TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Deep brown color with a white head. Aroma was malty, very sweet. Flavor started sweet got sweeter then relaxed back into the original sweetness. No real hops flavor noticable.
jazz88 (2661) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark golden to amber color with a tan head. An aromatic toasted malt aroma with a full malt flavor. Typical marzen but lacks a spice of oktoberfest.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - MAR 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colour, the head is quite thin and creamy. Sweet maltness in the aroma, very delicate, with hints of corn. Pleasant malty flavour, light and fresh, with a moderate sweetness. Sweet even the aftertaste with just an hoppy touch. Pleasant and drinkable.
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - FEB 25, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark copper color with a thin , short-lived head. Crystal malts flavor with a bit too much of the bittering hops, slightly unbalanced but not bad. A good buy at $3.25 for a sixer!
pwyman (71) - Hubert, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light rich malty aroma with a lasting head. Medium amber color. Quite a good Octoberfest.
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2010 Nice amber color and generous off white head start this one. The aroma is nice, as well, with sweet notes. The flavor is very light, slightly sweet, and somewhat crisp. This is a refreshing beer, in my opinion, and is HIGHLY drinkable. A nice beer.
EDIT: I should also note that as the beer warms a light hoppiness comes through, adding some depth to the flavor and balancing the sweeter caramel and malt flavors.
dev (50) - Savannah, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light copper color. Flavor is bitter with slight sweetness. Good white head that lasts to the end. Nice lace. Full mouth feel. Extremely bitter long lasting aftertaste.
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear reddish amber with a long lasting, thick white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Light toasy malt aroma. Biscuity, malty flavor with a slight sweetness. Light bitter hop aftertaste with some caramel. Creamy, dry finish with a medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a quality beer. Dark/rusty boidy with almost no head. Good flaked barley taste. Solidly balanced with a rounded off hop chatacter. Nice sweet malty finish, A CLASSIC GERMAN STYLE, I like it alot, but then again I may be slightly partial toward these things =)
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Typical Oktoberfest beer appearance. As with most Oktoberfest beers, aroma and flavor resemble that of a doppelbock but lighter. In fact, this stuff is much less sweet and malty than the typical Oktoberfest beer (such as Spaten). Quite hoppy and pleasant.