hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Back when I was an undergrad my roomates and I had a beer publication that rated H-P the best brewery in the world. We raced out to find a bottle and, on a wild celebratory day, found reasons to concur. Sadly, HP doesn’t appeal so much to my older self ... maybe it’s the import thing, but I generally get a bad whiff to begin with. This particular beer looks lovely and has a nice creaminess, but that beginning whiff is there and becomes a questionable aftertaste.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent oktoberfest. Not bad but not great. Seemed a little weak on both malts and hops.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2001
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well, delbomber’s rhymse scheme might leave something to be desired, but I agree with his sentiment. An unpleasant sourness and weak malt flavor left me thinking more Heinekin than Rheinheitsgebot.
buffdaddy615999 (38) - Garwood, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2001
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
perfect beer. I could say this is in the top 5 best beers I have ever tastedin my life
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - SEP 3, 2001
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
H-P is probably the most consistently disappointing brewery. Their products look nice and I always anticipate a good beer, but I have yet to try a brew of their’s I would consider better than good. Dominated by yeast with fleeting fruitiness, this is another let-down.
21iceman40 (1732) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2003 A great 5 star beer from my most favorite hp brewery. They really know how to make a beer and deservedly so, they have been doing it for hundreds of years. A classic beer. Tastes perfect.
SNIAT (120) - Passaic, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I don’t like this here and I don’t even think you can get it over there. Too sweet.
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JUN 24, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice beer, finishes off quite well. Great on a fall evening. I buy one case a year as an Oktoberfest present to myself.
lovibond (115) - New York, USA - JUN 15, 2001
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Probably the pick of the brews at the Weiß’n. While many of the others have stooped to serving colored Helles, I was able to enjoy this very nice Märzen at the Oktoberfest.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 25, 2001
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Middle of the road Marzen.