Brewmaster (168) - USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nicely done oktoberfest. Decent aroma and mouthfeel
Braudog (5462) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy malt nowe and heavy, heavy caramel grain character. Nut overtones and very full bodied.
Suttree (4874) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had tried a few other Bavarian Style Octoberfests this year (Wurzburger, Becks, Spaten, Paulaner) and expected this to be like those - yellow, crisp, with a bit more malt than the regular beers. This was, to me, a pleasant surprise. Deep amber color, caramel sweetness, and a full bodied. I liked this one.
delacerveza (157) - Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
thin bodied....everything about this beer was METALLIC. the color--copper. the aroma--tin. the taste--aluminum, albeit somewhat malted/smoked aluminum. i had such high hopes for this beer! alas, i would not buy this again.
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I have to join the ranks of the few who thought this a disappointment. The spurt of maltiness, accompanied by a tinge of metallic bitterness and palate-jarring acidity, doesn’t add much to an otherwise plain-jane lager aroma. Pours a nice head (over a strange color) but that goes quickly and leaves a slightly limp body. Not a beer to which I would return soon.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright copper color and a sweet malty body. This beer is very well balanced with a light bitterness and a smooth finish. A fine representative of the Oktoberfest style.
bbrock81 (297) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - NOV 4, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2005 I was not as impressed by this beer as I expected to be. It was pretty good, but it seemed a little thin to me. Thin feel, thin flavor. I would have liked it a little fuller. There are other beers I like better that aren’t so damned expensive.
Re-rate: better than last time, but still not worth $10 per sixer.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good Oktoberfest. Enought maltiness to give it a good body without being cloying. Nicely balanced.
tourette (207) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great Octoberfest. The best I’ve had yet. Very pleasant to drink. Spices and malt in the taste. Quite good.
gthank (73) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent aroma with all the typical Oktoberfest smells, though it the malt is more understated than many. It is a nice looking beer, with a true amber body and soft white head. The flavor is pretty much run-of-the-mill Oktoberfest, good but not great. It feels like pretty much all lagers in the mouth. Overall, it’s about on par with Sam Adam’s Oktoberfest.