nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is malty with a bread element and a subdued hop presence. It’s not complex but effective. The appearance is amber with an average sized head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is typical for the style. This is a great example of an Oktoberfest beer.
nuplastikk (3824) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
NIce smooth amber colored oktoberfest lager. Has a nice crisp hoppy finish which makes it a little less malt-centered than most oktoberfests. A well done, unique interpretation. Mendocino delivers a great product at a great price.
radagast83 (3749) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from bottle. Flavor was that of citrus and tart fruit. Flavor was decent enough, and a surprise result from most of the Oktoberfest beers I’ve been having lately.
TURDFERGUSON (3741) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Tylers. This is a pretty shitty marzen. Not a huge fan of the style and this one is just not very good. Will not drink again.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Peppery malt aroma, light raisins. Medium rusty orange, fluffy one-finger head in a pilsener, average label. Crackery, rather plain lager flavor with just a little tin and toast. Lingering woody bitterness. Not sweet. Medium body. Just average.
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Slight candy aroma. Colored like iced tea. Comes on pretty bitter for a fest. Similar in behavior to many average malt liquors. Nice carbonation. Fairly bitter and insensitive, like many ales. Pilsner and alky metallic finish, hangs for a while. Don’t think this and Hacker belong in the same league.
Butters (3576) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the Second Cellar Reduction. Clearish orange amber with almost no head. Nose is sweet maple, caramel malt. Flavors are similar to the spaten, honey, toffee, biscuit, but this has a heavier malt component. Medium soft body with medium carbonation.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated on 9-05-2009 at Crown Liquors Event (Bottle) This beer pours a small ivory fizzy head with a short retention, transparent orange body, very little carbonation, and no lacing. The Aroma is malty, earthy hops and spicy. Ditto for the Taste. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer lacks character and has no WOW factor and thus a beer that is not on my list of beers to want again.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
a clear amber beer under a small white head. light aroma with notes of bubblegum and faint floral hops. lightly toasted malts with some shortbread cookie and a touch of floral hops round out the flavor. light bodied. a quality beer but nothing out of the ordinary.
vyvvy (3421) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper / bronze with a moderate off-white head. The aroma is a little rich, but has some dryness, caramel malt, floral traits and almost an autumn leafiness ~ that sounds odd but its just what it reminded me of. Medium / thin body with some sharp carbonation. The flavors starts with dry caramel, woody traits and a leafy dryness. The finish has an even more earthy presence. A decent oktoberfest.