jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good head. Nice malts and hops. Bit sweet.
Aurelius (3717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
High marks for appearance and aroma. Beautiful clear amber with creamy head that stands and then fades. Flavor is excellent and well balanced. Moderately complex taste. Palate was perhaps a little thin, but this could be either a sippin’ beer, or a quaffing beer, so again it’s well balanced. In its class, I like the Paulaner slightly more, and the Hacker-Pschorr a little less.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2001
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not my favorite german import, but still good. I want the horses on the label to pull that wagon over my way. Possibly too light for most, but i like it that way. The taste was a little off though
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 23, 2001
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Excellent first look and smell but pretty patchy taken as a whole. There was something barnyard-like in the aftertaste-- goats or hay, my friends and I disagree which. There are certainly worse choices, though.
Kodos (200) - USA - OCT 13, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small short lasting head, malty aroma/ Sweet malty taste. Sweeter than normal fest IMO. Enjoyable tho. You can go thru a sixer of these no problem.
lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2001
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer is really quite beautiful. It has a nice amber color and produces a nice cream coloured head. However it is lacking is most other areas. The mouthfeel seems kind of light. The flavor is kind of lacking, although some hop spiciness is evident in the background. This Marzen is not a smooth as others that I have tried in that it has a bit of an aftertaste.
legion242 (2070) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2001
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not as sweet as some other Marzens. Easier to get through a few.
plummdumb99 (34) - USA - OCT 9, 2001
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
great beer, but aftertaste is a little too much for the type of beer
hutch914199 (107) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2001
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very rich, almost caramel like flavor, finishes very smooth though.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2001
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall, a very average brew. As other raters have stated, the aroma is not appealing, being musty and slightly yeasty. None of that unpleasantness shows in the flavor, which is dominated by grape, other fruity tones, and a distinct maltiness. Crisp, subtle hop flavors in the background. Acceptable amber color with eggshell colored head. The body is maybe a little on the thin side. Not the most impressive. So far, I’ll take Dominion Oktoberfest over any other I’ve tried.