muzzlehatch (4942) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium-dark amber, very clear, small fast-thinning head. Slightly smoky, malty nose is rather indistinct. Flavor also somewhat smoky, more bitter than usual but not extraordinarily so, thinnish body. OK.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a very festive beer indeed. The beer looks like fall in a glass. Malty and smooth with a slight noble hop finish. Very good.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The best version I have ever had, my friend and i did a tasting 6 Oktoberfests and this one won the cake.Huge toastiness to balance,malt and hops.
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2004 Playful caramel malt with assertive lemon hops…Loads of oranges unite the two but the game is not as lush and everlasting as I remember...
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very enjoyable. Rich malty aroma, quite typical for the few Marzens I’ve had. It does have a smokiness that others have commented on, and, to my palate, a good twangy long-lasting bitterness. Lacks some of the Oomph of the Sudwerk Marzen.
turtlehead (111) - Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This mildly malty October is more what I like. I am not a big fan of lagers, but with the malts this beer brings, I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing it next year. Thanks GB, P, and Olive.
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, copper-colored; big head but dissipated quickly... and was gone. Starts smooth, finishes a little rough, carbonated, burnt, and smokey. Does have a nice roasted / woodsy flavor though. Left behind a dry bitterness in the roof of my mouth and a burnt, hoppy bitterness - as well as some sourness - on the back/sides of my tongue. Not bad, but a little overdone.
Belgik (72) - Sterrebeek, BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2001
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beautiful color, deep amber, foams well. Forgot the aroma (not a ’live’ report, not noted...) Short in taste, not very good, really.
Oakes (17132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2001
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orangey-brown; caramel, light tobacco smoke; palate is light, good bitter backbone, caramel finish.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2001
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
AMber color. What seemed like a french fry (I know it sounds stupid, but that’s what I got) aroma. Bland I thought, but I don’t know if I’ve ever had a Oktoberfest that I loved.