thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden/copper color with a slightly off white head that disappears rather fast. Aroma is of grain and something else I can’t quite make out. Flavor is a little low. I was hoping for a more robust, full, rich flavor so I would say this is a bit of a let down but not terrible by any means. It is a good shot at a middle of the road Oktoberfest. I could see this being a transition beer for people wanting to get into Marzens.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours an orangeish body with a thin whtie head. Moderate malts, leaves, and raisins in the aroma. Well carbonated mouthfeel with a mildly bitter finish.
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maybe I’m crazy, and maybe it was different because I always got this beer on tap, but I always thought it was very good.
maniak (14) - Bath, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice body, head, flavor, overall- just nice. An excellent middle of the road, amaerican, Oktoberfest.
xuhuckit19 (16) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Oktoberfest are expected to have a fuller slightly more thick flavor than does the Leinie. Very just okay.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 had this beer again my first rating was not so flattering was far better than the first rating pours was amber with off white head aromas of malts and and hops taste was of crisp malts and hops easy drinking smooth by far not the best of this style but a decent session beer
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2008
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
See, I really like Leinies because they show that they can make some great beers. This one however isn’t one of their better brews. Taste is bland with some light bitterness with a crisp clean finish. Just doesn’t have enough flavor. Come on Leinies, you only need one or two beers to get the bud light drinkers on your side. Wouldn’t buy again.
pointer11 (43) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
light amber/orange-copperish body, sweet aroma. malty taste, pretty plain/boring.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good actually. Not a real "oktoberfest" type beer, but I enjoyed it for what it was. Orangish color with a slight tan head. Some good hops in there, along with the carmel. Probably my favorite from Leiny
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Real marzens are not orange in color and have more character but this offering is not nearly as poor as the reviewers have scored this malty lager. It’s very drinkable and the price vs. more expensive competitors makes it a decent beer.