heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coppery golden. Appley aroma , which fades rather quickly. Full bodied, with some dusty hops, as well as a hint of that apple that I detected in the aroma. I suspect this is rather old, and will have to rerate.
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (label reading Festbier) - Clear light amber body, not lasting yellowish head; Quite simple malty sugary honey nose; Light thin body, simple bitter sweet; Some length in a malty bitter finish, simple honey sweet sugary flower aroma. Not really interesting and no really well composed.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Doughy malt aroma. Clear clean appearance with a nice tight head. Plenty of lacing. Very clean tasting with just the right amount of malty sweetness. Finishes off with a good dry hop flavor.
Quinten (1037) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At an trinkgut in koln germany 500ml bottle, heazy amber/golden, full head no lasting head, full flavor one, with hinds of fruits, spices, caramel, vanilla, very nice balance, ready fore the next one!
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fairly light color for an O-fest, with a big white head with a malty yet perfumy nose (the Hallertau is definitely a common characteristic of the three Wolnzacher brews I’ve tried). Unusually complex for the style, with superb balance. I’ve been disappointed with O-fests lately, and this is one outstanding exception to the trend.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Unusually hoppy for this style. This reminds me of what Victory Lager would be like if it were an Octoberfest beer. The nose is strong Hallertauer. The malt contains, I believe, less of the roasted character that you find with most Maerzens. Instead, this one relies upon hops for structure, which join up with the malt very nicely toward the end. The finish is extremely long and dry. A great beer.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful noble hop aroma. Lovely apperance in the glass. Great head and lace. The beer is medium bodied with a nice toasty malt complexity. Well made and great. Just enough hops.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(re-rate) Golden colored, dense 1/2 inch head and decent lace. Nose of caramel, toast, perfume, sugary malt and others. Medium bodied, smooth with loads of flavor. Toasted caramel, honey, nuts, elegant malt up the wazoo with a nice load of hallertau’s to balance. Fairly crisp, a bit dry in finish with mineral notes poking through here and there. An absolutley delicious oktoberfest. The best I ever had.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This festbier has a nice balance hoppy with a dry finish a real good seasonal
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled in a half liter bottle. Pours a mahagonny gold color with a lot of carbonation. The carbonation was a little overdone for my taste. Smelled like malts, apple and citrus. The citrus is also present in the taste. It outdoes the maltiness that I would expect from an Oktoberfest. This was pretty good, but not my favorite style.