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RATINGS: 1012   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Bavarian barley slow roasted, caramelized to a rich, red amber color combined with the purest spring waters from the Alps, exclusive yeast and the finest Hallertau hops.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
delacerveza (157) - Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2002
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (3658) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2002
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2002
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbrock81 (304) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - NOV 4, 2002
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2002
Pretty good Oktoberfest. Enought maltiness to give it a good body without being cloying. Nicely balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tourette (207) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2002
This is a great Octoberfest. The best I’ve had yet. Very pleasant to drink. Spices and malt in the taste. Quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gthank (73) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2002
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 27, 2002
Decent amber look with impressive head which was somewhat soft. Flowery - fruity, malty, sweet as a dominant. Well crafted, bitter with dark rye bread, some alcohol elements were present.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Huge aroma of malt and yeast. Very smooth and sweet with a bit more EtOH presence than I would like for the relatively low ABV. Nicely spiced. Fits the catagory to a T.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2002
(OCBP) Tasting, amber color,decnt malt flavour,somewhat bitter, decent choice.


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