Aurelius (4118) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer really blew it. It had everything going for it-- great marzen coloring, cascading head, nice aroma, copper-caramel flavor. but the palate is thin and totally loses carbonation. Drink out of the bottle, for best results. A little tinny in the aftertaste.
PSUJason99 (96) - Montclair, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not really a fan, rather drink Sam Adams Octoberfest...much better
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
My rep is getting around. I’m sitting in my undergraduate student’s honors defense, and she pulls out ’4 beers of the world’ for the committee to drink...this, Corona, Sam Adams, and Killian’s. Cute, isn’t it? I was anticipating this one alot, and hoping it would be good. The aroma was enticing, and the beginning taste impression was bang on, then the whole taste fell apart in a mess of overly sweet chemicalness. Bummer.
pjcoupe (105) - Perryton, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favorites!Very tasty smoothe clean taste.
LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really great looking amber color, large fast dissapating head. Smooth and sweet unlike original Beck’s, tho this does have a bit of a ’tinny’ aftertaste, still a great beer overall. As a furthur note, I remeber this stuff from years past as beiing a good beer, but i just re-discovered it (The 2001 Oktoberfest i would gather) for $2.99 a 6-pack! For that price, I may go back and buy the remaining six cases on Friday. Check your local distributors and see if there is any left in your area. To jump to conclusions, last October was not a hight time for people in my country, and I am sure that there are more cases of this left at other places in the states at a great price. If not, get a 6-pack next year, and sing drinking songs with your buddies.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tastes marginally better than reg. Becks but not much
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice, will drink again.
Basti99 (1) - GERMANY - FEB 6, 2002 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I totally agree with klingstratego, this beer make germans laugh. Actually I brought it as a gift from a trip to the USA (it is impossible to get in in Germany). It just has nothing to do with the Oktoberfest (I was there twice). All the the real Oktoberfest beers are brewed by Munich-breweries and are not dark at all. Besides that, I really don’t like the taste and neither me nor any of my German friends finished a bottle by himself.
Ernest (6198) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2007 Bottle (BB Jun 08). Head is small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (grain, caramel, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a light note of metal. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Light to medium body, dry and watery texture, soft carbonation, metallic. Pretty dull and raspy (metallic/husky).
Axle3380 (95) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2001
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nothing special at all, I could finish it, but I switched to Dinkel Acker, much better.