McGarnigle (624) - 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.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange/amber with a big fluffy white head. Sour malt and yeast dominate the aroma. Flavor is big and malty with a light citrus touch and a soft, bittersweet finish. Caramel and buttery toffee notes with a slight bite from the citrus. Slightly sugary; rich, flavorful and complex for a marzen. I like this beer immensely.
vyvvy (5893) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear bronze with a rocky light tan head. The aroma is quite faint with some caramel malt and some spiciness (hops?). Meidum body with over-abundance of carbonation. The taste is on the watery side with caramel malt that is medicinal and metallic. The finish is still quite medicinal and peppery - not very good.
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber/brown with smallish head. Nice raosted malts and juicy fruit flavors emerge from this seasonal brew. Applesauce, berries, corn, malts, and a touch of alcohol mark the aromas. A full flavored entry with coffee roasting, fruit balanced and subtle hops which has a souring tinge effect on the tounge, yet yields a creamier body. A nice Oktoberfest brew.
riversideAK (6164) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber colored. Slightly hazy. Small white head. Aroma of caramel, toast, and nuts. Flavor is the same, but it is really nice. It just works together. Its got all of the flavors from most fest beers, but they work together the best. Smooth and drinkable. Each sip made me want more. The best Fest beer I have drank this season for sure!
Dacrza (863) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thin, even white head on a classic orange brown body with normal clarity...nice roasted malts with a slight sweet, doughy aroma...medium to full palate, with a smooth texture and finish...sweet, even malts...a lingering finish, impressive in its singular effect...another winner from Left Hand, a beer equally made for sessioning or swigging....bring on the candy corn.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy copper wiht a lacy off-white head. Noble hops over a nutty malt aroma. Medium body and fine carbonation. A bit of caramel, nuts, seemingly sweet in mid-palate rather than on the front. Crisp-ish finish with earthy hop traces.
nearbeer (4928) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2008 Bottled on 08-22-07. Clear copper with a medium-sized head that lasts. Earthy sweet corn, toasted nut, caramel, cocoa, and barber shop spice aromas. Flavors of caramel, grain, cocoa, sour apple, and grapes on the front; turns more earthy and dryish, ending with bittersweet pecan and a slightly sour caramel-cocoa note. Smooth, medium bodied with a drying finish. A bit atypical of the style: heavier with seemingly more roast malt, but this is the tastiest Oktoberfest I have sampled.
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ok just ok i guess had better fest beers. this one is smooth and drinkalbe just lacking a bit something to make it stand out. but hey it aint gross so that nice!
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured medium amber, forms an off white head. Aroma is of carameled malts, perhaps toffee and cream. Flavor was of a typical Marzen beer. Malts, spices, caramel, with a slight biscuity ending. Eh, pretty good beer, not my personal fave style, but considering the season it was clean and refreshing.