wulfhere (218) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 21, 2003
Ths is THE Octoberfest. All others have to tip their hats to the original. Nice amber/brown color with maltiness at the front when you open the bottle. I bought two cases of this at $.33 per bottle when a local grocery chain switched beers. heh.
Maltiness with a slight hop presence. This is a toothsome beer with a smooth, easy drinking body. Nice carbonation and lace on the glass. Love the Salvator. Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Clear amber color with sweet malty aroma.Sweet hoppy taste with a little bitterness towards the end. Finishes like a typical marzen with that sweet candy taste. Reid (2625) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Bought in the 1 pint brown bottle with the wonderful pic on the label..of what looks like a regiment of fat beer serving ladies..very amusing!
beer pours a nice crystal clear amber clour it had a good sized white head that dissapeared faster than snow of the face of the sun..but did leave a ring of lace round the top of the glass.
Lovelly malty aroma greets my nose..smells like english toffee ..mmmm
mmm nice malt taste not exactlly sweet but nice roasted chocolaty malt taste..this is good.
feels excellent and smooth apon the tongue leaving a pleasant aftertaste on the back of the tongue.
Nice beer could drink many of these.
This is my first Marzen so I did not know what to expect..if they are all like this I like em!
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 (148) - 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.