Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold with a thin but stubborn white head. Smells of caramel, toffee, splashes of citrus and sage. Tastes of sweet malt, biscuits, caramel, some peppery splashes. Dry finish with some more bitterness. Very sessionable.
nuplastikk (4091) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 Pretty weak example of a German Oktoberfest beer. Pale golden color, filtered and almost clear. Not much malt character for the style, almost more like a standard German Pils than a full malty Oktoberfest. Crisp and drinkable, but I expected much more from Weihenstephaner.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite wheaty strainy aroma. Pretty nice, malty and thick. Doesn’t come off too wheaty, but also w/a little hops in the finish. Okay.
SSSteve (3635) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
clear gold. medium sized white creamy head. sweet, honey, european strong lager aroma. flavor is of honey. touch of hops in finish. medium bodied. no toasted notes. a huge disappointment from an excellent brewery. too bad.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught: Faint aroma of floral hops, Pils-like malts, and corn. Poured gold in color with a medium-sized, dense, white head that diminished slowly. Decent lacing. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Starts of sweet with flavor of grape, then becomes hoppier and maltier with notes of Pils malts. Medium body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Dry, lightly bitter finish. Overall, a nice, crisp, less malty Oktoberfest.
BigBeer45 (1200) - Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2008 Bottle, pours a clear medium bright gold with a white two to three finger head that dissipated quickly, looks light for an Octoberfest beer but Traditional German Octys are lighter then the American Octys, so, this looks like a typical pilsner with a little more color, has aroma of grass, pilsner malt, bread, lots of malt flavor with some malt sweetness, tastes great, a nice hop bitterness, creamy mouth feel, has a citrus like dry finish, I was kind of disappointed and surprised that this did not have the caramel and roasted malt taste like some other Octoberfest beers but this was very tasty and I enjoyed it a lot.
mjg74 (2458) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Bottle from BevMo. Pours a medium bright golden color. Slightly sweet grainy aroma. A little maltiness as well. Some grainy/bisquity flavors. A little sweetness. Some bitterness. A hint of da skunk. Drinkable, but nothing special.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear golden orange with a moderate white head that diminishes rapidly and leaves spotty lace. Sweet grainy, fruity and yeasty aroma, with floral notes to balance. Flavor is sweet bread, spring flowers and autumn leaves, clover honey and hints of tangerine. Medium body, light carbonation and a somewhat tingly feel on the tongue.
Hangover (1020) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - SEP 9, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden pour with huge amounts of visible carbonatoin and a lasting white head. Sweet, malty aroma. Grain/bread, yeast and a nice malty flavor. Slightly skunky. Not really a great marzen but an OK beer.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I decided to pour 3 12oz bottles into my 1L glass. Pours a transparent deep golden with a thin, wispy-lacing foamy white head. Aroma has a nice light pale malty sweetness and good floral noble hoppy presence. Body starts with normal viscosity and a lightly toasty, sweet biscuity malty character with a hint of toffee and earthy bittering balance. Finishes crisp and bittersweet with nice floral hoppy notes. Not quite as caramely as I’m used to for the style, but definitely drinkable and well-balanced.