bu11zeye (12353) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2007 (Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with an small off-head. Aroma of spoiled vegetables (upfront), grain, corn, caramel, nuts, and a hint of fruit. Flavor of malt, nuts, caramel, and mild hops with a dry finish.
heemer77 (5194) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium orange body with a slightly off white head. The aroma was sweet with caramel and pancakes. The taste was dry with tea and toffee. There was also some light cocoa in the finish. The mouthfeel was soft. A well made Oktoberfest that is above par for Schlafly.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle. Rich golden/light amber in color. White head. Toasted and malty caramel in flavor. Not a pronounced aroma of any kind. Better than many Schlafly beers. Seems to hit the märzen style fairly close. Thick coating mouthfeel is pleasant. Head retention lasted to the end. One of the few Schlafly beers that I would drink again.
PhillyBeer2112 (2660) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with a slight red tint, somewhat hazy, and a smallish if firm head. Restrained aroma hints at smoke, metal, light syrup, but its all really weak, the aroma is bareley there. Flavor smooth and mild, somewhat on the sweet side, but a light spicy hop provides complement. Light wheat bread finish. Medium body. I just can’t get past the lack of any detectable aroma and flavor here. Everything is just barely hinted at - yet you’d expect that in a light bodied beer, but this beer feels like it has something in the mouth, it just doesn’t taste like it.
mamabeer (39) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. A medium amber pour with short beige head. Aroma had a nice hint of spice which was not found in the flavor which tended to be more on the bitter side. Fizzy carbonation with a light body.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Intense orange glow with dense, profligate head. Dreamily earthy, walnut-infused aroma. Somewhat less complex flavor dominated by some caramel draped over sheafs of darkened grains baked into bread. Warm, dark-syrupy malts, molasses. Clean, nicely bittered finish. Perhaps a bit overbittered..
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is acceptable. Has a nice darker golden amber color, with a little head. Flavor is OK, kind of bitter. Light body, with decent carbonation. Overall, it is acceptable.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with all the things that make a Mårzen nice: luminous amber/orange body with a lumpy lacing layer of foam. Initially, the aroma is a bright blending of spicy yeast, floral hops, and fresh bready quality. As the head settles, the aroma seems to flatten a bit too, getting just a bit flabby, though not unappetizing. Pleasant sweet toasty bread flavors, fine carbonation, clean finish. A bit less warm melanoidan I’d like, but a minor complaint. Medium body, not too thick to be a nice session beer. Nice example of the style.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kind of sweet, like sugarwater, mild toasty notes, some burnt caramel, mild sour/paper aftertaste. Meh. No defining characteristics and not much fun to drink.
Kevin (2158) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 16, 2005
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
dark tan pour and a white head. aroma is corklike. taste is wood, raw freshly cut wood with some stale caramel and an unpleasantbitterness that is like gagging on used fishing line. it is drinkable somehow, barely.