BCAR (221) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin head. Sweet, malty nose. Don't detect too much hop aroma. Slight carbonation. Flavor is as aroma. A little mustier than most Fests. Finish is short and a bit tinny. Was expecting more.
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange with a big, fluffy head when poured into my Lager glass. Very malty, nutty nose. Pleasant tingle on the tongue with sweet, toffee maltiness. Very good Fall beer.
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice malty aroma, sweet and a bit of hops. Slight hazy amber with no head. Med body & carb. Nice malty taste, bit sweet up front. Good tangy bitter hops at finish. Light sweet bitter after.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pellucid amber/golden color with not much head. Aroma is very malty with a suprising hoppy presence. Flavor is lightly sweet with a dominant malt background. Finishes salty and rounded. This is chasing an Imperial Stout and a 120 minute IPA, so it's difficult, bare with me.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice gold-amber color with a thin film of head, spotty lace. Bitter citrus aroma, some malt showing up. Sweet malts and a bit of doughy/yeast in the flavors. Nice palate. Pretty good marzen.
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange appearance with a large head. Flavor is malty with a hint of sour citrus flavor. Excellent balance of the sweet and sour flavor with neither one being overbearing. Another nice beer from Ayinger.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A smooth and refreshing, malty brew with some hints of citrus and a small measure of hops. Easy to drink, but at the quantities that is consumed for the intended season I would assume it was designed that way. A good example of the style, very nice.
guzzler67 (1490) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Generous head over the light copper color. Nose had a bit of a nutty quality along with the malts. Slightly sweet taste of toffee. Smooth, pleasant medium-bodied mouthfeel.
NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured clear amber with a big fluffy tan head that shrinks to a quarter inch of dense medium size bubbles. aroma is malty sweet and slightly fruity, I could smell this one while I was pouring it. malt sweetness and fruit, with a very slight mettalic twinge. dry soft finish that's just slightly sweet. leaves you wanting more.
egajdzis (5253) - 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.