thedm (5499) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This bottled brew with a flippy top poured a small sized head of foamy off-white colored mostly lasting fine to medium sized bubbles that left behind a softly carbonated transparent but slightly hazy dark orange brown colored body. The aroma was mild with a malty slightly fruity note. The mouth feel was smooth initially and finished with a mild tingle. It had a malt hop bite and a sweet lagerish malty flavor.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright orange with a lofty, rocky white head, this brew wreaks of wort-like malts as soon as the cap is popped. Creamy, sweet caramel malts explode in your mouth as you enjoy the rich flavors. Why I’m drinking this delicious Oktoberfest in March, I’m not sure, but I’m enjoying it... despite the sticky finish that seems to have covered my moustache, fingers, beard......
RichardGretton (4589) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darkish brown beer with a thick, malty and wheatish aroma. The flavour is quite bitter and smooth with a floury finish. Overall a really good beer.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 07/04. Darkish amber body, creamy large off-white head. Grainy perfume hops come through in the aroma. Flavor has more of a sweet husky malt with the same type of light perfumy hops covered by grain. Pretty good overall.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2005 Amber pour with a small creamy white head which quickly recedes. Light malty aroma. Flavor is malty and lightly hopped for a bitter finish. A little of that nasty lager flavor which I despise comes through. Pretty good but I prefer the Paulaner. Had this after a Spaten Optimator and it wasnt up to the comparison. I got a sixer so I’ll try it on its own and rerate. (3.3)..... 2/25/2005......Rerate.... yes it was better the second time when it wasn’t in competition with an Optimator. Didn’t get any nasty lager flavor this time, much to my satisfaction. Enjoyable. bumped the rating up a bit. (3.6) ..... 2/28/2005...The more of these I have, the better I like them..I really like that buttery character. bump it up a bit more.. (3.8)
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber coloured. Malty aroma with notes of hay. Sweet and malty flavour with caramelly notes, but also some hoppiness. Well balanced.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a dark amber with a good head.
Aroma of sweet malt.
Flavor is sweet and malty but has a metalic taste that lays on the palate.
Almost a little to sweet for me, not to bad though.
robharing (82) - Ormond Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
very good beer!! pictures diferent now !!its got the girl on a horse . caramel flavor with malty taste i think is the best oktoberfest i had
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich caramel color, floral malty nose. Medium-bodied with a caramel malty taste tha has a touch of smoke.
poivre (14) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yup, another great ofest. I did a tasting of different available ofests and this one was consistently sasisfying, but lacked some of the rich munich malt character that was exemplary in others.