Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Like a recent reviewer I picked this sample bottle up labled as an "original oktoberfest’. Date on the lalel shows August of ’05 and I just drank it March of ’07 and it doesn’t seem any the worse for wear.
I agree with other reviewers that aroma and appearance outweight the rather thin taste and slighty too bitter finish for this style of beer..still, I’ve had far worse.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2001
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An average beer. I didn’t notice any special taste or flavor. It wasn’t bad, it was nice to drink. But nothing memorable.
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
An easy to drink large bottle import from the D&W in EGR before it stopped carrying a good selection of beer. Malt flavor, bitter aftertaste, not a whole lot to speak of.
Punkero (401) - FINLAND - SEP 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear malty aroma. Some boogie in taste. Some sweet märzen characteristics. Caramel probably. Light. I’d drink this in the fest.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 78, Oktoberfest-Marzen, Lager glass.
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5.8 % in 12 fl oz. estimated at 160 C
Purchased at:Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $1.33 as part of an oktoberfest sampler pre fix six
Aroma: dull, flowery. 7 out of 10.
Visuals: copper, brilliant, white head, fully dissipates, thin light lace. 3 out of 5.
Taste: wheaty, no hops, weak, badly crafted. 4 out of 10.
Palate: low quality, scratchy, quick finish. 2 out of 5.
Overall: Not very good. I will not have it again. Shameful. 12 out of 20.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - OCT 13, 2011
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled. pours crystal clear light brown/amber, with a medium tan tight head. aromas of roasted malt, earth and basement. a touch of sweetness and sourness. light bodied thin mouth feel and a bit flat. a finish of sweet roasted malt on the tongue, which finishes quickly and sweetly,
jvhemert (393) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
AROMA: nuts, toast,
APPEARANCE: brown, clear, frothy, white foam,
TASTE: light sweetness, lightly bitter,
PALATE: light body, thin feel, average carbonation,
OVERALL: drinkable, quite watery palate, run-of-the-mill malty aromas mostly
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Deep amber with a thick tan head. Aroma of sweet malt. Sweet malty flavor with some roasted notes. Smooth finish. Fall beers are a lot more interesting than most summer beers. Extra points for the history of the style.
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From draft at World of Beer Oktoberfest : Pours dark gold with a quick dieing head. Kinda of a appley aroma. Flavor was roasted, and palate was watery for a marzen. Very carbonated. Finishes with a watery caramel aftertaste.
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - SEP 3, 2001
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
H-P is probably the most consistently disappointing brewery. Their products look nice and I always anticipate a good beer, but I have yet to try a brew of their’s I would consider better than good. Dominated by yeast with fleeting fruitiness, this is another let-down.