invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber brown with a lacing white head. Smells of sweet malts. The beer I had seemed to be past its prime, though.
Imbockinsxtx (82) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a Dark Amber Colour with a Rocky Head. Some Aroma present. Sweet Overtones balanced with Bitter Hops Smoothness. Almost Milk Chocolatey. Excellent Beer.
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I wasn't too impressed with this beer. Was not very challenging to the taste buds, and was a little boring in my opinion. Had some caramel malt presence and a decent citric hop flavor throughout the beer. Good crisp amber beer, could probably buy a domestic amber for much cheaper.
Kinz (3567) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Surprised to be the first person stateside to try this. Not much nose, just some light malts. Amber color, OK but fading head. Light bodied, slightly spritzy earth hop finish. Not bad, but not my thing.
Gmku (296) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
If for no other reason I had to try this because of the artwork on the label. Hilarious. There's a real nice heavy mouthfeel/body/taste here. Molasses, caramel flavor and aroma. Just enough hops to round it out. I think I prefer the even heavier feel of Hacker Pschorr's Oktoberfest, but this is very good.
Norton (333) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Brown with orangish murky undertones. Miniscule whitish head. Lively carbonation. Despite the malty punch, an easy drinker. Nothing stand-out about it except for some extra alcohol kick.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice red color, thin head. Nice malty flavor and aroma which taste/smell of sweet bread. Very light considering the alcohol. Good standard oktoberbest.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 10, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2005 on tap munich: this is a great Marzen. bright reddish orange hue. sweet, brady malt aromas rounded smooth palate. classy vienna style marzen. no gordon biersch imitators allowed!
heemer77 (5210) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2005 Medium orange body with a persistent light yellowish head. The aroma is sweet caramel and a hint of apples. There also seems to be a little molasses. The taste is crisp and dry with apples and a little bit of toffee. There is definitely a quality of leafy greens here too. However, it does not detract. An interesting Oktoberfest.
Braudog (6069) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange amber beer with a big top that deflated quickly into a steadfast quarter-inch head. Sweet caramel aroma led to a smooth bittered cigar-malt beer. Very good.