Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Clear deep amber coloured with just a head. Sweet malts are faintly present. It’s a darker stronger larger but not more. The flavours have slipped through the cracks. Another example, whish looks and sounds for all the world like a play, and yet there’s no substance or backbone to it.
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. It's got the lager wishy-washiness that I don't like. It lacks oomph in the body. It has forced carbonation which gives it a harsh mouthfeel. There's no life here so this is at least filtered and possibly pasteurised as well. Very little aroma. Some sort of caramel malts wandering around in the house next door, chatting idly among themselves rather than getting on with the job in hand. The hops have hopped on the bus to Butlins for a laugh. But, the beer looks good.
haddon90 (1350) - Newport Beach, California, USA - FEB 14, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper pour with a frothy white head. Not a strong aroma, but some spice in malt fested in there somewhere. Smooth taste. Creamy, kind of watered down, yet some malt and some Oktoberfest characteristics. Pretty decent, not bad but not great.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dakr amber reddish hue with good off-white head and lace. Yep the aroma is caramel malty and a good dose of ripe fruit, vegetable, floral hops, earthy yeast, and spice on the nose as well. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. The taste is malt dominated like most fest biers but I got a splash of sour fruit and bitterness. There was an off-taste I couldn't put my finger on however. Good brew with some flaws, but not as bad as some fest brews made across the pond. Try once.
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quickly dying head on a light red beer. Light caramel aroma. This is authentic to style, sweet and lightly bittered. Excellent beer.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber in a smallw hite head.Clean malt aroma.Well balanced between hop and malt.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - DEC 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really appreciated this beer. It is true to the style and has an "old world" sophistication to it while remaining individual. Dusty malty nose is a little more prominent than in some German counterparts. Deep gold-orange color and a tall spongy head. Heavy malt front with caramel notes. Seamless transition to a coutering tight, dry, but reserved bitterness. Excellent.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This was one of the few beers, pivo and I totally disagreed with each other. I think it smells like Oktoberfest because it smells, and I'm serious, no matter what pivo says, it smells like cabbage. To be more clear like SAUERKRAUT. And this leads to my question: What makes an Oktoberfest an Oktoberfest? And...as I have a problem with the smell of Sauerkraut - yadda yadda, trauma of beeing a german kid yadda yadda, I had problems being objective this beer.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - DEC 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a huge, rousing cream head that sits atop a clear amber, thin body. Smells of clean malt, soap and not much else. Tastes of malt, orange/lemon hops, a tad of autumn spice and some wateriness. Pretty good marzen that is a very easy drinker. I could handle 4 or 5 of these sitting on the porch, no problem. Sampled from a 12oz bottle brought to me by my good friend Jeremy, all the way from Rochester, NY.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty aroma. Dark copper color. Flavor's on the malt side of balanced and a bit weak. Dry malt finish.