Guerde (1208) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(on tap) Pours amber with a white head. Aroma only contained what smelled like a cheap apple cider. Taste was just a little malty sweet, with a wheaty finish.
sthlm (1240) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[On tap] Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma was very weakly of apple cider. Taste was malty, a little apple, some faint chemical bitterness towards the end. Medium body. Short finish. Average.
neooldie (8) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very suprised this isn’t rated higher. I love the Oktoberfest beers and I’ve had many in my day and this one is still my favorite. One of the few beers my father and I agree on being top of the line!
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a middling "light" version of a Marzen. It’s nowhere near strong enough in aroma or flavor to truly be an Oktoberfest, but it’s pretty decent when September rolls around and there aren’t other Marzen options available.
jarlbartar (89) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an amber body, with an off white head that dissapates quickly. Aromas of rich spices and roasty malts. Taste had some roasted malt character with some clove undertones. Not bad, average at best for the style.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The Dan journal #49. Tasted 10/22/06. 12oz bottle. Clear and amber. Spiral white head. Bready vegetal spicy nose. Notes of vanilla and caramel. Light to medium bodied. Palate hits sweet then dulled malts. Bright bitter finish that ebbes out into a sticky aftertaste. Abrasive and not very smooth transitions. Meh...
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A poor example of this style, which is hard to do. Fairly light caramel aroma and taste. Not overly sweet but than again neither is water. Pass.
oldstyle (15) - USA - JUN 4, 2007
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Very tasty beer while sitting around a campfire around mid october!! Can’t describe the details, but i know what i like!!!!
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rated 9/11/06: Lousy marzen presented by a usually decent brewer. Aroma is non-existent, appearance is good with a nice bronze color and small creamy head. average feel here with a weak finish. Flavor is decent for a standard lager but falls fairly short for an oktoberfest. I have a sneaking suspicion that Leinenkugel’s may be falling to the wayward hands of their owner, I only hope their other brews aren’t being compromised by cheap ingredients.
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2007
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Straight from the bottle. It pours a medium amber color, small head that dropped fast. Aroma is nearly absent. A hint of alcohol and corn. Taste of semi-sweet malt and barely any hops. Very watery finish with a clean aftertaste. This is more of a "Light Oktoberfest" at best. Not what I expected from an Oktoberfest.