Pailhead (5803) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2009 Bottle: Aroma is malty with a mixture of caramel, banana, toastiness, and earthiness. It pours a transparent amber with a one-inch white head that fizzes out somewhat quickly. The flavor starts with moderate caramel and light toffee. The finish has moderate toastiness with some herbal and earthy bitterness. Light-medium bodied with very mild carbonation that leaves the mouthfeel feeling a bit thin at times. It’s okay, but my tastes have changed quite a bit since my original rating. What was once my favorite style, I’m now finding a bit boring. My original rating was 7-4-7-3-16.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Watery, thin amber/orange body with a buttercream, big bubbled head. Smells malt and german hops. Taste is bitter German hops, butterscotch, malt, berries, bread (doughy). Malty flavor makes for a very nice drinking Octoberfest beer. Not necessarily the greastest taste and depth of flavor, but just an easy drink that could be had by the dozen.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours bright amber...smells of caramel and toffee...tastes malty and caramel too...finishes bitter...not a great example...
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2004
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Burnt caramel bitter taste. Finsh is bitter. Whole thing is bitter.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours copper with almost no head. Acidic toffee and caramel taste. Carbonated but no head makes me think this is infected.
jazz88 (2625) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark amber reddish color with a light foamy tan head and lots of rising bubbles. A delightly sweet fruit and rich malt aroma with mollasses. A malty caramel flavor that is both smooth and thick. Much better than expected.
Kevin (2158) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. pours an amber color with a frothy head. aroma is sweet witha toffee hint. taste is very sweet, but not overpowering. very refreshing. nice enjoyable finish. not a bad brew. finish is bit more bitter, but does not take away from the overall quality of this beer.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber Coloring. Caramel. Malt. Had at O.C. Not a bad Oktoberfest Beer. Worth keeping a bottle.
DocLock (8678) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured amber, with good head and lacing. Aroma of malt, toffee, caramel. Tastes malty, with some caramel, brown sugar, and toffee in the finish. Also a slight hop presence at the end.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good beer. Pours a nice medium amber with a good off-whtie head. Kinda weak aroma that I couldn’t grab on to. Smooth metallic taste, good amount of hops. Def a good brew.