RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2006
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
The fruity aroma of this beer must be pulled out of the glass. This is an orangish solution that is some where between rust and pumpkin pie in color that produces a fast dissolving white head. This beer is thin and a very mild sweet yet bitter nut taste with no lingering capabilities.
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head was spare and did not have a great appearance. Not a bad beer, since there was no after taste.
KSS (102) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice malty taste with a hint of honey. Not much aftertaste, slightly astringent.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2006 Tap @ Big Beer Lodge. Dark golden copper, only ring of film for head. Muted aroma of sweet malt and breadiness. Certain fruitiness showing up in the background, maybe peach? Flavor is all sweet malt, toated nuts/grain, again with some fruit I can’t pinpoint. Palate is cleansed fairly well with a spicy hop fininsh smooth clean finish. Very clean/crisp drink. Creamy smooth body/mouthfeel. Overaall just average.
fidemaster (281) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2007 Not too bad but not the best oktoberfest beer. carmel and malty but noit that much bite of spice to it.
demitriustown (1062) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Falls short, this Marzen has to much of a watery finish to be one of the better beers. It’s like I take a sip of Leinie’s Oktoberfest and it’s wonderfull inside my mouth for the first couple seconds, then turns to water with a non-existent palate. This is an average try at this style. Pours golden and copper hues with a white foamy head. The malty caramelly goodness lingers for a few seconds then leaves.
Juelze (1138) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden color with little head...no lacing. Smell is very mild but mostly malt and a sweet bread smell. At first tatste it seems to hit the style on but after the inital taste it feels thin and has a very grainy taste in the finish. Ok but nothing exciting for the style. Mediocre.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 24, 2005
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange with a white foamy soap like head. Aroma is very plain. Wasn’t able to pick out anything distinct. On just aroma alone I wouldn’t know its style. Decent malt, but still too thin. A slight roastedness to it. Very smooth and malty enough to make it a tolerable option.
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drank 2 of these at the company party. Boring aroma, barely an o’fest flavor. Tasted more like MGD. Blech, I wish this wasn’t SABMiller now. Quality of this is low....
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful deep pumpkin color, light body, initial sweet aroma and malty taste that quickly dissipates to a slight chemical bitterness. We Midwesterners love our Leinies, and for an affordable quaffer in October, this isn’t half bad.