Gmku (295) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sweet soap taste. Not much aroma. Nothing much Marzen-like about this. A poor imitation of the style.
DrunkDad (12) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Didn’t tast much like a traditional Marzen-style Oktoberfest at all. Disappointing as an Oktoberfest and mediocre as a beer in general.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Autumn Gold Coloring. No Head...Small White Ring. Possibly Some Grain in the Aroma...Not Pleasant... On the Tongue...Pretty Watery and Bland Overall...Some Grains and Possibly some Wheat.... Leinie’s...Please Try Again...You Guys Are Better Then This!!!
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2004
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Amber with an off-white head. Very weak on the aroma and the flavor. Some notes of caramel malt and some touches of hops but so watered down as to be almost nondescript.
DrnkMcDermott (2869) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. A good try at a Wisconsin Okto that is hamstring by megabrew constraints. Decently golden brown color and foamy head. A nice amber malt character, but nothing that says it’s anything but a lager with a few darker grains thrown in. No real faults as a beer, but Oktos are too easy a style to go bland in.
Braudog (5962) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2004
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured a light amber or orange color with barely any head. It has a really sweet aroma, and indeed the flavor is sweet and grassy, no caramel that I’d expect for the name ... disappointing.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2004
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Bright amber color with a small, nearly vanishing white head. Not much aroma at all, just a slightly sulphury light lager smell. Thin body with plenty of carbonation. Maybe things have changed this year, because I’m not picking up on the sweetness vibe . Actually, kind of of puckering astringency with a dry, almost metallic finish. Kind of reminds me of their Amber Light, which isn’t a bad beer, but not exactly what I was looking for here. Almost think this is misbottled. As a beer, easy drinkin’ refreshment. As an Oktoberfest, a big miss.
ross (2118) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
red color, white head, a pretty good marzen, that is refreshing and very easy drinking. sort of sweet tasting yet refreshing. i could drink alot of this, and would probably enjoy doing so. a good offering by this brew co- thanks bill!
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Daker amber with a light creamy head and light lacing. Roasted malts and carmel aromas with small hops. More of the roast in the flavor with traces of caramel and sweet malts. Hops aren’t well defined. A mellow palate with a tangy finish of hints of spice.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper bronze color, pellucid, sticky head, some lacing. The aroma has some dusty malts, not well defined, chaotic. The flavor is moderately sweet with some good malts. Very 1-dimensionaly though to me. Just some caramel malt sweetness is all I get. Finishes sweet, some malt. eh. Thanks Falconseye!