prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Toffee/caramel/malt, and not much else...which is a good thing IMHO for a Marzen. Orange color with thick, fluffy head from a bottle. JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2005
Pours clear copper with a big white head. Aroma is nice and malty/brown bread with a sweet similar taste. redpooba (406) - Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2012
An original is always worth drinking in order to know the history of the beer world. Toasted barely notes mixed with thick caramelized sugars. leebotton (406) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2015
Bready, caramel malty aroma with a surpringly boozy nose (although it’s currently room temp). Subtle banana hints. Lovely, actually quite unusual colour of clear rust. Flavour is sweet,, smooth caramel with an overarching bready flavour and a slight sharpness from the alcohol. Whilst the beer is sweet, the breadiness gives a very savoury impression. A really nice example of the style, only criticism is the lack of masking of the alcohol flavours. daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2004
Outstanding brew! Nothing over the top or WOWing, but overall just a supurb brew. Pours an amber color with a medium head. Sweet malty arome and a mild malt flavor that washes away smooth and softly. This would be a great session beer.
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2007
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
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
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. jvhemert (399) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
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 lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2008
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.