GoPackJo99 (16) - Oregon, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I found a case of this at the local supermarket for just over $6. It was about 5 months out of season, but still tasted pretty good.
BrewHaMeister (456) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Do not let this beer sit around, fresh is best. Abundantly malty with a mild bitterness.
Nuffield (4127) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden color, lively large head. Metallic notes lead the aroma, but the malty sweetness leads the tasting. The finish carries on in the malt vein of things, with a light breadiness and little suggestion of Germanic style hops (e.g. grassy). Warming. A little too sweet for my taste. Can.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can: Amber, fairly clear, moderate to large foamy off-white head, spotty lacing, low carbonation.   Stale
malt aroma, slight pale fruit skin.   Pale malt flavors, a little biscuit, slight mustiness.   Might be some
wet cardboard, just a smidgen.   Decent amount of sweetness.   The fruit aspect appears to be Pear skin.
Very soft biscuit and mustiness.   Held together fairly well for the 2 or 3 years I have had this in my cellar.
Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Gotta say that I enjoyed this one.   Light, a little fruity, with low
to nil hop aspect and a decent malt base.
SudsMcDuff (8267) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2010
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
city festbier. a little watery .. basic orange hue .. medium foam .. pretty boring .. but not that offensive .. its ok for normies ... light caramel .. . if i owned show turtles, i’d show ’em .. .
CanIHave4Beers (4169) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I’m actually shocked to find out that this is all malt.
Pours a light orange color with a small head. The aroma is lightly hoppy but generally there isn’t much aroma at all. The flavor is malty and lightly vegetal, I thought corny, which seemed obvious but huh.... I guess I was off there. There is a nice light hoppiness to this as well.
badgerben (5024) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Courtesy of Skyview. Light copper color with a medium head. Slighly soaked grain aroma, a bit of cardboard and old hops. Astringent, weak grain flavor. Rotten corn. Sweet caramel. Some kind of bizzare marshmallow thing going on.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can, thanks Ughsmash! Pours clear and surprisingly light amber-orange with a thick and lacy off-white head. Toffee nose with a touch of grass. Overly sweet taste for a marzen, and not as dry on the finish as I would like. Seems like they sort of tried to substitute a bit more on the hops for a lack of malt complexity. I’m in the "it’s all about the malt" camp for marzens. American brewers can do it, this one just doesn’t.
Skyview (5834) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a six-pack of 12-oz aluminum cans at Festival Foods in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Pours a clear light copper brew with a thick creamy white head that quickly dissipates to a thin white film top with some spotty lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, grassy hops, and a touch of toffee. Taste is sweet, medium bodied, and some light carbonation with flavors of sweet caramel malt, a touch of marshmallow and wintergreen. Finish is mostly sweetened caramel with a touch of candi sugar and grassy hops after the finish. It’s interesting.
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2007
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Stickly sweet malt flavors dominate this beer. Smells completely unremarkable. The flavor is very very one-sided in the worst way possible. I’ll take 30 of the "worst" hopbombs in existence before another of these. 6 Festbiers was enough.
LinusStick (3358) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A slightly better than everage Marzen. Aroma of stale malt and caramel. Pour was a flat orange with no head. Taste was slightly carbonated with a strong caramel taste and malt in the aftertaste. Very thin and wet. Not bad for this style but the taste is kind of flat amd one sided