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 (5362) - 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.
CherokeeJarod (54) - , USA - DEC 20, 2002
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer poured into the glass amber that looked rather sharp in the light. The head was an off white in color that did not last long. There seemed to be very little lace to none at all. The aroma was almost non-existent. Slight hops, malt and spices. The taste was just there. It had a prominent perfume flavor. Some malt and hop bit but if it was not perfume it would have hardly no taste. Sorry, maybe it was the bottle I got , but not a good beer except the color.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think these guys normally do a good job but i wasn’t to impressed with this. it’s good an all but i got my expectations up, oh well, what r ay gonna do.
pivo (2632) - GERMANY - NOV 27, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smelled like vanilla cake batter, vanilla tones in the taste also. Orange color and a medium body. This was just too odd for me - didn’t much care for it.
YogiBeera (2545) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2005 Buttery toffee nose and taste. Amber. Not much to say. Overall rated a 2
RERATE: I wish I had noted in the first rating where and under which conditions I drunk this beer and gave it only a 2- because the gap to the Rerate is pretty interesting. This time it was bottled. Brown amber color, big frothy head, liveley carbonation. Sweet malt, yeast and alcohol taste. Smells like a Belgian :-) with caramel and cereal but all in all light. Intense medium lasting malt taste. Quite good.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper colored brew with a small to medium white head. Clearly identifyable roasty characteristics in the nose with mild hops making an appearance. Roasted aromas show through in the initial taste and subside to a nice, traditional German malt flavor in the middle. Finish is relatively clean with some bitterness showing. Enjoyable.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
brownish orange with a thin, lacy off white head. sweet, berry-ish aroma. full bodied. nice toasty notes. malty, nice spiciness. slight herby(oregano?) hops. quite nice.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2004 Tons of hops, sort of an Imperial Marzen! Not my bag, baby! Otherwise, the malt body is solid and rather big. It has a nice caramel aroma, though.