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 (3319) - 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 (2128) - 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.
DYCSoccer17 (3547) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost a sweet honey brown sugary aroma on this one. Maybe a touch of roasted malts. Orangey-copper transparent color with an off-white head. Slightly sweet malty caramel notes with some toasty malts. This gets sweeter as it goes on. Not bad.