raymow (815) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I definitely expected more from Brooklyn. The color is great and aroma is so-so, but the flavor is lacking and there is a slight malt/blah aftertaste. Not all that good - I was disappointed.
zach8270 (3472) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Amber color with a slightly off-white head. Mild aroma of sweetness, malts and possibly some apples. Very quickly fading flavor, initial one is sweet malts and the finish is very... not there. It’s very odd. Right after the malty taste, there’s nothing. Quite strange.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a huge favorite of Ocks...but a good drink. Amber body, pretty mild compared to most Oktoberfests I’ve had...which I liked...but it ran a bit thin.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good beer...red/amber...little to no head.malty..enjoyable to me..and i do not really love oktoberfests
rajendra82 (953) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This 12 oz. bottle was obtained courtesy of BeerAdvocate spiritdeus. The brown bottle released a beer with a reddish amber body, and a fizz of initial carbonation, but with no head to speak of. The aroma was very mild and can be at best described as floral and perfumey. The taste was sweet and bready malt driven and toasty, but the body was a bit too thin. There was a tangy lemony aftertaste that kept me coming back for more though. Smooth and drinkable, but could benefit from a touch less wateriness.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium copper color, thin and a bit hazy. Some caramel sweetness, with a bit of roasted malt and a bit of hops. Not bad, but not real distinctive either.
beastdog75 (362) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oktoberfest brews don’t excite me too much, but this one in particular really didn’t do to much for me. The reddish orange color is very pleasing to the eye, but overall it seemed a bit bland. The caramel malt was there along with some nuttiness and some citric hoppiness. Average O-Fest.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2005 This was average, I started out like a lager, and finished weak. I am thinking it maybe a bad bottle, I think I may have had it on tap and it was much better, but at oktobeerfest partys it was last of the bunch.
DYCSoccer17 (3320) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 26, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I thought I had rated this before. Slightly metallic, slightly caramelly and toasty nose. Blegh. Transparent darker copper color with a slight red twinge. Small off white head. This is very very very malty. Almost like eating straight butter. Lots of grain, toastiness, cherrios in liquid form. Not a big fan of the chewiness.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, I had this on tap at a bar about three blocks from the brewery in Brooklyn. At least I got it that close. We got turned away at the door because of early closing due to their own Oktoberfest. Ah, well. A nice beer, for the style, I liked. Slightly syrupy on the uptake. Brown color.