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 (2045) - 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) - Pennsylvania, 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.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2010 One of my new favorite oktoberfests. A bit on the light side, as it is a light copper color, but still looked nice, as the head lasted a while. Aroma is of munich malts with no hop aroma. Flavor is very rich with malt and backed up by just a slight bitterness at the end. Medium to slight body.
booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good and sweet. I'm not absolutely blown away, because I think it could use a bit more body, but good complexity of flavors.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: mostly malt in the nose. Dark gold to amber appearance with a nice white head. Oddly creamy mouthfeel. Didn't look so carbonated, but it did feel like it. Nice malty flavor. I like this one.