holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at the Great Lakes Brew Fest. Pours an orange color with a soapy beige head. Aroma of stale malt and marzen. Stale malt flavors. This is really bad.
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a good seasonal but not great malty and low in hops but very easy drinking.CHEERS!
ElGaucho (2400) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Best before date: 12/10/07. Served potentially a touch too warm. German marzen aroma with very little hint of hops. Crystal clear amber with a very slightly off-white head. Stream of carbonation rising up from the middle of the glass. Malty and somewhat syrupy mouthfeel. Higher alcohol profile than your average O’fest/Marzen. Fairly sweet. An excellent American rendition of a German style with a touch of extra hops.
xmarcnolanx (937) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a nice copper with a similar colored head. Taste was grainy and somewhat ctirus. Finish was smooth, but kind of sour. Just very eh and subdued. I do not think I could drink much of this.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle, pretty copper color. Sweet malty smell. Taste was sweet malts, carmel with some nuts and spice. I thought this very delightful and easy to drink!
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured amber with off white head. Aroma of sweet malt and fruit. Sweet malt flavor to start with some fruit and finished with some spice.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2008 nice copper color with a sweet nose. the flavor is a little hoppy for an oktoberfest (which probably accounts for its high ranking within the percentile) but has a nice sweet toasted maltyness that is very enjoyable. a very nice version of a style of which i am not a huge fan
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle; poured an amber color with a medium white head. Aroma of grain, caramel. fruit and pinto beans. Easy drinking, with a slightly different flavor than most of the style. Can’t put my finger on what it is. A light sweetness with a decent hop presence in the finish. Like many in this style, it is ok but not memorable.
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. radiant brassy color tops off with a short lived egg shell head. soft grainy nose. very smooth and easy drinking lager. rich and dense caramel sweetness finishes with a pronounced spicy flavor. nutmeg and pumpkin come to mind. just a touch of toasty dryness and bitter hops. this would be excellent with thanksgiving dinner.
milewide (2198) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fine Oktoberfest, but less hops than most Great Lakes brews. Mostly malt on nose and taste.