IslandHaole (1243) - Misawa, JAPAN - APR 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A slightly cloudy brown with a small tan head. Sweet malty profile, with floral hops. Smells just wonderful! A tasty Marzen for sure. A sweet but nice example of this style that I grow to love with each new beer!
A big thanks to my little sister Dawn for sending this from California to Japan for me!
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a redish amber with a decent head with some decent lace.
Smells *really* sweet. As in, beyond the malt and there's sugar there. Some fruit esters are present.
Tastes malty with some fruit. Not very complex.
Mouthfeel is creamy and okay. Drinkability is average. I'm not impressed at all.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JAN 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I'm glad I picked this one up. It was very tasty. I really enjoyed the great malt taste. Extremley good for an American Octoberfest. Blows Sam Adams version out of the water.
baobubba (454) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - NOV 29, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep ruby with an off-white head. Nice caramel aroma backed by fresh fruit. Sweet with a quick light bitter finish.
Reid (2420) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought in the 12 oz brown bottle..with a rather cheery label.
A very nice looking beer..nice darkish amber colour..with an absolutly gorgeous coffee and creme coloured head.
A great fresh maltyaroma in this..sort of english toffee smell.
Wow this is a malt lovers beer for sure, it dominates with its creamt goodness..its not too sweet though..slight chocolate tatse..with a hint of hops near the end.
Exceptionally smooth and creamy on the palate.
A very nice and extremely drinkable Marzen..recommended.
TAR (2708) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear rufous. Dense, sticky white head. Soft gummy malt aroma surrounded by graham, mineral, and toast. Spicy hop, ester, and leathery hints. Tight, expansive carbonation. Medium-bodied. Malty sweetness up front, followed by a touch of juicy plums and rich, bready malts. Finishes powdery and dry with a touch of oxidation and acidity alongside a lengthy, slightly musty candied malt sweetness. Lovely balance between the strawish Pale malt and sweet, tangy Munich. It’s got a snazzy aroma packed with sweet, bready malts and spicy hops, a sturdy head, and a beautiful round body and soft esters from the careful lagering. Very solid version.
hopscotch (10901) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sparkling clear copper lager.
The aroma is malty with notes of caramel. Nicely balanced flavor due to a nice spiciness. Very decently hopped. Another Oktoberfest beer... what can I say? Not my thing. Still, great for the style!
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I get knocked down, but I get up again. They're never gonna keep me down.
Oh the beer is good too.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color, caramel malt scent. Interesting, it has a sweet taste, but a lingering hop aftertaste. Neat. Not a great beer, but perfectly accecptable.
bb (8915) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 27, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Amber color with a good head. The malts are a bit too string and could be a bit more mellow.