desurfer (1245) - 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 (2600) - 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 (2026) - 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.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2003 Reddish-brown pour with a small tan head that recedes to a small ring and lightly laces on the way down. Aroma is mainly bready, with slight hints of caramel and hops. Flavor is bready, some savory caramel, and a bit of hops in the end. Medium body, medium-lively carbonation, super easy drinking.
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper body topped by a small, quickly dissipating beige head. Aroma is earthy and cereal. Taste is medium sweet caramel tinged with earthiness. Avoids being too sweet. Medium body with a slight chewiness.
guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very true to style amber color. Aroma was grainy. Taste seemed more spicy this year (2003) than last. Medium-bodied, malty flavor with a pleasant dry finish.
MaBeer1972 (1400) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2010 Rather thin. Nice caramel-malt flavors. Could use a little more body though. A good "weekday" beer, I suppose. The finish was better than the top. 2010 Update: Seems better than last rating. Smooth and malty, slightly fruity, but easy drinking.