neooldie (8) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2007 does not count
Very suprised this isn’t rated higher. I love the Oktoberfest beers and I’ve had many in my day and this one is still my favorite. One of the few beers my father and I agree on being top of the line! Soobeerguy (1) - Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015 does not count
This beer is one of the few things that get me excited about fall. Perhaps not as malty, and perhaps more hoppy than a genuine Oktoberfest marzen, this beer comes pretty close, and what’s more, it’s likely more palatable to our hops loving north American palates. This beer marries the caramel malt forwardness of a true Oktoberfest beer with one I’ll enjoy having in multiples. Great job leinies!
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2004 Just as good as Capital Fest. Marzens must just be my cup of tea. I don't know what years you other guys have had for Oktoberfest. 2003 is great. I'm going to stockpile this. I really really like it. Downgrading this one just a little bit. Fest however is still the best. Kleg (379) - The Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Clear dark bronze pour with a khaki bead and fair retention. Decent lacing. Taste is malty and sweet with a good caramel flavor. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Excellent American style Oktoberfest!
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2002
This stuff is great, one of the best marzens i have ever had. It is full and flavored, but not too heavy.
kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Totally against the grain for this. When I think Oktoberfest, I think of pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and a brew that is a resemblance of that. This one does an awesome job of balancing pumpkins, sweet potatoes (tho might be brewed with them, the flavor of them is there), malts, caramel, and yeast. Pour is a deep orange with an off white head. Mouthfeel is medium, decent carb, and finishes semi-sweet. This impressed me big time. maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 10, 2008
I’m surprised at the conflicting ratings... there might be some QC issues?? Rich orangey bronze color with amazing clarity, thin soapsud head and scant lace. Props for a stunning label. Absolutely amazing toasted malt nose evokes pie crust and cheerios. Flavor mimics and surpasses the aroma, adding hints of toasted pumkin seeds and the clean earthy sense of logs rotting in a damp forest. That’s only the second or third "10" for taste I’ve given in 400+ ratings. The beer finishes with the gentlest kiss of bitterness and an impression of stewed fruits. A merely adequate palate… a little flabby and “stale” … is my only complaint. Probably the finest ’fest I’ve tasted. MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Sweet caramel, bread, toasty interesting beer. I enjoy it medium body and well balanced. OldJack99 (114) - USA - NOV 24, 2002
Caramel and malty
good Oktoberfest....................................... soopdog (5) - duluth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2006 does not count
An American "Oktoberfest" that actually vaguely tastes German. Not quite Spaten but a lot cheaper. Keep it coming, Jake L.!