krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
i found a six of this stuff on a blazing ohio summer day, in one of those back- water drive-thru beer and bait stands. you feel like you need a shower after just driving thru one of these greasy tackle shacks. there amid the muffler fumigated crates of miller and busch and sundry rubbish sat this forlorn autumnal relic, an oktoberfest, wagging his pathetic ’way beyond the freshness date’ tail at me like a dog at the pound. what would you do? i rescued it-- and once home i poured three of them into a vintage german crockery stein the size of a mailbox. i sought a shaded corner of my garden and hefted that foamy dog and put it away. i thought i a heard rousing teutonic chorus echoing from cool oaken beerhalls in the rhineland--i’m not gonna exagerate and claim it’s a 4 star beer, but mein gott, it was good.
HighlanderOne (1002) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2002
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2005 Re-rate - Hop presence scores points, but still out of league with the better okt’s. Odd, gassy aroma, no head once poured. Kinda gooey mouthfeel, flavor OK, tends to linger. Short on malt flavor
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A 50/50 mix of a good ’oktoberfest’ and your favorite light beer. Enough said.
Aurelius (4171) - 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.