bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2003
clear red-amber with a thin head; smell of malt; fairly mild taste of hops with just a little sweetness in the finish herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 4, 2003
Clear amber pour with a 1/2 inch head of dense white bubbles. Light/medium body with a sweet malty profile. Not much in the way of hops, very little to no bitterness. Nothing to write home about. SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2003
Malty, sweet nose, darker in colour, kind of amber. Nice carbonation with a thick yellow frizzy head that quickly dissipates. Medium body with a malty, somewhat hoppy but definately bitter taste. Finishes actually more bitter than anything else. Overall, easy drink and good. GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Sweet marzen style brew, fairly tasty piece of work. Quality beer, it's sweet with a malty fruity taste. Shouldn't disappoint as long as you know what to expect. frankR (149) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 31, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2004 Drank out of a big keg can during Halloween. Bronze color, very nice looking. Sweet, spicy, bitter malts, well balance hints of carmel. Best Marzen I've ever had. Under rated.
garv (24) - dalton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2003
My favorite Octoberfest!
Wonderful when freshly drawn from the tap in my gargage on a crisp autumn morning! clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 27, 2003
This beer came in a 12oz bottle. Poured a very interesting amber color with a decent head that didn't stick around too long. The aroma was very sweet and promising with caramel malts being the forerunner. The flavor was not as I expected from the smell. The caramel malt is the strongest part of the flavor, but there is a certain bitterness that I did not like with this one. The bitter bite makes me give it low marks for drinkability and mouthfeel.
Choos (754) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2003
Light fruity aroma that seemed to me to quickly vanish. Clear amber. Nicely hopped, lightly malty but with a metalic background flavour. Looked fairly carbonated when I poured it but drinks very easily with not much mouthfeel. Overall very nice and something you could drink an awful lot of without realising it. desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2003
Not too impressive. Standard looking Oktoberfest, same malty flavor, but I detected a distinct sourness in it. dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 23, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2005 Fantastic light fruity smell, like an IPA. Great color, taste, flavor. The only drawback I find is that it is not as full or filling as I would like.
On a re-rate, and after knowing fully what this style is, this beer is certainly at or near the top.