a metallic finish that put me off. Not a very good marzen at all.
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear gold. No head. Armoa is some sweet malts, some weak hops. Boring flavor is all malt, sweet and grainy. Light/medium body is alright, but the rest is really uneventful.
Ibrew2or3 (6849) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Clear golden color with no head. Aroma of sweet malts and maybe cereal too. Flavor is like the aroma with a bit of sweet malts and corn flakes. Some noble like hops round out the flavor.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - SEP 23, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Encinitas Oktoberfest. Nice white head with an amber hue. Minimal aromas but slight malt sweetness. Pleasant and thin on the palate. Not much depth of flavor or finish but pleasant for a warm beautiful sunny north county san diego day.
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Thick, light cream head. Medium amder in color. Light malty fruityness on the nose. Taste is bleh. Sharp metallic and not a whole lot more. Not a drain pour, but not much positive to say either.
daknole (9053) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at La Jolla. Light yellowish pour. Aroma is very light and quite boring. Not much past some crackers and lightly sweet malts. Flavor is lightly malty, watery, quite boring. Meh.