shigadeyo (3856) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2007
9/19/2007: Amber color, toasty/lightly roasty aroma and flavor, mildly sweet, pretty light, soft palate, blah...garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Draught sample at Rock Bottom Cincinnati. Rating #50 for this beer...
Draft mug from on tap at the brewpub - This one pours a dark mahogany brew with a tan head of lasting foam and a distinctly caramel aroma. Tastewise, this a slight, watered-down marzen, alright but nothing to sing about. RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Very nice interpretation of the style,,,big robust caramel sweetness, with touches of bread dough and molasses and a very light hop profile in the distant background. Light lager mouthfeel and light alcohol presence makes these very repeatable and thirst-quenching. Nicely brewed and satisfying drink. detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Pours a clear orange amber with an inch or so of nearly tan head. Spotty lacing. Bold malt in the aroma.
Excellent caramel flavors in the malt, though not as sweet as some Oktoberfests I have tried. I am sometimes put off by the sweetness in this style – but must say that this beer is very nicely done. Some nice herbal/floral/spicy hops in the flavor and into the aftertaste. More sweet (but not overly so) malt in the finish. Some toffee, perhaps?
Medium to full bodied with a nice flavor that refuses to quit. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Draught at Rock Bottom Campbell, CA. Not much aroma. Some banana but very faint. Clear, amber body with bubbles. Nice color and lace. Malty flavor with a backbone, nice. Some hop. This is a nice beer! Banana in the finish. I am impressed.
thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2006
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that was and left behind a transparent typically carbonated light brown colored body and a good lacing. The aroma was malty sweet and mild hop. The mouth feel was crisp semi-thick and tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of malt hops dough and metallic. A decent one that I would consider buying again. TheBeerGod (6294) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Draft at Rock Bottom Denver. Copper bodied. Nose is malty, sweet, light hops, and caramel. Taste is sweet malts, caramel, light grassy notes, soft spicy hops and toffee. Body is light-medium with moderate carbonation. Ends with more caramel, light grassy notes, sweet malts, and light hops. hotstuff (5289) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Draft. Small tan head that was mostly lasting, minimal lacing, no visible carbonation, transparent, and an orange brown hue. Malty, spicy, sweet, and clove notes for the aroma. Flavor was sweet, malty and spicy. Smooth mouthfeel. Light body. Very quaffable and nicely done. KUEric (979) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2006
On Tap in Bethesda: Pours a deep brown-reddish-amber color with little to no head. Like the previous two ratings mention, its a littl ehoppier han many marzen/octoberfests, but hey its America. I don’t mean that in an elitest way, but our ocoberfests will bever be as good as the originals (according to just about every beer geek) so why not adapt and personalize a little bit. I will say, thier Amber Ale is also a touch hoppier than most ... while it isn’t true to style to the T, its still a good beer and hey the wrong catagory is a better problem to have than no flavor at all.
Anyways, I digress the beer had minimal aroma though. The flavor was hoppy, but good with some signifigant malt characteristics as well. JFGrind (2080) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2006
King of Prussia "version" - I enjoyed this beer but as obxdude10 writes, there is too much bitterness for Rocktoberfest to be a Marzen. More of a West Coast Amber style beer.