Braudog (5962) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprisingly light orangish hue for an Ofest, with a super head. Pungent sweet caramel aroma. Alcohol-malt on the tongue, but it mellows well after the first gulp. Man, I want a bratwurst now.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark honey-brown color is nice. The taste is a bit less malty and more bitter than most Oktoberfest braus. Nice head formation.
ClarkVV (3969) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2003 bottle. A very slightly clouded orange yellow with some bright gold tinges. Aroma of soft and sweet nutty flavored malt and ample spiced hops. Quite enticing. Flavor is right away, moderately malty, brown bread, honey, touch of toffee and has a brilliant but short-lived crisp, clean spicy hops finish. Not a muddled note in this beer. It gets in your mouth does its thing, and clears out. Very even texture, light carbonation. I left this in the sun by accident and came back and finished off half the bottle at about 70 degrees and it was still delightful. No thinning or wateriness in here either. Quite spicy; no real daring flavors but well-made and delicious.
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy orange/amber color, large frothy head that dissipates quickly, malty-spicy aroma, a bit of candy sweetness, some fruitiness; flavor is malty with touches of spiciness, a fruity background, a precise and strong sweetness - but not cloying, flavor doesn’t quite live up to the aroma, a bit tingly with a decent texture
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber with weak white head. Interesting aroma. Floral, herbal, sweet, fruity, bready. Mildly sweet and acidic taste. Carbonation. Unimpressive.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - JAN 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep amber color with large tan colored head showing fine bubbles, good brussels lace on the glass as is goes down.
Nose is funky--kind of like bread, with maltiness forward and supporting floral hops.
Taste is a bit drier than expected, with subtle hops and decent maltiness.
A nice take on the style.
becksgenius (110) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very Interesting oktober fest brew. Finish is slightly dry. Interesting combination of hops for an oktober fest brew. Worth a sample.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JAN 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first Octoberfest beer, and I really enjoyed it. The head lasts, and the aroma was like honey and flowers. Slight note of alcohol, but seems to add the beer.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky yellow-green the color of almost dry hay and smells roughly the same way. The typical billowy head with good retention and lace that sheets, leaving the inside of the glass looking like a victim of tectonic drift. Smells pretty floral with a touch of alcohol. Finishes clean and dry. Good firm body. Very slightly spicy to complement the sweet. An interesting Octoberfest, perhaps a little past its prime in January.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good Octoberfest. Nothing special, but nothing offensive. Kind of on the light. Color was an orange-copper.