Aggie80 (790) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice pour with a light iced tea color, white head, some lacing and lots of bubbles. Caramel aroma with a lot of malt in the flavor. Nice sweetness and a smooth mouthfeel. Pretty good option!
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This sure didn’t taste like a typical Oktoberfest, as it’s rather watery and not much on the side of spiciness. Not that I didn’t like it as an everyday, drinkable lager, just not what I would have expected for the style.
thegreenrooster (3537) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour is a copper with a big white head. Aroma is non-existant. Flavor is much the same. No real malts or hops are present. Finish is watery and bland. Not a marzen.
hobyahs (24) - USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pure copper color, with short white head. Mild malty flavor, but lasts decently. Hint of caramel, pumpkin. Excellent fall beer for cold nights, eating brats and watching the world series or football with the guys.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Found this on draught in Champaign, Illinois. Clear, dark orange pour with a nice thick, pale tan head. This one tastes quite a bit dissimilar to a standard Marzen, without the heavy maltiness that usually accompanies a regular Oktoberfest. Nevertheless, it’s drinkable if somewhat alcoholic in the finish, clean with some sweetness. Good.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - OCT 25, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours golden with a white head. The aroma is lighly malty with caramel notes. The flavor is rather mild with some low hints of malt.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a nice mild marzen! great looking on the pour with a clear amber and long lived white head. flavor was mild toasted malts, some caramel and a hint of pumpkin. finished with a clean and crisp character about it. nothing special, but it hit me just right.
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Without bias toward calling it a marzen or standard octoberfest beer I would say it’s mighty fine. Beautiful pour, rust-orange color with thick white head that never settled. Strong lace. There’s definitely an aroma...who said there wasn’t one....it’s not great, but it’s there. hah. Very nice light malty taste to it, nothing offensive about this beer considering it is cheap Leinenkugel’s. It’s not remotely bad. A nice beer!
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours copper with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malts and hops. The flavor is bitter, corn-like, and sweet malts. Ok beer.
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet in aroma and taste. Nice amber color. Not as malty/sweet as some Marzens - and I liked that. It is very drinkable with more sweetness than bite. Pleasant tasting and average palate.