theOptimator (381) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet malt forward. Appearance is golden apricot. Clear smal head, large bubbles. Taste is malt forward with a hint of aroma hops finished with a trace of bitterness. Bit of honey. Palate is crisp and refreshing. Overall one of the best beers I have ever had. Close to perfection.
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
orange copper color with a medium sized head. strong malty orange aroma with light soy sauce note, and a good roasted quality. soft chalky body and light full bubbles. complex honey maple flavor and a light yeast flavor. the beer is a lot easier drinking than it looks and smells.
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow it pours a dense rocky head of fluffy white goodness. Aroma is lager-like with a toasty and malty note. Tastes of well-attenuated but malty and rich melanoidins. Bread crust, toast, and a mature tobacco flavoring predominate. Not as sweet or as underattenuated as some other oktoberfests....especially marzens. Medium full body without the heavy brick feeling. Very good.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2003 I liked this one.Nice typical oct-fest smell(sweet malts-tease of hops)Poured out w/ a huge frothy head/some lace.Tasted good but had some cloying tastes in there(somewhat metallic-herbal weirdness)candy apple isn't too far off if you use your imagination.Nice dry finish.Best festbier i've had this year thus far...
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
sweet malty aroma. rich, full-bodied, uber-malty, somewhat sweet flavor. dark amber color. a classic. liquid bread.
Hoser (372) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2007 Had this fresh at the tap room in Munich and I have had oxidized bottles. I will rate the tap room verison outstanding. Page 33 of MJ’s GBG only 199 of his Classic 500 Brews to go.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hard to describe color, orange honey colored maybe? Pleasent melding of hop and malt with neither really overpowering the other. Sweet, earthy, dry taste with a clean crisp finish. A very good Marzen!
Beerandhockey8 (370) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle to dimpled much. Pour is a deep hold, amber tint with a quickly dissipating tan head. Nose is what you would expect out of a marzen, nice and bready, roasted malt, slight caramel. Light-medium body, bitter but also sweet. Thicker feel, great carbonation. Should be the standard for the style.
mpersinger (365) - , California, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with pillowy white head and Munich malt aroma. Malt forward with toasty nose and balancing hops. Clean lager finish. Almost creamy mouthfeel smooths then dries.
beastdog75 (364) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very malty Oktoberfest beer and very flavorful. Not much in terms of hoppiness in this brew, since the nutty caramel character of this brew overshadows everything else here. I like this brew, but make sure you’re a malt fan if you try it.