iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very attractive reddish to copper color. Not overly heavy or complex, but more than enough malty sweetness, mouthfeel and nose to do the style well - especially for a bottled brew. Easily drinkable. No lingering after tastes.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, light, malty aroma; lively carbonation, but dissipating head; very smooth and rather mild flavor with a toast/bread sweetness and back end light bitterness; very nice!
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My bottle reads "Original Oktoberfest." A simple beer but nicely flavored. Good malty flavors of caramel and nuttiness balanced nicely with a slightly bitter citric hop presence. Easy to drink. Hacker-Pschorr’s year-round Oktoberfest offering is indeed a good one.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a small white head, decent lacing. Red/amber coloring. Aroma is sweet. Taste is malty with a subtle fade to the Hallertau.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
red-amber color with a thin tan head; the taste is somewhat acidic, but with barely any bitterness; not as spicy as other Oktoberfests
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Outstanding brew! Nothing over the top or WOWing, but overall just a supurb brew. Pours an amber color with a medium head. Sweet malty arome and a mild malt flavor that washes away smooth and softly. This would be a great session beer.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber; refined, articulate head. Buttermilk biscuits, butter and honey in the aroma. Spicy bitteness in the flavor with slightly agglutinated malt stickiness. Concise yeast snippets with a very light touch of diacetyl. Delicious and sophisticated.
BBB63 (6502) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber hue with small head and minimal lace. The aroma hints of bread and biscuit, toasted malts, light caramel, honey, aromatic hops, and orange/apple fruit. The taste starts of sweet bread and caramel malt. A does of biiterness and acidic nature follows, a touch fruity. The finish is muddled and too short for style. Some bitterness but doesn't shine. The mouthfeel is smooth and refreshing enough. A good beer but lacks any standout characteristic.
sloth (2661) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 29, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small offwhite head,poof! Gone in a flash. No lacing to speak of. Clear amber/orange color. Malty, dusty nose, doughy. Medium body. Medium sweet malt flavors, breadyness. Finish is medium sweet. An unoffensive, clean drinkin lager.
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Redish color with a thin white head. A little bit of hop aroma mixed in with rich maltiness. A tiny hint of bitterness in the taste is quickly overcome by the malt flavors.