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.
Aggie80 (808) - 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!
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!
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.
thegreenrooster (4003) - 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.
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.
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.
joesvendsen (29) - USA - OCT 7, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. This poured a very pretty amber color, not much of a head. I don’t think this beer tasted that much different from some of their other products, like honeyweiss. It was a little bit too bitter for an "Oktoberfest" beer. Slightly watery.
Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - OCT 2, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz pours a very rich-colored amber with very small and slightly tanned head. Very active carbonation. Slightly sweet malty aroma, with a hint of honey or caramel. The taste is somewhat similar to a regualar American Pale Lager, which is usually very disappointing, and this time is no different. The endtaste holds a slightly smokey effect that fades fast into a bare malty finish. Too bubbly and somewhat astringent on the tongue. Not my favorite oktoberfest.
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the bottle pours a thin copper color with a small head. Aromas of carmel, malt, and some citrus. Flavor is sweet too sweet, some carmel and grainy malt. Not very Oktoberfest and not too much different from their honey weiss and standard leine’s, mostly just a new label.