MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 15, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle: Poured pale yellow with a smallish white head. Skunky herbal hop aroma and little else. I don’t particularly like those herbal hops, especially the smell. Flavor was herbal as well and quite sweet. Took a little adjustment on my part but not entirely offensive, just perhaps the beginning.
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2011 Bottled - Criterion - Leicester. A pale gold coloured beer with a minimal white head. The aroma is crisp and lagerish with a touch of butter. The taste is similar: crisp and creamy and sweet. Minimal hop notes just a touch of sweet malt and inflated alcohol. I did enjoy it more as I got lower down the bottle but it lacked presence. Score 2.9
Subsequent rating scored 3.4. Average becomes 3.1
FlagstoneHill (213) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle.. ..Hints of malt with strong noble hop aroma.. .. Clear, Lt Gold pour with short lasting white head.. .. Malty flavor, fairly sweet with hops in the middle and very sweet finish.. .. Smooth, light-to-medium body.. .. This is the actual stuff they serve at Oktoberfest (contrasts to the orangey oktoberfest-style beer made by other breweries and sold in bottles, not in the tents). It’s a tasty german beer - more oomph in the sweetness. Picked this up in Munich after the oktoberfest and brought it home to sample along side other oktoberfest style beers (Paulaner, etc).
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very pale clear yellow colour with a large white (but soon flat) head. Was expecting a bit more in the taste - what with 6% it tasted a bit empty and thin.
Sigmund (5119) - 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 (7910) - 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 (8493) - 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 (13598) - 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 (8853) - 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.