DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel aroma, with some spice. Chestnut, pours a medium sized, cream coloured head, leaving a very pretty lace. Robust malt flavour, with I believe a touch of allspice, followed by a woody, nutty taste. Well balanced, medium bodied, pleasantly bitter and dry. A fine example!
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Woody amber , with medium white creamy head . Aroma ;Dry , earthy , woody , light hint of smoke malts . Medium bodied. Pleasant lager.
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Intrusive cereal/wort perfume is a tad too much reminiscent of Corn Flakes...Red fruit ride the airy bubbles atop a sticky and slick apricot honey...Sweetness and cereal get sickening halfway through and soon prescribe distance...
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
somewhat malty octoberfest, nice clear amber color with a decent head and mild bitter aftertaste, not really the greatest, but better than some...
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Floral hops with toasted malts and some sweet dough in the mild aroma. Clear amber-brown with thin, but lasting, cover of off-white head. Chocolate, caramel, raisin flavours. It’s refreshing but somewhat sticky. Sweetness builds throughout the tasting. Sampled with MartinT and Rastacouere on tap at Mugs Alehouse (Brooklyn, New York).
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, bright reddish dark amber. Light tan foam. Fairly mild, toasty, malty aroma of caramel & rye bread w/ a hint of peat. Medium feel. Crisp, toasty, malty flavour w/ a slight earthiness in the finish. Finish is also quite sweet & wet. Eminently quaffable.
nchoward (24) - Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good Oktoberfest compared to the mass produced Oktober-beers. The malt and the hops remain true to a German beer. It is medium bodies with a hearty malt mouthfeel. The hops are just there to give you a slight dry finish, but not much more. A good beer if you can’t find any other microbrew.
raymow (1408) - 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 (4022) - 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.