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 (5242) - 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 (6197) - Yorktown, Virginia, 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.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice amber color with a decent head that quickly went away leaving no lace.
Smells malty with a bit of spice.
Taste is malty, yet spicy. Apple and other fruit esters are definately present. I'm not a huge Marzen fan, but this is pretty good. Most are overly sweet but this one is well-balanced and quite complex.
Palate is nice and full. Overall, this is one of the best Marzens out there.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ths is THE Octoberfest. All others have to tip their hats to the original. Nice amber/brown color with maltiness at the front when you open the bottle. I bought two cases of this at $.33 per bottle when a local grocery chain switched beers. heh.
Maltiness with a slight hop presence. This is a toothsome beer with a smooth, easy drinking body. Nice carbonation and lace on the glass. Love the Salvator.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color with sweet malty aroma.Sweet hoppy taste with a little bitterness towards the end. Finishes like a typical marzen with that sweet candy taste.
Reid (2237) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought in the 1 pint brown bottle with the wonderful pic on the label..of what looks like a regiment of fat beer serving ladies..very amusing!
beer pours a nice crystal clear amber clour it had a good sized white head that dissapeared faster than snow of the face of the sun..but did leave a ring of lace round the top of the glass.
Lovelly malty aroma greets my nose..smells like english toffee ..mmmm
mmm nice malt taste not exactlly sweet but nice roasted chocolaty malt taste..this is good.
feels excellent and smooth apon the tongue leaving a pleasant aftertaste on the back of the tongue.
Nice beer could drink many of these.
This is my first Marzen so I did not know what to expect..if they are all like this I like em!
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear red-amber with a thin head; smell of malt; fairly mild taste of hops with just a little sweetness in the finish
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber pour with a 1/2 inch head of dense white bubbles. Light/medium body with a sweet malty profile. Not much in the way of hops, very little to no bitterness. Nothing to write home about.