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.
hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Schnitzelbank Restaurant in Jasper, Indiana. Small tan head that was fully diminished, fine-medium sized bubbles, uncarbonated, transparent, and an orange hue. Malty, caramel, chocolate aroma. Flavor was sweet, malty, and caramel. Tingly mouthfeel.
leaparsons (9757) - Wigston, 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.