Sigmund (4506) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle, bought in Bier Spezi, Hamburg. Very pale golden colour, large head. Moderate aroma of grass, fruits and pale malts. Flavour is surprisingly bland, some grassy and sweetish notes. Low bitterness. ABV is well hidden. Drinkable, but I expected more than this. Confirms my theory that the Octoberfest is a ridiculously over-hyped event for American and German binge drinkers, and has very little, if anything, to do with a great beer selection or beers out of the ordinary.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very pale clear gold; very white, fluffy head. Creamy, faint malty nose. Lightly perfumed, but rather nondescript overtone. Grassy, rainwater, sweet pale malts, maybe a bit (white) bready. Dull to an extreme. Grist slickness, cobwebby feeling, watery. Do they really serve this tasteless stuff on the O’Fest? Let me remember to keep away from this non-event.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) Deep golden colour with a foamy medium head with bubbles. Floral and slightly toasted malty nose. Moderate sweet malty taste. Quite balanced dry, slightly bitter and soft malty finish. The alcohol comes up in the finish, but is quite warming. Okay Festbier, but not a great one.
MiP (12840) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pale golden colour, creamy head. Flavour is a little malty, and slightly hop citric. Quite tasteless for an Oktoberfest.
pivnizub (8373) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pale golden, mid-sized white head; mainly malty nose with bready and caramel notes, also traces of cardboard; sweetish malty beginning, slightly sweetish-malty taste, soft bitter-sweet ending; not a great one, but soft and quite well rounded......A better Oktoberfest Bier.
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think this is the strong beer or at least the stuff they use in the winter seasons. I had this during oktoberfest in Munchen. Nice head, yellow-orange color. Good lager.
jmm1 (129) - Andorra la Vella, ANDORRA - JAN 9, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale yellow color with a light white head. Malty with some hop bitterness at the end, quite thin though. Quite fresh but with a strong alcoholic aroma. Not different from an average helles.
JonMoore (1650) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe, BB 02/05. Very pale golden colour, with small white head, quickly gone. Malty aroma, with some sweetness, some grain. Taste’s not bad at all; like a more interesting pilsner. I like the maltiness, and the interesting, slightly bitter, yeasty aftertaste. Medium to light bodied. Pretty good.
thedm (4850) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 10, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 56. This draft brew in a 1 liter maß from the beer tent at the Oktoberfest in Munich Germany was my second maß. It had a large sized head of foamy finely sized white colored long lasting bubbles that left behind a transparent yellow orange colored body. The aroma was mildly malty and the mouth feel was smooth with a mild tingle and a mild malt hop flavor. OK, a typical lager.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Quite poor. Take your average german pilsener, remove the nice dry hops, add a little extra maltiness and you’ve got this beer. Head doesn’t last very long, aroma is minerally and slightly stale smelling. Boring boring boring.