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 (1018) - 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) - - 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 (3004) - 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 (613) - 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 (7133) - 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 (6099) - 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.