Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - OCT 2, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz pours a very rich-colored amber with very small and slightly tanned head. Very active carbonation. Slightly sweet malty aroma, with a hint of honey or caramel. The taste is somewhat similar to a regualar American Pale Lager, which is usually very disappointing, and this time is no different. The endtaste holds a slightly smokey effect that fades fast into a bare malty finish. Too bubbly and somewhat astringent on the tongue. Not my favorite oktoberfest.
holdenn (2113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the bottle pours a thin copper color with a small head. Aromas of carmel, malt, and some citrus. Flavor is sweet too sweet, some carmel and grainy malt. Not very Oktoberfest and not too much different from their honey weiss and standard leine’s, mostly just a new label.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz botte pours amber with a short offwhite head that stays well and laces the sides of the glass.. Aromas of caramel, toasted malts, and some citrus orange hops. Flavor is alot of dough, some light caramel, and toasted malts.. Finish is sharp hops. Palate is light and airy with a pretty clean mouthfeel.
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured what I believe would be a copper like color. The taste started pretty good but, it had a sour finish. Aroma was something like a wet blanket with a hint of citrus. Not too bad overall, somewhat of a summer beer, IMO.
twindadplus2 (699) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 17, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Coppery brown color with a fizzy head that vanished fast. Watery aroma of bready malt and a bit of citrus. A sour yeast/hops taste up front and bready malt rounding it out. Short malty finish. A bit watery up front and pretty light bodied. A drinkable beer but doesn’t match up to other Marzens.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. pours orange copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, bread, and sweet malts. The flavor is bitter and mostly bready. Nothing good here.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2006
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours clear and orange small white head. Aroma malty, cheese and honey. Taste is moderatly sweet short finish, light bodied, watery and softly carbonated. Clean and refreshing lager.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I don’t taste anything caramel at all in this brew, more of a hoppy bitter taste, may grow on me as the night goes on, 5 more to go.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a 12 oz. twist cap brown bottle with a mug and coded freshness date above the UPC bar code, fall ’06 version.
Poured a clear copper with a foamy off-white head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing.
Aromas of sweet lager malts, lightly floral and fruity, no toastiness and only a hint of caramel malts.
Good carbonation and a very softly crisp, smooth, carbonated watery medium-light bodied mouthfeel.
Very bland tasting for an Oktoberfest, sweet generic lager malts, an artificial-like fruity flavor, a light honey from the almost nonexistent hops, and a toffee flavor struggling to be tasted towards the end, just o.k. drinkability, glad I just bought a single of this.
Not one of the better Oktoberfest I’ve had, below average, also not one of Leinenkugel’s better seasonal beers.
zombywoof (466) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 3, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thin watery marzen- not very "hearty" as the commercial description promises. Slightly sweet and caramely but not memorable in any way. Kinda on the watery side. On the plus side it is cheap and if you had to buy a beer to drink with a macro crowd, this is not unpleasant.