Braudog (6255) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft 1/2 liter at Bier Garden, Portsmouth. Amber, glistening and clear. Germanic lacing. Light caramel/crystal aroma. Quite hoppy in its Teutonic way ... tightly tart over a well balanced malt. Superb examplar of the style and went awesome with cordon bleu. (#3353, 3/22/2008)
valpoaj (726) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yikes...bit late on this one...but should still be good. Pours a very, very clear yellow-gold with a frothy head that settles nicely. Aroma is very sweet malt and clean...light and pleasant. Flavor is malty, with accents of corn, caramel, and grains. Slight bitterness is left on the palate. Highly carbonated throughout keeps it from being a very quick drink. Not a bad example of a Marzen...would pick one up again!
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - FEB 23, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear yellow with a slight tinge of amber and a thick, fizzy white head. Slightly sour malt aroma. Malty flavor, slightly sweet but nowhere near as rich as most oktoberfests I’ve had. Matter of fact, it was hard for me to think of it as anything but a lager ... wasn’t very impressed. Left half of it on the table, as it really wasn’t a very enjoyable beer.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a translucent yellowish brown with a fizzy white head that quickly fades. Lots of carbonation in this beer. Aroma of malt. Taste of malt, a touch of caramel, and a touch of hops with a not too sweet sweetness at the finish. Nice example of the style, I can’t slam this one too badly because it’s still pretty good despite not being one of my favorites.
gdschermer (5) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2008 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very nice crisp Oktoberfest style beer. Not as sweet as other Oktoberfests and is very smooth and drinkable. This is turning into a daily drinker while it is still available. Aroma is good caramel and aged - caramel finish that is neither too sweet nor too bitter.
JohnnyZ (90) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
good beer. Tastes like german quality through and through. Classic lagered oktoberfest.
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sampled. Pours a light amber color with a small white head. Aroma of toasted grain and light malts. Flavor of light caramel, and sweet grainy malts with a light hop bite.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a clear crisp yellow with a quickly receeding, one finger, white bubbly head. aroma is pilsner malt and a touch of caramel, corn, hay and yeast. has a light to medium body with descent carbonation and a pinch of lacing. flavor is the same as aroma but stronger with some bready yeast. a different kind of octoberfest that i am used to but its descent. reminds me of a light dubbel.
trum22 (13) - USA - NOV 11, 2007
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not much good here. A clear, golden beer with slight maltiness and not much else. About like a glorified Budweiser.
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep yellow with a touch of amber color pour with a small ring of white bubbles for a head. Aroma is of light malts. Flavor is true to the aroma, dominated by the malts, just a touch of hops. A bit too carbonated for me my tastes. Quick clean finish. Overall an pretty good beer.