willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
09.27.04 12oz bottle. Standard golden copper marzen color. Rich with thck white head. Malty, bready, etc. Sharp hops hints. Raisin and walnut. Subtlty abounds - leave it to Victory to make a deeper, more complex oktoberfest. Rather light bodied which seems more to style than many stickier marzens, but I prefer them leaning towards alt. Nice stuff.
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2006 Copper orange, nice head, caramel aroma. Flavor is sweet, with a bit hint of tea flavors. Vague bitterness on finish. I prefer more expressive Oktoberfests. 9/30/06: Scores were the exact same. This time I noted a bit of hay and grass in the aroma and flavor, and some faint breadiness. Otherwise identical, minus the tea flavors.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: A deep amber when poured with a quickly dissipating off white head. Very spicy at the nose and malty on the palate. Finishes well with a nice sweet aftertaste that I couldn’t quite figure out.
Looking forward to it on tap.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4471) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2013 Sampled from a 12 oz bottle this beer poured an orange-caramel color with a small soapy tan head that faded quickly and left a touch of lacing. . The aroma was malty and sweet with a moderate toffee presence and touches of dark fruits and vegetal malts. . The flavor was sweet, tangy and sour with some vegetal malts, toffee, caramel and dark fruits. Med sweet malty toffee finish. Medium body and smooth. Solid.
pineypower (2359) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Victory. Pours out a slightly red hued amber with a medium sized foamy head. A very smooth beer with a nice malty flavor with a little hop bitterness. Overall this is an awesome Oktoberfest.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel raisin bread (must have bread on the brain rating these), sensuous aroma. Straight up O-fest, a tad too sticky for me but still enjoyable. Hints of vanilla in the finish.
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2007 Growler from the brewery.
Nice creamy head of off white over a deep amber colored clear body.
Nice clean malt aroma.
The flavor is proper for the style, malty, little hop presence and a clean finish.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2004 Draft @ brewery. Kind of a dark copper color with a small head. Mild bitter hop aroma and not much else. Taste has a nice malt flavor to it with a touch of bitterness if you reach down for it. A bit thin bodied but ok stuff. The bottle version has a really powerful astringent aroma. taste is much of the same though.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light orange color, nearly no head. Kind of sweet nose, also light sweetness in taste, weak malt.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - JUL 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
TAP: Sweet honey nose. Beautiful amber color with a tight head. Cherry and sugary malt. Very sweet. Light toasted end leaves a deposit of sweetness on the lips. Clean palate and a fairly heavy body. Impressive lager for this side of the puddle.