bipolarbear (6) - Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice everyday drinking beer. Nothing fancy, just a tasty beer that goes GREAT together with steak. Will definitely get again.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (St Albans 05): Quite highly carbonated copper with a beige head. Decent balanced refreshing flavour. Suprising hop notes come through. Easy drinking, innofesive yet tasty lager. Exactly what you want at oktoberfest.
JorisPPattyn (9667) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange-amber, clear beer; yellowish tinted head, fast gone. Very subdued nose, some malt sugars. Water-sodden bread. Sweet-bready, and especially malty taste, finish being a bit drier, hinting at hops, slightly metallic. Strangely, exactly as in the just tasted Octoberfest (Sam Adams), I get a metallic MF, though not typical copper this time (and I’m NOT on antibiotics!). Medium bodied at best. Aftertaste returns to more sweetness. Not very exciting, really. Is this Heineken’s accountants’ doing, or just global superficialisation - or is that saying the same thing twice?
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - OCT 6, 2005
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Lots of diacetyl, damp wood, overly sweet. This was cloying, and too thick and syrupy feeling. Based on the ratings, maybe it was a bad bottle, but I didn’t care for this.
CJfromPhilly (140) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours from the bottle an orangish-amber with a foam white one finger head that settles down into thick lacing. Medium carbonation, a few bubbles, but not overly fizzy. I smell bready malts & hints of toffee/vanilla. Malts and hops work together nicely in the flavor department. They tend to complement each other rather than trying to overpower each other. Nice medium mouthfeel, just a lingering bitterness on the swallow. Very well done!!!
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice old-world German style Oktoberfest brew, a bit of hoppy-ness, but balanced well with other flavors
hellerbawk (2) - USA - OCT 4, 2005 does not count
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean finish! A little dry in the mouth compared to other fine Marzens.
Malty beer yet not as big flavored as the others...sweet though. A nice drinking beer
You can taste the smooth water from the alps
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled - St Albans BF - A deep bronze coloured beer. The aroma is typical Marzen with sweet malts although it is a little thin. The taste is clean, malty and fruity. Very easy to drink and well brewed although not wholly satisfying.
harrisoni (17572) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, St Albans Beer Festival 2005. Red/russet with beige head. Some good caramel, barley sugar aromas which carry on into the body of this beer. Quite drinkable. Bit too sweet but good spice/dry hop finish. Hop nose is quite subtle
freekyp (2019) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2016 Orangy amber with a sight white head, this brew has a pleasing bready/grain aroma. Malty throughout, but not heavy, its 5.8% alchohol content is well masked in the fine balance. Hop character is present but subdued.
Earlier Rating: 3/22/2003 Total Score: 3
Thick rocky white head, deep copper color. High maltiness, with hops only becoming prevalent mid bottle. Nice malty clean finish with some toasted bread notes.