bigbeersrule (113) - USA - OCT 12, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice Oktoberfest beer. I had the opportunity to taste it side by side with Paulaner, Spaten and Weihenstephen fest beers all on tap. This one was my favorite and the one I thought most truly represented the style. Nice amber color, good Munich malt sweetness and a distinctive German charecter.
sliplever (3) - new kensington, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2004 does not count
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
this beer was better than normal but not worth the $6.75 a bottle we paid for it. it was a little overly carbinated tasting so its not real smooth going down.
rajendra82 (953) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer arrived in a 500 ml. bottle, with packaging styled similarly for most of this brewery’s offerings. The body was golden pale in color with a creamy off-white head that faded into decent lacing. The smell was very faint for the style, with only a hint of the underlying Munich caramel malts. The taste was a malty as anticipated but had a bit more hop bitterness and lemony tang than other festbiers I’ve had. There was also a faint metallic twang in there. The aftertaste was grainy and mouthfeel medium-thin. Sessionable seasonal offering, but not an exceptional drink.
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 50. This draft brew from a brauhaus in Munich Germany poured a small sized head of finely sized white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a carbonated transparent brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The aroma was mildly malty and the mouth feel was smooth with a little tingle. The flavor was mild with caramel and brown malt notes.
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy tangerine. Roasted malts aroma with plenty of fruity notes. Very nice flavor, this is definately one of the best oktoberfest’s I have tried thus far!
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice nose here. Malt shines through with plenty of ripe red apples, caramel, bready malts and noble German hops.
Lovely, quite fruity, mainly apple and dark fruits, with malt notes of bread and light caramel. Quite sweet as well. The hops seem perfect in this. Impressive.
DrnkMcDermott (2799) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A little light in color, but at least not as light as the Hofbrauhaus. Sweet and kind of sticky. A nice hint of smokiness here, and a toasty malt character. Poured a big frothy head, which is nice.
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2004 Draught
Dark honey brown, good cloudy head. Aroma is crisp, lemon and berries. Malty with grassy hops. Pleasant mouthfeel. Really good beer for celebration of Oktoberfest.(5/4/7/4/14 3.4)
Copper brown, small steady white head, lots of lace. Floral hoppy nose. Dry, chalky, hoppy flavor with typical märzen notes. Dry long aftertaste. One of the best of this style. (6/4/7/4/14 3.5)
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours an amber color with medium white head. Aroma is all malt, sweet and doughy. Malt flavors are sweet, roasty, and some caramel. Medium bodied with a clean crisp finish.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber body with healthy rising carbonation and a pretty white head, citrus, freshly baked bread and mild spice in the nose. Quite hoppy for the style, with a distinct moderate bitterness throughout; bready flavors linger. RERATE: Not so assertively hoppy as it warms, with floral notes replacing the bitterness.