jgb9348 (5428) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber coloured body with a dense tan head. Aroma of strong malt, a bit of hops, a lot of peanuts and some light caramel scents. Medium-bodied; Strong malty flavour with potent nuts and some caramalised sugars, tucked into a bit of hops and some mellow yeast flavours. Aftertaste is very mild and pleasing - not harsh nor alcoholic at all. Overall, a decent marzen - really not bad, and probably better than most american attempts at the beer. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Norm’s in Vienna, Virginia on 13-December-2007.
keepersj12 (3036) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
About an average Oktoberfest. Nice bready aroma. Very nice pour. Sweet malty flavor. Worth a try.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour: light golden/orange. Head: creamy, offwhite. Aroma: sweet, malt, dirty. Flavor: sweet malt, caramel,grain. Palate: lively.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2009 brown orange with wispy head. warm fresh baked bread aroma with lemon zest. light bodied and a constant faint tartness throughout. not a ton of complexity but a solid foundation
Radek Kliber (6895) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance : Light tea like with creamy medium top, average lace shown 3+
Nose :fairly rich nose , brown chocolate dough some woody hints with rich malty bottom. Neat 7+.
Flavour/Palate : Medium full bodied. Rich heavy malts shown, cookie dough with chocolate and bark. Creamy, soft palate. Big brew especially considering its alcohol content. Roasty finish. Rich full bodied lager.
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful copper color. Huge malty sweet aroma. very bready and sweet and full of malty bomb goodness. My favorite oktoberfest by far. Could drink gallons of this brew.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The 12 ounce bottle poured a clear medium dark reddish amber beverage with a modest sized frothy off-white head that was mostly diminishing and left some good lacing on the glass. The aroma was consistent with a good Oktoberfest with good notes of toffee, caramel bread and a hint of floral hops. The body was medium-light with average carbonation and a watery texture. The flavor started out just barely sweet and stayed that way through the medium length finish which was slightly on the dry side.
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - NOV 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours copper in color with a small off white head. Aroma has bit of sweetness. THe taste has a bit of caramel and the finish has a bit of bitterness. Overall this was a bit of a beer. Not very impressed.
emacgee (4548) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper amber with a medium orangeish frothy head. The aroma is sweet, grainy, malty, peathy, a little nutty. The flavor is grainy, mildly sweet, not too hot. The palate was pretty average.
McGarnigle (604) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 9/18/07. Clear copper color with fluffy tannish head. Mostly standard Oktoberfest stuff, caramel-toffee and toasted nuts. I thought this was a bit sweeter than others, although there’s some hops and dryness at the end. Still, the aftertase wasn’t as clean as I’d liked. The body is nice, with soft, fine bubbles.