wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fine Ocktoberfest. I had this on tap at Mainstreet. The taste was really nice. Good like Paulaner and Hacker Schorr. This beer goes really nicely with any meal, and also goes well if you follow it with a Hefeweizen. Very good.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a light amber with a big off-white head. Light fruit, bread, and malt on the nose. Thin mouthfeel. Spice, citrus, light fruit, doughy, with dash of hops. Decent lingering aftertaste. Altbier? I am not so sure about that. wasn’t a bad beer but nothing spectacular.
freekyp (1925) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2011 Malty aroma with a hint of continental hops. Flavor seems somewhat unfinished. Sickly sour malt. Balanced. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a quickly receding head. Underwhelming.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Really just a nice October from Flying Fish. Mysteriously labeled as an altbier? Is it really? I dunno but give me a few more of these
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice flavor, just enough hops taste that it isn’t overwhelming. Great head out of a tap, very thick and stays tall for quite a while.
sloth (2809) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small offwhite head, short lived with a touch of stringy lace left behind. Clear amber/copper hued brew.Bready malt nose, yeasty with light fruit notes. Med/light body. Mildly sweet malt flavors, doughy with a hint of chocolate. Finishes medium dry with a slight astringency.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Andy’s O’fest.Gently dry hopped, pleasant subtle hop aroma. Fruityness blends well with the hops. Malty rich flavor. Peppery. Some hops. Nice and complex.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange amber in color with a big white head. Malty and hoppy flavor. Nutty flavors. Smooth tasting. Enjoyable. Very easy drinking.
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.