egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a golden orange color with a large off white head and nice lacing. Sweet malty, slightly fruity aroma. Taste was malty sweet, with some caramel as well. This was not a bad Oktoberfest, my favorite one to date.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, clear orange-brown. Malt, hops, honey in the aroma. Medium body, I taste honey again, full malt backing, very drinkable, slightly roasted flavor as well. Much better than I expected, but I shouldn't be surprised considering it's Ayinger.
carboloader (639) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at The Ginger Man. Pours amber/copper, some carbonation, medium sized creamy head. Aroma is fruity and includes pear and apple tones. Flavor seems well balanced. Very tasty! Does have slight metallic taste, probably from the keg.
A very decent oktoberfest.
mushi (18) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Poured a nice brownish orange, with a decent head. The nose had a hint of yeastiness, with wheat being dominating. Also some hops in the aroma. I liked this one. Tasted full and had a good effect on my palete. Complimented the bratwurst I was having rather well.
WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2010 A decent light copper color and off white head start off this brew. Nose is very much dominated by the malt, and needs the addition of some other elements to improve. Flavor is also malty, with some dryness that increases in the finish, with a nice crispness. Overall, a nice beer, but far from a great one.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown in ciolour with no head and nice lacing, Wheaty nose sweet almost citruicy, the flavor was complex and hard for me to pin down exactally what the flavor was. All I can say is that it is sweet bust till light and slightly hoppy.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden amber color with large white head. Nice malt aroma.Nice crisp orangy feel in the mouth with malts blended perfectly.Finishes sweet and malty. A great Marzen.
Cobra (1100) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, what a beer. 500 ml brown bottle. No freshness date, but who cares? This was a fresh batch, that much is certain. Poured out a slightly golden shade of yellow. Had a fluffy white head for awhile, but slowly faded to a solid lacing along the edges of the glass. Aromas of fresh malts, slight hops aroma as well. Tasted really good. Refreshing, and crisp. Left a sweet aftertaste. One of the best Octoberfest beers I've had. Too bad it set me back $3.15 each. I'd like to afford a case of this stuff. Tasted especially good after packing a truck for moving for 3 hours.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: This Oktoberfest pours a clear golden/amber color with a larger, two fingered white head.
Aroma: This puppy goose-steps in with a malty aroma. (you can feel the lederhosen in the air)
The flavor is malty and sweet with a clean, crisp finish. This is a very enjoyable Oktoberfest and a nice example of the style
jeffin7 (610) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of stale beer. Taste of malt and bread dough. Some subtle non-discript fruit undertones. Nice and beery if that makes any sense to you, nice for fall.