schweiger7 (5) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2004 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark copper color with a white foamy head. A full flavor of sweet fruity esters. The body is full and well-rounded, with a nice mellow finish. My favorite Octoberfest ... one of best things about fall in the Twin Cities.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark orange-copper color with a small off- white foamy head that doesn't last very long, not much lacing. Has roasted, malty caramel aromas, sweet and roasty malt flavors, medium body with a full mouthfeel, finishes sweet with noticeable alcohol.
redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color with a thin frothy head. At first I thought this had some English characteristics in aroma, odd. Typical Ofest taste sweet, caramel, slightly dry finish. As always with this style, very drinkable.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, pale orange color, adorned with a fine, creamy head. Aroma, strong and sweet, herbal, spicy, even. Quite a noseful, and far more forward than others of this style. In many ways, this one deviates from the norm. Flavor is rich and lively, alert and potent on the palate. Exceptionally malty, (not a peep from hops, the grain's in command this time), this is a Marzen that goes a bit beyond the usual, in terms of strength and flavor. Toasty, tasty, this is the autumnal treat in the Twin Towns!
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color an unblurred burnished copper as it rest in my glass with a substantial head that is semi-creamy in texture and a very light tan in color, as it dissipates a silky veil is left to conceal the glass. Musky malt sweetness at the front with an underlying crispness, pleasant as noses go with the front quite sweet, almost cloying, top is middling in feel to the palate. The acidity is pesky and the hops pronounced with a bone dry aftertaste last lingers on with a slight bitterness and a fine representative to the style, even if it is a bit sweet but I like it nonetheless.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber with no head to speak of. Nutty malty aroma with a hint of hops. Crisp mouthfeel. Sweet malty flavor, nothing outstanding.
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2007 Reddish in color with a small frothy head. Aroma is malt with notes of fruit and toffee. Flavor is sweet malt. Finish is bland and watery.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
When the sheves have been brought and autumnal colours dance upon the chilly winds of a changing season, nothing warms the soul and hurls the mind to reflection like a pleasant oktoberfest. This offering by Summit, amber and sweet in a symphony of malt, smooth and clean on the palate and mellow to the spirit, brings aparitions and days of yore close to the heart. This beverage transends the oktoberfest style well beyond all other attempts at complexity. Like a blanket of freshly fallen leaves upon a drowsy earth, I find it very well received.
BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2003
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear amber hue with small white head and some lace. Floral hops and sweet malt aroma. Some mild fruit and yeast esters as well. Very bland taste of grain and spices. Cardboard like feel. Pass.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 1, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yeasty malt aroma, very sweet and slightly woody and spicy flavor. A lot of hay and wheat in the body. Unremarkable mouthfeel. Not one I'd look for again.