leaparsons (9505) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber brown with a small head. Aromas are malty - chocolate cake and quite doughy. Flavours are smoky malts with sweet malts, yeast, peat and more dough. Herbs and spices to finish. An Oct Fest beer with lots of character.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well done. Nice rich malt taste and the hops and yeast go a long way too. Lost a little bit of carbonation near the end but it didn’t detract from the beer. Good, strong, slightly-bitter finish. I’d be content with one or many of these in one night. Also tastes better on tap.
barleyandmalt (25) - USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 Does not live up to Oktoberfests on even the American market. Far too much carmel and a maltiness that is reminiscent of malzbier(gag!). Still a decent brew if drank objectively.
xray (50) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and malty. This is even tastier than Paulaner’s Octoberfest. My favorite Martian. I mean Märzen.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 500ml. Copper/orange with medium rocky head. Vanilla-Orange aroma. Medium bodied but with full flavor. Good malty fullness. Multiple tastings.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the best Oktoberfest I have had to date. It was very nice with the Turkey especially. It had a good rum raisin taste which I really dug. I had it on tap once and didn’t like it. However I was pleased with it today. Good beer.
SpringsLicker (3374) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber with a clear shiny body under a thick off white head.
Nice aroma of malt set everything up for a good flavor that is just sweet enough and in balance with the hops. One of the better Oktoberfests. The U.S. label is different that the one pictured, it has a checkerboard border. Nice.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As my favorite style of beer i was pleased to try this beer recently. It exdceded my expectations for an oktoberfest beer and why not its truly German. I want to get a fresher taste sometime...which is my only withdrawl on a higher rating.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A rich amber gold appearance with a moderate head that quickly disappears. Slightly sweet with a touch of bitterness at the end. Overall, a smooth and very drinkable choice.
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange with a good thick head. Aroma is somewhat sweet (caramel, honey, malty), somewhat spicy and somewhat skunky. Spicy and malty. A little sweet (definately honey), and it’s got a bit of a bite to it. Definately hoppy, and a little bitter. Overall, it’s pretty good.