antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Crystal clear bright amber pour with a tiny white head. Nice caramelly malt beer with just enough hop bitterness to make it easy drinking. Dry enough finish to keep it refreshing. Very clean malt flavors with a little breadiness. Thin but creamy mouthfeel. This beer is well done and perfect for the style. And you can buy it all year. A malthead chuggers dream. I could drink this all night.(until I pass out, of course)
raymow (1443) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber color and more or less standard marzen/oktoberfest flavor (which is a good thing as this style is one of my favorites). Overall, a pretty good beer.
TheBeerGod (6029) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium bronze with a tan head. Nose is richly malted with a buttered biscuit hint. Some notes of caramel as well. Taste is mildly hopped but it carries a nice, crisp, but sweetened malt and hop flavor. There’s a pleasantness about the malt that appeals to me. I could easily drink lots of this. Palate was nicely rounded. Sure it’s not that thick but it shouldn’t be. Pleasant sensation on the palate while being light enough to still be very drinkable. Finish is more rich malts and some bready notes. Good beer!
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with a medium size white head. Sweet malt aroma with a hint of
hops. Flavor is mostly malt with a bit of hop bitterness. Palate was a little thin
and light bodied. Slight metallic aftertaste.
mjg74 (3029) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice amber color. Has a fruity sweet aroma. Mild fruity flavor with a hint of spice going on as well. Finish seems a little watery.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with small head...smells sweet and tangy...sugar and caramel taste...a good example of this style...
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Bavarian Grille. Pours a deep amber color with a quickly disapating white head. aroma is of sweet caramel and sugar. Taste is also sweet, i compare it to biting into a caramel apple. leaves a nice smooth finish with a touch of bitter that works to even this out. this was very refreshing. this could have gotten cloying, but finished well.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2004
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2005 Draught. Copper with a thin loose head. Floral nose. Slight fruity finish. Slightly bitter.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brown/amber color with a fine head. Aroma is sweet malt. Flavor starts toasty and caramel malt with a dry herbal finish. I will be having several more of these to sort out which of the style are my favorite. Sometimes a brew makes you rethink and redrink something from your past. This is one of those. Quite pleasant.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Classic Octoberfest taste and appearance. Nice amber color and good aroma, but overall a bit thin, although very drinkable.