MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2003
Low ester yet slight medicine aroma. A faint touch of licorice as well. Clear orange beer with tan head. The malt body is lacking, yet the flavor lingers, with a touch of astringency. This beer is not a favorite. Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Medium brown color,small off white head that had some decent staying power.Malty,caramel aroma,slightly sweet.The taste is malty and caramel with a decent amount of hops coming through,lightly sweet as well.The after taste is sweet malt and caramel with a faint presence of hops.Not bad but definately could be better. igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 16, 2003
clear, amber color, much the same as other Ofests. swirling creates very little head. aroma is bready malts with very subtle hop spiciness. flavor is fruity with hints of chocolate, slight NATURAL peanut butter (not the processed kind) and hops in the finish. Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2003
A fairly decent representation of what I consider to be a boring style. Malty, caramelly, sort of flat and round mouthfeel. I've had worse for a Marzen though, beats the heck out of Sam Adam's. Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2003
A deep transpicuous burnished copper with an average sized head, frothy and light tan in color as it vanishes quickly it leaves a very thin bit of lace to attempt a covering. Nose is mostly malt, hint of caramel, sweet and pleasant enough with nice malt and lightly sweet start, top is thin to medium in feel. At the finish the hops are spicy and the acidity persistent, dry aftertaste, an average beer, nothing that gets me excited, but hell it takes a real “Killer Beer” to do that these days.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2003
Bottle. Pours amber-red with a moderate off-white head that dissipates leisurely. Aroma is caramel and honey malts, lightly spiced, with hops noticible. Flavor is sweet, malty and smooth, minimal hop bite and a lingering molasses-spice finish. Body is medium with quite a bit of carbonation. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Red-brown with a frothy, off-white head ... looks really good. Smooth, light and fluffy mouthfeel at times, sharp in others; decently carbonated. Enjoyable malt flavors. Roasted, kind of nutty and mildly sweet on the lips. Some hop bitterness comes up in the finish to balance things out pretty well. beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2003
Malty aroma, but with too much roasted flavor. Should have a faint toasted, with hints of honey. Great amber-red color, with a pale tan head. Flavor, again has a bit too much roast character, but nice malt overall. Some very subtle esters, and a faintly hoppy finish. kyzr (1548) - Montana, USA - OCT 4, 2003
A little nutmeg up front on the aroma. Nice looking copper color with an off white head. A little sweet up front with a good balace of hop and slightly toasted malt. Good clean finish. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2003
Copper hue with good head and very good lace. The aroma is caramelize malts, tangy and citrus hops, and a bit of sweet spice. The initial sweetness is balanced by a hop zing on the finish making this a rather enjoyable brew. Lingering maltiness and medium-bodied mouthfeel. Better than average fest bier.