BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: orange/amber in color with a small head that fades to nothing quickly. Nuts and malt in the aroma, with some almost sweet spice to it that I feel shouldn’t be there. Flavor: Initially malt and spice hit the tongue. The malt tastes good, I can definitely taste to de-bittered black malt in there, which adds a nice bitterness to this beer. The spice tastes more like an unintended infection and adds a acidic quality to the taste. The aftertase is roasted, dark, and bitter.
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a very rich dark orange to brown, with a hint of ruby, and very small off-white head. Unfortunately, the appearance is its only strong asset. Sweet, malty aroma. Very bitter, but not really in a good way. Malty-bitter. Overall, not very good.
raymow (1040) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good - but Flying Fish ESB is still the best. This is a decent Oktoberfest style beer, but it’s not one of the best I’ve had, great color though.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Willblake for this brew from Flying Fish!
Oktoberfish has a nice deep copper color and a fine head of frothy off white foam on top.
Malty aroma with a nutty touch to it.
The flavor is sweet and has a rich nutty aftertaste that is enjoyably different. Not an Oktoberfest despite the name.
Very nice and a good change of pace. Sorry, but I’ll have to pass on the Lederhosen though.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2004 Freshest by 1-26-05.For a brewery that doesn’t have all that much going on..This was a very nice oktober/Alt kinda thing.Nice malty,nutty,tease of chocolate pudding,fruit,hops.Very easy drinking, hops show up at the end for some balancing. Good stuff.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a decent beer. It poured just like any other Marzen, but I think this uses ale yeast. Worth a shot, but nothing exceptional.
egajdzis (5581) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a brownish red color with a small off white head that leaves very light lacing on the glass. Aroma was very sweet and malty of caramel, nuts, and butter. Taste began very malty, then some toasted dough, and finishes with a nice citrus hop bite at the end. Very enjoyable, I like this one!
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Alt) Beautiful beer that is smooth and malt accented. The nose is malty with a touch of hops. The palate is smooth and nutty. The finish is long dry and malty. A very good Mocktoberfest.
JoeM500 (1907) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (thanks willblake): Light reddish tint to the clear/brown beer with thin white head. Very toasty, burnt crust nose. Medium body dominated by sweet and toasty malts. hops at finish is dry and haylike. Mashy, adjuncty aftertaste. My first Oktoberfest beer of the year, thanks to Willblake for adding this to our trade. Quite enjoyable, light and toasty.
dthmtldgn (32) - barrington, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
very good beer. bottled. never seen this by flying fish, but will try anything with their name on it, and so far, havent been dissaapointed. recommend.