humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2004
A mellow honey of a beer with a copper-orange glow and light lacing. The aroma is like fresh clover honey that makes its presence in the flavor as well. The flavor is also light-bodied and could be described as Salvator Light. The malty smooth flavors of prune and apricot are present but require searching. The hops leave just a touch of bitterness that quickly dissipates. All in all, a well balance example of the style that is a bit lighter than others I’ve tried. but has a very nice quietness about it. This beer would taste best on a cool spring or autumn night when camping solo on the edge of a tranquil lake that reflects a sky laced with a billion stars. invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Pours an amber brown with a lacing white head. Smells of sweet malts. The beer I had seemed to be past its prime, though. Imbockinsxtx (82) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - APR 25, 2004
Pours a Dark Amber Colour with a Rocky Head. Some Aroma present. Sweet Overtones balanced with Bitter Hops Smoothness. Almost Milk Chocolatey. Excellent Beer. beastdog75 (364) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2004
I wasn't too impressed with this beer. Was not very challenging to the taste buds, and was a little boring in my opinion. Had some caramel malt presence and a decent citric hop flavor throughout the beer. Good crisp amber beer, could probably buy a domestic amber for much cheaper.
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2004
Surprised to be the first person stateside to try this. Not much nose, just some light malts. Amber color, OK but fading head. Light bodied, slightly spritzy earth hop finish. Not bad, but not my thing.
Gmku (302) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2004
If for no other reason I had to try this because of the artwork on the label. Hilarious. There's a real nice heavy mouthfeel/body/taste here. Molasses, caramel flavor and aroma. Just enough hops to round it out. I think I prefer the even heavier feel of Hacker Pschorr's Oktoberfest, but this is very good. Norton (333) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2004
Draft. Brown with orangish murky undertones. Miniscule whitish head. Lively carbonation. Despite the malty punch, an easy drinker. Nothing stand-out about it except for some extra alcohol kick. AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Nice red color, thin head. Nice malty flavor and aroma which taste/smell of sweet bread. Very light considering the alcohol. Good standard oktoberbest. bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 10, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2005 on tap munich: this is a great Marzen. bright reddish orange hue. sweet, brady malt aromas rounded smooth palate. classy vienna style marzen. no gordon biersch imitators allowed! heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2005 Medium orange body with a persistent light yellowish head. The aroma is sweet caramel and a hint of apples. There also seems to be a little molasses. The taste is crisp and dry with apples and a little bit of toffee. There is definitely a quality of leafy greens here too. However, it does not detract. An interesting Oktoberfest.