cheap (5858) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Slight candy aroma. Colored like iced tea. Comes on pretty bitter for a fest. Similar in behavior to many average malt liquors. Nice carbonation. Fairly bitter and insensitive, like many ales. Pilsner and alky metallic finish, hangs for a while. Don’t think this and Hacker belong in the same league. JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Bright light copper color with a diminishing light taupe head. LIght caramel and some celery scents. Nice toasted malt start that leads to a watery bitterness. Nice return of the malt in the linger. A touch to bitter for an ideal Oktoberfest, but a nice fall brew. LinusStick (3461) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2007
This is a very nice Oktoberfest. Aroma of roasted malt. Pour was a very dark amber...darker than most Oktoberfests that I’ve had. No real head though. Taste was very good. Heavily carbonated, strong roasted malt taste with heavy bite from the bubbles. Some caramel in the aftertaste, but not overdone. I am skeptical when I try a new beer from this brewer, but they were dead on with this one. nuplastikk (6275) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2007
NIce smooth amber colored oktoberfest lager. Has a nice crisp hoppy finish which makes it a little less malt-centered than most oktoberfests. A well done, unique interpretation. Mendocino delivers a great product at a great price. redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Good malty nose, caramelly, with an earthy spice. Pours a rich amber with a thin white head. Smooth, delicately hopped to give it a spiciness, big malt flavor throughout, caramelly upfront, with a nuttiness and a great crisp bite. A good oktoberfest.
nearbeer (5419) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2009 355 ml. Clear copper with a small head that disappears. Nose is faint but has notes of spicy wood, earthy molasses and marshmallow. Flavor is woody molasses, grilled corn, some sourish fruit, and slight pepper, all with some toasted-nut malt holding it up. Palate is light-medium, dryish, and very tingly on the tongue. Pretty good marzen. User37895 (3042) - - SEP 3, 2007
Pours copper colored, quickly dissipating small initial head, which means no head, no lacing. The aroma was bready, toasty. The flavor follows, decent toasty bready malts, light spicing, but an aftertaste full of adjuncts, corn mostly, made me feel like it was pale lager swill based on the finish. The mouthfeel was tingly from the spice carbonation combination, but I couldn’t get past the corniness. vyvvy (6470) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Pours copper / bronze with a moderate off-white head. The aroma is a little rich, but has some dryness, caramel malt, floral traits and almost an autumn leafiness ~ that sounds odd but its just what it reminded me of. Medium / thin body with some sharp carbonation. The flavors starts with dry caramel, woody traits and a leafy dryness. The finish has an even more earthy presence. A decent oktoberfest. thegreenrooster (4402) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Pour is a brown with almost no head at all. Aroma is deffinatly malts with some fruitness and a nice hop quality. Flavor is bready malts with some more of the earthy hop quality. Probably the most hoppy marzen i have had in awhile. Not bad for this brewer. nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2007
The aroma is malty with a bread element and a subdued hop presence. It’s not complex but effective. The appearance is amber with an average sized head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is typical for the style. This is a great example of an Oktoberfest beer.