eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 1, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper/Amber with a white head. No real distinct aromas. Some malt and hops in the aroma, but not prominent. This is a very malty, smooth, almost creamy beer. The mouthful is great, and the taste is something sweet with malts that leave a film in your mouth.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this with dinner at one of local watering holes. Been off the site for a while. Work, work, work. Very nice but not great. Good flavor, full bodied taste. Didn’t taste at all like a Octoberfest beer. to me.
jde123 (768) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2005 Pours with minimal head, great Oktoberfest. Bubbly copper presence with a sweet aroma with noticeable yeasts and malts. Taste is quite complex! Sweet aftertaste amidst swirling bright fruits and saccharine caramels. This is a great little lager, just wish there was more of it year-round!
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow this is a good lager!! Poured copper with a nice white head that looked great in a lager glass. The aroma was very slight but pleasant, and reminded me opf my wife baking sugar cookies. Fresh bread flavor that drinks really easily, with a palate just right for the style.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle at the 2004 Crescent Moon Vintage Beer Tasting. Very reddish amber in color. Quite malty with a good palate. Not bad for the fact that this had quite a bit of age on it (possibly from the late 90’s).
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: clear bronze in color, with a short, filmy head.
Aroma: dry, clean, arid, but as it unfolds, showing off more malt, sweetness, spice, though still on the delicate side.
Taste: light hops, full, hearty malt presence. Light in body, but tastily textured.
mmmm, I kept on thinking, mmm!
My notes fall short on technical aspects, I readily admit, but to sum it up, it’s an unusual and richly flavored, highly drinkable lager that can be consumed with extraordinary ease and still provide ample pleasure through the abundance of flavor.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2004
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My only complaint is that it sells out too fast. They need to increase their production. The best part of fall.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber hue with fading off-white head and some lace. The aroma hints of roasted caramel malts, cookie dough, aromatic and herbal hops, ripe pear, and dusty yeast esters. The initial taste is malt covered by an acidic overtone. Earthy and very bitter upon the finish. The mouthfeel is lively yet soft, metallic and chalky finish. This beer lacks a the crispness I want in a lager, therefore it doesn’t grab you. If want a good lager, go visit the Dortmunder/Helles style, that's where they all went!
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber in color, the aroma is sweet. fruity sweet taste... i need to get another bottle to rate it properly, this being done from scrawled notes and memory
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, snifter. Lots of cookies and caramel in the aroma. Very clean. Dark amber body with a nice off-white head. Lightly sweet flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly bitter finish. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: [lame] tasty! [/lame]