BMan1113VR (7909) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 12, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to ilovedarkbeer. Pours with White head that fades and a hazy yellow body. Not a Marzen in my mind. Aroma of grass, corn and butter...again not to style. Taste is wet dog and diacetyl. Light carbonation and buttery mouthfeel.
mar (5063) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle thanks to ilovedarkbeer. straw yellow pour with no head. sweet malts and not much else. decent thickness with a very bland malty flavor.
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A light blonde with a thin white head. A very mineral lager, with light caramel. in mouth, a classy lightly sweet and fruity lager, very mineral. Medium bodied. Flour City brewfest, August 15 2008.
jb (2635) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2008
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow, thick white head, nice retention. Off / iron taste in palate, dry light hoppy finish, simple and boring lager.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Banana yellow with a small white head. Aroma of malt, toasted malt, dust and skunk. Taste of malt, nuts and toasted malt. Finish is sweet and off. Pretty bad example of the style.
That1Guy (2103) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crushed with Jakebra. Soft fruity nose coming out of a cloudy, pee-colored beer. Confused. This brew is pretty aight, though one would assume the "world’s oldest brewery" would know a thing or two about beer.
wxman (1610) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pale gold with a full white head. Aroma is muted - maybe some wet breadiness. Taste is sweet pale malt - some caramel and mild hops.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - NOV 20, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A yellow straw color with a thin white head that had nice retention. Aroma was of mainly corn notes but had some lingering sweetness. Flavor was similar to a pale lager with mostly unpleasant corn-like malt notes. Finish was watery.
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured rather pale lemon tending orange colour with a reasonable snow white head that dissapates rather quickly. Aromas are dominated by sweet fruit (mainly citrus) with some grainy malt coming into play also. Palate shows more of the same, with the grainy malt adding an almost flinty character (IMO) Rather light palate is served well by the dry finish, that perhaps lacks penetration due to the extremely low bitterness, which i suppose the style requires. I can see why this is their Oktoberfest brew, its really drinkable!
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a white head. Aroma is malt and grain faintly reminiscent of the style. Taste is a weaker version of your normal Oktoberfest. It’s good, but it’s not quite among the great.