MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber with almost no head. Hop and carmal aroma. Medium palate. Nice oktober fest beer!
Rocketman2013 (102) - Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
There’s a light malty grainy aroma that’s barely noticeable. The color is dark amber with a minimal off-white head and almost no lacing. A moderate amount of bitterness stays on the tongue for a while. The texture is a thin and lively with a slight bitter metallic finish. Overall this is refreshing, but not very memorable.
boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a deep gold w/ a small off-white head. clear, and good carbonation. Getting som toasted bread, and caramel on the nose. No hints of hops. Medium body, good carbonation. Smooth. Slight hop bitterness in the finish. Tasting nicely toasted malts, bready, and caramel followed by a small a small amount of hop bitterness. I’m liking this beer.
JohnBruns (100) - Cissna Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
The bottle I have is "Original Oktoberfest" which came out of a sampler box. The color is typical Octoberfest with a rich carmel color. Has a bitterness that I don’t care for as it finishes.
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottled) Rich malt aroma and brilliantly clear dark amber color. Wonderful toasty caramel malt presence with a plum fruit note and a lightly bitter hoppiness. Lingering sweet raisin finish. Superb!
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2nd Oktoberfest of the season. Prefer it much more so over the Sam Adams version. Deep amber color with pleasant hoppy mouthfeel.
chadzter (94) - huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
If your in the middle of the Pacific Ocean in the Marshall Island this is the Best Beer you can get. It has a nice aroma that smells sweat and nutty. The malt flavor is a little strong but overall the flavor is very enjoyable. The hops is a little hidden but comes out towards the end. A pretty good everyday beer or just slightly better.
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
one of the best oktoberfest beers out there. nice sweetness to it for an oktoberfest one that everyone should try
surf1284 (91) - USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2006 If anything this beer should have had more hops. It was a little weak to me. It was a dark orange with a brown head. Most prevalent taste is the roasted malts you taste at the end.
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark, transparent amber with a thin, white head that fades. Excellent lacing. Balanced, subtle aroma. Creamy, but somewhat thin mouthfeel. Taste is likewise balanced - a good, traditional Munich representative of the style. One of the best of its breed.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5