Holdwine (1227) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2005
This almost brought me back to Munich. Wet straw notes, along with a strong floral presence. A pleasure to drink. Slight carbonation and a wonderful roasted maltiness. Clean finish. I think I could drink a liter of this... tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
Toasty, bready, malt forward aroma with some light vegetal tones and a touch of citrus, floral hop character. Clear deep golden colour with low but long lasting, fine bubbled, white head that leaves some nice lacing. Citrus hops over bready, toasty malts in the flavour with light finishing bitterness. Medium body with smooth texture and moderate, soft, fine bubbled carbonation. Lager glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle (Liquor Mart, Boulder, Oct-05). Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Clear, copperish, amber... layer of head starts big, then dwindles, leaving lace...
Comforting nose. Plenty of malt at play. Tender esters of fruit, herb, vegetals, ...ultimately dryish.
Taste: clean and smooth and loaded with juicy malt. Very stream-lined and tasty.
Lean in body, but unfailing in flavor. Classic. Quite a delicious lager here. Tas-tee, let me say, tas-teee...
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2005
500ml bottle. My bottle labeled 5.6% ABV. Golden amber color with a thick creamy head and lacing. Aroma of malt and musty hay. Flavor is malty with a spicy hop finish, and some grassiness. A little crisp, and a little too much lager flavor. Excellent quality, but I still prefer the Hacker-Pschorr and the Paulaner in this style. $2.49 at Broudy’s, Orange Park FL. gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2008 Abmer color not as big a head as you would think with a wheat beer. Nice carbonated dry taste and finish. Just enough hop to taste.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Tap at Andy’s. Passed this one up many times in bottle form at Circle Liquors in Pennington, NJ. Don’t know why. Glad I had it on tap. Notes on this one went kaput, but I’ll tell you, its worth a solid try. Not the very best oktober/marzen but pretty damng good. porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Bottle. Poured a nice copper color with a thick head. Aroma of sweet malts and a slight citrus note. Flavor was rather "crisp" and "spicy?" witha back bone of sweet malts. A rather dry mouthfeel, I dont know why but this Octoberfest didn’t move me the way Hacker-Pschorr did. BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2005
[bottle] Pours a reddish amber color.. with a tall head that provides some excellent lacing on the glass. Flavors are earthy, spicy and quite complex. This is an excellent Octoberfest brew. bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Poured a deep copper color with a huge head that stuck around for a long time. Has a sweet and malty aroma that smells like caramel. Delicously complex flavor and very well balanced Marzen. I can taste the floral hops, sweet malts that taste a bit like caramel and vanilla, and some spice, citrus, and woody notes that make this beer one of the best Octoberfest beers I’ve ever had. Wonderful and highly recomended. RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2009 My favorite oktoberfest of all time. Very rich and malty. On tap it is absolutely spectacular, but it loses some of its freshness when bottled.