hopscotch (8370) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful, clear, copper brew. Small, fizzy, off-white head with no lacing.
The nose holds honey and light butterscotch.
Perfectly balanced flavor with honey and caramel up front. Lightly pungent, astringent and bitter on the backside.
Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation and an oily mouthfeel.
Medium-length, lightly bitter and dry finish. Very good brew!
bac080 (398) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
What's this? Another good one from Brooklyn? They've managed to craft another beer without that wicked aftertaste. Congrats.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a malted smell and nice amber color. Taste is full malted flavor and finishes with little bitterness. Overall a pretty good brew.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
More hops than necessary for the style, I guess, but that is alright in my book!! Fresh baked rolls and hops in the nose. I wouldn’t have guessed that this was poured from the bottle because of it’s superior freshness. Big hops in this lager really makes it nice. It should do well next year when we do our big Oktoberfest tasting.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
a good brew buy these guys. Smoothy drinkin octoberfest done how i like em. malty with a good hop backin it.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 30, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2007 Bottle: Clear orange color, with minimal head. Bready thick aroma, long lasting flavor. Clean and crisp.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bready, malty aroma. White rocky head. Nice orange amber hue. Very nicely balanced, sweet malts, medium to full bodied, beautifully balanced hopped up ending. This is a great brew from brooklyn.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 25, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little lighter in color than I expected. Very malty, with enough hops in the finish. I thought this was a little watery, but not bad. A little disappointing, coming from Brooklyn.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Attractive copper color. A good deal of hops in the nose. Flavor is caramel and toasted grainy malt with some diacetyl, sometimes overpowering. Not one of the better fest beers this year. Bad sample?
JFGrind (1777) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like the fact that American breweries are producing Octoberfest beers. Sure, the American brewers are not an exact match to their German cousin’s Oktoberfests, but that doesn’t make ’em bad beers. Brooklyn’s offer has a bit more hop bitterness for a Marzen, which I appeals to my palate. This brew had a great copper color, malty flavor and adequate body.