Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Only the label identified this as a Marzen for me. Nice orange color with almost no trace of a head. Sweetish aroma, but I couldn’t tell where it was coming from. Nice full body. Not a lot of flavor - some sweet maltiness and trace amounts of hop bitterness. Non-offensive.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Leines fest: Orange dark red. Nose is malty, but faint. First sip is watery. Not much a representative of the style. Still crafted better than most American Standards, no adjunctness or graininess. Light and refreshing, but not something I’ll pick up again. I do like the new packaging and attitude from these guys. Most stuff is pretty much light, thin examples of the styles that they claim to be.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma has a pasta-like smell that is not too wonderful. It has a decent amber color but not much of a head. The palate is respectful for a lager, it has a reasonable bite, but nothing that makes this beer standout. The flavor is about as lackluster.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown color with a solid, creamy head. Musty aroma. Dusty malt flavor. A good example, but nothing terribly special.
flemdawg (520) - Naples, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A typical malty aroma of the style, not exciting, but I did get some carmel in there. Reddish orange color with a decent sized white head and some lacing. Sweet malty taste that did not do much for me. Considering the source of the beer, I got exactly what I expected, which wasnt much at all.
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 12, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Meh... Sour malt, sour hops. My first of the style and it doesn’t make me want to try more. One of the not so good Leinies.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2011 I am not a huge fan of this brewer. This was my first try of this particular brew and I doubt that I will try it again.+++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bronze color with a medium tan head. There was a strong sour malt aroma. The flavor was light sour malt. It was drier than it smelled. It generally tasted like a typical macro with just a slightly stronger malt body. Disappointing.
walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
poured a reddish copper with off white head. this is a middle of the pack octorberfest for me nothing special and nothing bad. aroma and flavors about the same as any other octoberfest beers
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 9, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The coloring is a nice reddish gold wth a medium sized white head. Caramel and some sweet grassy aroma. The taste is earthy with caramel and some butterscotch. A nice dry hay like finish. A decent O’fest, but not great.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 8, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark gold with no head. Lightnose with some malt and yeast. Light mouthfeel with dry finish. Flavors of carmel, light roasted malt, and faint hops. Not bad though I’ll pass.