JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2001
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Skunky, with a capital S. I don’t know how they got the word ’Oktoberfest’ on the bottle; this tasted too much like the regular (crappy) Beck’s. I was hard-pressed to down this entire bottle. However, I will try (and re-rate) next year just incase the particular bottle I got was old.
tourette (203) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a surprisingly good Oktoberfest! I had my doubts, but its really tasty and well balanced. Perhaps a bit simple, but it works well.
kingstratego: don’t rate beer’s you haven’t tried. they make oktoberfest beers everywhere now (sam adams has one, linenkugels has one, etc) so who cares that becks jumped on the bandwagon...
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good example of the oktoberfest/marzen style
StoutOrDeath (119) - USA - OCT 1, 2001
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice beer. A litle more full flavored than regular Becks. I like both. Pretty nice. Too bad it’s only here once a year.
kingstratego (82) - Grävenwiesbach, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2001
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I have not even tried this one, but I rate it that bad, because it is so fake. The Oktoberfest is a local event in Munich which is in the very south of Germany. Only beers of Munich origin are allowed to be served there. Becks brewery is in the far north of Germany. People there have absolutely nothing to do with the Oktoberfest. This beer is not sold in Germany because it would make people laugh. It seems to be merely brewed for the American market.
Darkover (1506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2001
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2003 Amber color with a small beige head. Weak caramel malt aroma and flavor. Has some hop bitterness.
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent seasonal offering. On par with Sam Adams October Fest. Decent malt flavor.
BeerNazi (169) - winnetka, California, USA - SEP 20, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
i like this beer,always a first one to drink for octoberfest.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2001
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Damn. Probably got stuck with an older bottle, but that seems inexcusable given the season. Behind the skunk there was a chewy malt, even got some glazed apricot there that suggests much higher marks, but all of that ruined by the tinny tang of a spoiled brew ...
PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber, malty. Lacking the toffeeish malts I want in an Oktoberfest. Bitter in finish (not inappropriate) but not balanced by that good sweetness I want. By far about the best beer from Becks.