Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a white head. Smells of pepper, caramel, some citrus. Tastes of caramel, pepper, spice, some tea, biscuits. Mouthfeel is slick and oily with a sweet finish. Closer to a German Oktoberfest than many of the other American examples I’ve tried.
MadIndian (2574) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled with Stegosaurus during our second Boston Tour. Served at Sunset Grill. Clear copper pour with mild malt aroma. Thin in body and taste. There was a mild bitter hop finish but I was not impressed.
badgerben (4578) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper color with a thin head. Caramel aroma. The caramel turns slightly sour in the taste. A bit of corn and grain. Kinda blah.
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2011 Excellent american oktoberfest. Nice and malty!! with a tiny hop presence. This is one of the more flavorful of all Oktoberfests i have tried. A step above schaflleys, lienkugels, and so on and so on. Better than Sammy Oktoberfest ... maybe the best American oktoberfest there is!
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber color with a fairly small, eggshell shite, pillowy head leaving no lacing. Nose is toasted caramel, roasted nuts, and sweet bread. Flavor is similar with rich toasted caramels, light toffee, and nutty sweet bread notes. Palate is light to medium, lively, and crisp, maybe a bit viscous. Finishes sweet with rich caramel and almonds. Richer than most of its German counterparts but lacks their drinkability. Nice change of pace as far as Ofests go but almost too swee for its own good.
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a moderate off-white head that faded before mid-glass. Pleasant aroma of caramel. Flavor was caramel, lightly sweet, with a bit of hops at the finish. Medium bodied with a smooth finish. Above average oktoberfest beer.
radagast83 (5500) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Overall this, like many of the Oktoberfest beers I’ve had so far this season are just okay. Nothing bad about this beer, aroma of grass with malts. Flavor is about the same, with a touch of hops in there.
TURDFERGUSON (4010) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught at speakeasy 9/17/07. Pours a hazy copper with a little head that fades immediately. Aroma is malty and slightly bready. Typical marzen flavor--I’ve only had about 3 marzens this year and I’m already getting sick of the flavor. yada yada yada, not my favorite style.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange/copper. Grassy and malty aroma. Fairly creamy mouthfeel with some caramel malt and toffee balanced by some hops. Average Oktoberfest.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This marzen pours a medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel and toffee, a touch fruity and sweet as well. A medium to lighter bodied marzen. The malts are caramel and fruity. The hops are slightly spicy and a touch earthy. Nice balance. Lively carbonation. Kind of a milder tasting marzen, it seems a touch thin tasting at times. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with some lingering caramel flavors.