indiojoe (10) - glendale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the original Marzen. Beautiful amber body. Eggshell head with a rapid decay. Hop bitterness at finish. No sweetness which I miss. Perfect for Oktoberfest at Haus Murphy’s. Prost!
lobosaintori (27) - - SEP 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I will admit I am a newbie when comes to rating beer but I have to say this is the best beer I have had to date. Pours a beautiful dark bronze with a thick bubbly beige head that lasts. the aroma is of roasted coffee beans with a taste that is pure art as he previous entry eloquently puts it. no harsh finish or excessive bitterness.
odannyob (99) - Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into a plain light tan ceramic 1 litre stein 3 each 12 ounce green glass bottles. Bier is Liquid Art.
Need I say more.
demannu (211) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2015 This beer drinks very easy. Smooth light crisp palate. Goes down quick and easy. Brown copper color. Not my favorite look for a brew not not off putting. Aroma is mild and forgettable with a almost musky quality. Solid simple flavor. Better as it comes to room temp. Nothing overly special all in all, but satisfying. I would drink this again.
AAEA (226) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 FL OZ ($1.99 bottle) relatively good but far from the best. Its good enough for getting drunk but i think i will choose a different beer for my oktoberfest.
spatenfan (55) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is slight dark fruit, raisin like.
Appearance is a gorgeous burgundy hue.
Taste is crisp with some fruity/metallic character.
Palate is soft.
Overall a delicious Oktoberfest. One of my favorites.
katrinaez (619) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2015 One of the basics to run a Oct fest flavor off. Very good. Yeasty and hazy. Slight fruit and citrus. Tap
Bricks (763) - Delaware, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good color... copper amber. Smells of sweet malt. A bit neutral, sweet... smooth. Not bad.
sueandron (12) - Sublimity, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
We have only tried this at a small tavern in Mt Angel, OR, home of the Oktoberfest. The tavern we originally tried it at is closed now and in it?s place is the tavern/eatery called the Drunken German. Not as good as the Optimator but I would never turn it down.
kingofthemtn (46) - - JUN 28, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the few beers that I will drink more than 1 of at a time. Beautiful malty-sweet aroma and taste. Medium brown color, crystal clear and just tasty. Every year I look forward to when the local grocery store starts to carry this beer and then the yearly german culture picnic at the park which serves this on tap. When the last bottle is taken from the fridge towards the end of December it is a moment of ceremony for us.
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a wonderful beer for octoberest. Its medium colored with deep taste that really hits home.