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.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty, sweet nose, darker in colour, kind of amber. Nice carbonation with a thick yellow frizzy head that quickly dissipates. Medium body with a malty, somewhat hoppy but definately bitter taste. Finishes actually more bitter than anything else. Overall, easy drink and good.
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet marzen style brew, fairly tasty piece of work. Quality beer, it's sweet with a malty fruity taste. Shouldn't disappoint as long as you know what to expect.
frankR (144) - Davis, California, USA - OCT 31, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2004 Drank out of a big keg can during Halloween. Bronze color, very nice looking. Sweet, spicy, bitter malts, well balance hints of carmel. Best Marzen I've ever had. Under rated.
garv (24) - dalton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My favorite Octoberfest!
Wonderful when freshly drawn from the tap in my gargage on a crisp autumn morning!
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 27, 2003
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer came in a 12oz bottle. Poured a very interesting amber color with a decent head that didn't stick around too long. The aroma was very sweet and promising with caramel malts being the forerunner. The flavor was not as I expected from the smell. The caramel malt is the strongest part of the flavor, but there is a certain bitterness that I did not like with this one. The bitter bite makes me give it low marks for drinkability and mouthfeel.
Choos (732) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light fruity aroma that seemed to me to quickly vanish. Clear amber. Nicely hopped, lightly malty but with a metalic background flavour. Looked fairly carbonated when I poured it but drinks very easily with not much mouthfeel. Overall very nice and something you could drink an awful lot of without realising it.
desurfer (1290) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not too impressive. Standard looking Oktoberfest, same malty flavor, but I detected a distinct sourness in it.
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 23, 2003
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2005 Fantastic light fruity smell, like an IPA. Great color, taste, flavor. The only drawback I find is that it is not as full or filling as I would like.
On a re-rate, and after knowing fully what this style is, this beer is certainly at or near the top.