jsquire (3551) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, deep copper from the bottle with a creamy beige head. Nice nutty maltiness with an almost brown sugar and caramel sweetness. Great balance in the finish. I wish I had more of these. Thanks to 1more4dessert for this bottle.
Kinz (3361) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium orange with copper tones, decent head. Very faint aroma of floral hops, trace malts. Improved as it warmed, but the malt flavors never really emerged, giving an overall strikingly light impression. Hop flavors of hay dominated, not my favorite style.
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2004 Had this on tap in a local bar at a octoberfest. Pretty good. Amber in color with a nice white head. Full bodied fest beer. Malty and creamy. I liked it.
OldGrowth (2751) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Nose is weaker than I'd like. Malty grainy nose. Lite fruit. Clear orange color. no head, no lacing. Toasty malt flavor. Creamy with bite. Linguring bitterness that fades away. Thinn body. A tad weak for my liking. Another ok beer from brooklyn
desurfer (1224) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice Oktoberfest. Heavy on the malt, yet very smooth and drinkable. Brooklyn does it again.
sloth (2529) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small offwhite head, quickly fades. Clear amber color. Grainy, malty nose. Medium body. Clean malt flavor, some caramel notes. Fairly dry finish for an o-fest.
crazyvin (1990) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
nice amber color with a caramel aroma. I found the taste overly hopped with not enough sweet notes in it. The hop bitterness masked its malty flavors.
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice copper color with a lacy creamy head. Sweet malty aroma. This is I think my favorite Oktoberfest beer. Very smooth tasting with a perfect mix of hops.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice example by Brooklyn. Rusty amber color, off-white head, some lacing. Sweet malt aroma. Sweet malt flavor as well, some hops. Doughy/chewy body. Quite smooth.
slushy (28) - Niagara Falls, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color with a tan head, good lacing down the glass. Sweet bready caramel malts in the nose. Slight steamed vegetables. Kind of weak aroma. Caramel steamed carrots on the tongue. Okay malty mouthfeel. Great job Brooklyn! By far my favorite American Oktoberfest. Malty, and smooth drinking. Not one of my favorite styles though.