DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 6, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ridiculously huge and sort of impressively white frothy head atop a clear yellow body. Aroma was mildly grainy and malty with a bit of sweetness. The flavor was much more intense than the aroma, with a lot of the sweet grainy flavors. Very clean and super easy to drink. I can imagine having a huge stein of this and getting good and drunk. Not the greatest brew really, but still pretty solid for what it is. Light and easy, good for those who want to go the distance.
truebluehes (166) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Yellow brew with small head that disappears quickly. Aroma is very faint, but what’s there is sweet and dusty. Flavor is clean and very grainy. Glorified bud light of sort.
pintocb (644) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very gold. Grassy and slightly skunky hops. Very thin, and not tasty. Not much of a good thing.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - OCT 4, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a brassy gold with just the slighest hint of red and orange. White frothy head, thin, but long lasting. Aroma is wet grass, clay, vegetable hops, and hydro peroxide. Not all that enticing, but hell, its German. Taste is almost like water, but with a bit of acid and malt near the ending, with a hint of smoke. After another drink, seems watery with a hop dry ending. Tastes almost like somebody boiled hot dogs in water, added a little hops and alcohol, and bottled it. For a brewery with this kind of history, I’m disappointed they couldn’t make a better festbier.
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Probably the lightest Maerzen I’ve ever had, but still delightful. Fluffy white head on the poor with very light copper body. Great carbonation that makes this very refreshing and easy to drink liters of. Fairly simple but good cereal grains and some decent hop on the finish that helps the lighter body. Could easily be fooled into thinking it is a pilsener.
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - OCT 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
grainy malt aroma and flavor. light floral spiciness to it. crisp and easy drinking, a bit too light
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m surprised at the low percentile. This seems to have a decent mix of cereal grains with its caramel malt character. Obviously, this one is geared towards mass drinkability for this time of year. That crispy dry malt flavor reminds me of the more mainstream beers but there is some hoppy assertiveness underneath.
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - SEP 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. yellow pour. sweet with slight hop note. sligthly sweet, clean, light. not as sweet as other oktoberfests.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Toronado. Typical Oktoberfest beer. Fairly light in color, with a lot of grains and hops. Some malt component. Easy drinking , session beer, the proper beer for the Fest.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This Marzen pours an orange gold color from a 50cl bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, good retention with nice lacing. Aroma is grassy and citrusy. Light bodied Marzen. Malts are grassy and sweet. Hops are earthy and floral. This is a VERY light tasting Marzen, it is much more a Bohemian pilsners than a Marzen. It has very little toasted malt flavors and more hops than I would expect. Still it has a nice balance and a very full and round mouthfeel. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet