Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - 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 (612) - 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.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear bronze golden with a large white head. Bottle actually foamed over when I opened it. Good sweet malty aroma with a touch of smoke. Nice full body delivers a good malty sweetness throughout and some graininess. Finishes crisp, lightly bitter and dry. A very nice Oktoberfest.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colored with a moderate and long lasting head. The aroma was malty, a little yeasty and spicy. Fresh and zesty mouthfeel, a lightly toasted malt flavor with a faint hoppy note and touch of orange citrus. The finish was mild and slightly sweet. Ayinger!
jonas (5615) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
from wooden cask at "Ayingers" in Munich.
Broad, interresting hoppy nose.
Cloudy dark amber, creamy head with lace.
Fruity full body,
peach notes and enough malt.
Nice hop composition - slightly citric.
A bit wood taste, probably from the cask.
Nice fresh bitterhop aftertaste.
Not really a extreme beer in any way, but just plainly good.
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice orange color with a long lasting head. Has a nice medium body flavor.
badgerben (4392) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Lots o' malt. Fiarly sweet taste to me. Very nice and light. I don't mean that as a bad thing, it just doesn't drop like a bag of bricks. Nice carbonation. Very good oktoberfest.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brilliant clear orange, with a large white head that lasts, lacing nicely. Aroma is all malt - some toast, lots of raw smelling grain, and a tiny bit of sweetness. Flavor is of sweet and raw graininess, maybe a bit of hoppiness in the finish. On the medium side of thin for the body, medium amount of carbonation. Overall it is ok, but seems to be missing something to me.
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 22, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a brilliant orange color with a thick light tan head with good lacing. Some of the longest legs I've ever seen on a beer. Aroma is subtle sweet malt as is the flavor. Mouthfeel is quite light on the tongue, has a smooth finish and almost no aftertaste. In essesence, the quintessential Oktoberfest beer.