Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1012   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Share this beer with friends!
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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 89 90 91  92  93 94 95 » 102

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50