HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a little white head. A little lighter in color than expected. Aroma is very malty and slightly toasted. Flavor is malty with some backend bitterness to satisfy. Very satisfying. This would be a great session beer as it is easy to drink.
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light hay aroma with a touch of citrus. Pale golden color with white head. Flavor is sweet initially with a bitter duration. Duration is fairly long and enjoyable. Touches of lemon, caramel, and hay. Light creaminess on the palate. Well balanced and fairly enjoyable.
rayg1 (541) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden yellow color with a small thin white head, more a ring than an actuall head. Aroma is sweet of hay and wheat and a touch of caramel. Taste is also fairly sweet biscuity taste to it with some sticky sweetness to it. Very refreshing beer light sweetness is balanced by a nice hop profile. Actually I liked this Marzen better than most because to me, this has a bit more hops than many others and just rounds and smooths out this beer. I think this is a bit underrated and this is a style I don’t even really like but I would certainly drink this again, tasty.
Cletus (6354) - 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 (4268) - 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 (4436) - 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 (3719) - - 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 (1233) - 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 (2483) - 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.