Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber, scant head. Aroma of malt. Quite malty flavor, some grassy hops. Some fruitiness as well. Alcohol emerges as it warms.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crystal clear copper hue. Very small fizzy head.
Malty aroma with plenty of vanilla and butterscotch and unidentified fruit.
Tastes about like it smells. Balanced decently with a nice, light hop presence on the backside.
Medium-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and lively carbonation.
Short, roasted, medium-dry finish. I've had much better beer from Weyerbacher, but then again this isn't really my style of beer. Just a decent brew from a great brewery.
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a beautiful auburn. Scent of hops, pumpkin seeds, malt, and cinnamon. The taste is smooth and pleasantly hopped. Slightly citrusy but dry aftertaste. Good beer.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - MAR 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
copper orange color, slightly hazy, hasa thick head. malty nose.
taste starts out sweet and malty but develops complexities as it warms. hasaa nice hoppy bitter finish.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours with a slightly cloudy orange amber body topped by a thick creamy lasting head leaving good lace. A touch sweet, but mostly sour lemony aroma. Not a real appetizing aroma. Nothing great about the flavor. Somewhat sour and bitter with some lemon notes. Medium bodied and relatively smooth.
jgb9348 (4284) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2003 2003 Batch:
Copper colour with nice red highlights and a medium sized tan head. Smells of a bunch of malt and a bit of spices. Allspice and even a bit of pepper are noticeable in the aroma as it is pretty powerful. Medium-bodied; Strong maltiness in the taste with a bit of the spices showing through followed by a slight metallic twang. The beer opens up a bit and shows a bit sweeter tastes as well as a slight bitter flavour. Aftertaste comprised mostly of the malt and leaving a bit of the spices as well. Overall, a pretty good Marzen, better than the Brooklyn I had earlier tonight. Pretty similar to last year's batch, even though I didnt take much notes from it. With the new year's batch comes a new colourful label that is far from the one displayed on this page. If you get the coloured label, you'll know you are getting this years' batch! Try it if you are in the mood for an autumn beer, you won't be dissapointed! Rating for this year: 8,4,7,2,13
Nice dark brown colour, slightly opaque throughout. Slightly nutty smell with a definate malt overload. Nice roasted flavour with some detectable nutty taste. A great all-around 'octoberfest' style beer! Rating for this year: 8,4,7,3,15
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice solid example of an Octoberfest.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty and heavy, like a good marzen, but with a little too much hops and an odd nuttiness in the very long finish. Nice and clean. Good roasty body with a sharp german style hopping in the end. Good, but not to my taste. Slightly weak aroma, or maybe my senses were shot from the other beers I had that night.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is thick with maltiness, as is the flavor. It makes me crave an old-fashioned chocolate malt, but since I have no ice cream, this beer will have to do. An interesting, and enjoyable take on the Oktoberfest.
notalush (4457) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks like an Oktoberfest, but smells and tastes more like a weak English Strong Ale. This tastes very similar to their Winter Ale, but I think this is a bit more well-balanced and pleasing to drink. Very roasty, with a medium body, slight maltiness, and background sweetness. A pretty good transition between lighter, warm weather beers, and dark, strong, cold weather beer. Too bad I drank it in the winter.