Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty aroma but the flavor is just a little sweet without much malt flavor also lacks the bread flavors that I like in this style. I like the hop profile, not bad really but not a favorite.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 8, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasty and exactly the right amount of sweetness. Wonderful amber hue and complex flavor, but a little lighter than I wanted.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly fruity gummy bears flavor. Amber brown with a thick tan head. Complex malt flavor accentuated by spicy hops (must be the Saaz). However, the alcohol is quite prominent. A little thin.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
surprisingly fruity, 3/4 body(not quite full not quite weak) great malty mouthfeel, I thought this was solid and the 50 cents price difference was a nice break
relwin (20) - Cardiff, California, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tinny aftertaste, initial burst of carbonation tapers to leave a creamy, if temporary head. I prefer GB’s Marzen (when on sale) to this.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Somewhat full bodied for this style, I think. Hints of sweetness throughout. A little too carbonated for my taste, lots of bubbles. Standard beer.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 petrified clearness with a frothy hovering..malty apples candying the air with malty sweetness..malted metal..creamy apple mush..
Nastrass (58) - Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice copper color. Medium, thin head. Standard caramelly aroma. Nice flavor, but certainly not the best of its class.
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ brewery. Reddish-brown with a light brown head. Malty with some chocolate aroma. Heavy malt body but none of the spice I like in Oktoberfest beers. Sticky sweet.
PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong and clean malty aroma. Lightly caramelly with only a hint of toffee or cookies. Dark amber color, large head with OK retention and light lacing. Quite sweet but with sufficient hopping - almost too bitter in the finish. Also a hint of smokiness in the finish. Probably a bit too much caramel malt flavor and not enough Munich malt.