jgb9348 (5067) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber colour with orange highlights. Thick dense off-white coloured head of about 2 centimetres. Small bubbles rising from bottom and sides of the galss. Head lasts a long time...about 15 minutes at least. Smells of skunk initially, followed by malt, pumpkin and a touch of hops. Sweet taste, a ton of malt and not too much else. Aftertaste somewhat bland and primarily malty. Overall this is an average Marzen, nothing great, nothing bad. If you are into the style at least you get this at every single location inside America! Everyone has the ability to try this one...so if you want yet another Marzen, try this. I bought my twelve ounce bottles at Giant Food in Manassas, Virginia...but you can probably find it on any street corner.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was ok. Nothing special.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got a chance today to try this out at the brewery. This is probably the best copy of a bavarian style that they do. Color is a little dark and reddish for a Maerzen, but flavor is appropriately sweet with nice roasted notes. Low bitterness. A good beer.
walrusman (12) - Alabama, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very pleased! Nice aroma & very tasty. Had a slight sweetness to it, just enough. I will be buying this every year! Was a big hit at all the football parties last year.
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
The one thing that bothered me about this beer was the somewhat watery consistancy. that and the taste was a little too mild. it was somewhat malty but nothing outstanding.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It seems like every year the batch is different, two years ago it was aweful, but last year and this year seem to be back to its usual.
Color is a clear amberish brown, with a white head that fizzed away pretty fast and left some lacy patches. Smell is faint roasted malt, a bit burnt caramel or caramel popcorn. Taste form this was good, very smooth with good rich, sweet malt thats mild and pleasing. Some drying hop presence in the finish but is not strong enough. Thus bringing it to the feel, a little empty and slightly watery, lighter/medium body, smooth, clear and clean with some dryness and sweetness mixing at the end.
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good Octoberfest...I've made better, good hops good malt, well brewed....not bitter enough, not eno[ugh kick, but decent price.
AtomBombOfLove (30) - Jackson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
It may be hard to believe, but this little number tops the Beck's Octoberfest. Who'd have thought something this good came from America?
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUN 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice smooth Octoberfest beer. Nice red/brown color, good head. Very enjoyable.
ClarkVV (4164) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish brown and bubbly.
This has a sharp alcohol taste that is overshadowed(read: rescued) by a slight sweet roasty flavor I cant put my finger on. It is ok as far as oktoberfests go. Not very fresh, eh whatever.