nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little heavy on the malts, but somewhere in the midrange of Oktoberfests overall.
Dogbrick (8133) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2003 This beer is copper-colored with a medium light beige head. Minimal lacing. The aroma is lightly malty with some caramel as well. Medium-bodied, and not overly sweet like some Marzens tend to be, which I appreciated. Good malt flavor that was not too thick or syrupy. As a matter of fact it was very drinkable and complemented my food well. Maybe not the best example of the style, but I'd get it again.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2003 Nice clear brown-amber color, decent white head, malty caremel aroma, sweet malty caremel roasty flavor, medium body, some musty flavors, a good Oktoberfest, I think its the only one avalible year round.
bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty nose, slight sweet/carmel start, middle a little thin, slight hop bitterness w/ slight smokey finish. I was expecting a little more from this beer as far as body goes.
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2003 Wonderful amber oktoberfest that actually has a chocolate flavor. The only amber I"ve ever had with that rich of a flavor but still a light body.
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great nutty, malty aroma. You get that in the flavor department too. Could use some more hops to smooth it over a bit. Nonetheless, a good beer.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice creamy smooth taste reminds me a little of Bass. A good nutty flavor a little too malty for my taste, but overall a good solid beer.
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty average marzen, not much of a head out of the bottle, an amber-like color, very smooth, but just average
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty malty malty. Good though. Low hop bitterness and a very warm flavor due to the maltiness; tastes more alcoholic than it is. A good palate beer, pretty too.
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2002
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty flavorful for a lager. Nice amber color. Easy drinking, not too expensive.