snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nice cap. Clear orange/amber color with big rocky head. The aroma is of toasty malt, with just a hint of hops. The taste starts off very malty, with toasty caramel notes and enough bitterness to balance. It still finishes with a bittering dryness balanced with a lingering maltiness. I like it.
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
,5L bottle. arrived today. Ultimately fresh. nice classic aroma, with toasty malt. crystal clear, beautiful amber hue, tall, tight rocky head (it DID just arrive, after all). slightly sweet, low bitterness, lower than Hofbrau, but nicely balanced. i could drink a ton of these. i wish i were drinking it from a liter stien in the Theresienwiese. Top notch ’Festbier. (i couldn’t help but notice that some recent reviews told of hazy or cloudy beer--you guys got duped into drinking OLD PRODUCT. this stuff’s beautifully clear when fresh. go back to the store you bought it from and complain, then RE-RATE!)
twindadplus2 (638) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange amber with a huge head. Aroma is sweet and flowery with bready malt. Taste is sweet toffee malt with a bit of caramel and alcohol. Medium bodied with a dry hops finish and mild carbonation. Has to warm a bit before drinking or it comes across as downright watery. Good beer but a bit sweet.
lamas (1494) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle. Label is slightly different than that in the picture. A bad-ass bottle cap that features a picture of people boozing it up. A hazy copper pour with a few floaties and a smallish off-white head that leaves some lace. Sweet, caramel and malty aroma. Flavor is all sweet, caramelly and toffee maltiness. There’s actually a slight presence of alcohol which is surprising considering the low ABV. Still, it’s easy to drink and is a good transition from the light summer beers to the heartier winter ones.
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a beautiful copper penny color with a tight white haed that lasted most of the way through the glass. Aroma of fresh bread, and although on the sweet side, it really has a great body with well disguised alcohol.
A really good Oktoberfest that I will be buying with regularity.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Papago; Sweet malty aroma. Hazy orange body with thin head and some lacing. Flavor was like sweet candy some tangy flavor also. Dry palate. Ok beer
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured orange amber with a thin white head.
Aroma was sweet malt, fruits.
Flavor is sweet, fruity, yeast with a smooth clean finish.
I just dont care for my bers to be too sweet.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml.bottle. Hazy orange/amber color with a small off white head. Malty, nutty aroma with some raisins. Flavor was mostly malt with some dark dried fruits.
A bit of hop bitterness on the finish.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500 ml bottle: $1.99 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) Moderately sweet, malty and mildly caramely, with a gentle bitterness. This is lighter than most American Oktoberfests, and is less flavorful than even some of the other imported German Oktoberfests, but it still has a nice classic German maltiness. The nose isn’t especially aromatic either, but it’s noticeably malty, just with less richness and character than others I’ve had. Soft, smooth palate, well carbonated, easy to drink. Medium golden color seems pretty light for the style, and the moderate cloudiness was a surprise, but then I noticed a fair amount of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Whitish head pours to about an inch, and has great staying power, leaving deposits lots of lace on the glass as I drink the beer. It’s not a great beer, but it’s a nice, simple Oktoberfest that tries to finess its way to your taste buds. I guess the issue is that when I’m in the mood to drink a German Oktoberfest, I’m looking for a solid maltiness, and this just comes up a bit short.
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow-orange-red. This is just an average beer, nothing real exiting, but it doesn’t have any noticeable downsides either. Best oktoberfest-marzen i’ve had.