BeerBunker (731) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours dark orange with almost no head. Moderate carbonation. Smells more like a beer fart, than an actual beer. Fart aroma is of lemon, spice, yeast, and malt. Luckily it does not taste like a fart, although it is very bad. Taste is of stale malt, yeast, dirt, caramel, and citrus, all with a really dry and offensive finish. All around, this beer is awful and very hard to put down.
CanIHave4Beers (3399) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very lightly hazy deep copper color with a big fluffy head that seems to be receding fast, leaving a little bit of lace. Aroma is very autumnal with some good roasted malt and some yeast. Wow I love the flavor on this, this is a remarkable representation of the style and I will look forward to drinking this often. Plenty of caramel flavors, good noble hop presentation, this is remarkably well balanced. The flavor starts off with the most pleasant sweetness that quickly turns to a refreshingly dry flavor. This is sharp on the palate, presumably from the hop presentation, but it is no less well rounded. One of my favorite traditional Oktoberfest beers!
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from binnys beverage depot, orland park. clear light copper color, slight white head, hint of lacing. head disappears to tiny bubbles around rim. not very appealing looking. nose is musty, earthy, grassy with a trace of sweet malt. airy. flavor is musty malt, with a slight creaminess. as the beer wars, there is a touch of leather in the taste. medium bodied, dry finish. inoffensive, mild stuff.
That1Guy (1988) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Crushed with Jakebra. Had high hopes for this one. Unpleasantly dry and completely unrefreshing beer. Smell and taste of nast and dryness. I pray we got a bad bottle.
mbgrayson (572) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint sized swing top bottle. Label "German Marzen beer- hearty, amber-colored, malty and finely balanced lager that is refreshing and filling all at once- was the original staple of Oktoberfest celebrations. This rare, traditional and very tasty "liquid bread" is brewed at the beautiful monastery at Weissenhoein the green wooded hills of Franconia, Northern Bavaria."
Yes...it is all of that. I like this one. Very drinkable.
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber. Medium creamy head. Aroma: Bread, yeast, caramel. Flavor: Caramel, yeast, bread, noble hops. Sweet finish.
SSSteve (3862) - - NOV 21, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
clear orange with no lacing under...no head. drab boring malty aroma. flavor is malty with some butter and light toffee. a terrible looking beer with hardly any aroma and an average taste. i don’t agree with the masses.
jaymobrown (1699) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth nutty, caramel, malt flavors with a bit of yeast and some hops at the end. Easy drinking, light, a decent example of the style. For an Oktoberfest, this is a good bet to pick up. Light aroma, some of the same notes: malt, yeast, caramel, walnuts.
hombrepalo (1882) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
swing-top botle. Poured a clear amber with a nice off white head. Aroma was a little on the weak side but wow did this have some flavor. Nice malt, hops, spice balance that left me very happy compared to the flat aroma. Overall a nice oktoberfest, one of the better ones I’ve had.
DuffMan (7138) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Falling Rock Denver. Clear copper amber. Aroma of caramel apples, slightly floral, delicate. Sweet malt and an herbal leafy hop note make up the fairly simple palate. Nice, but nothing to go crazy over.