maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. An amber golden coloured lager wiith no head. The aroma is a bit perfumed with creamy alcohol notes. The taste is OK. A bit of alcohol comes through together with a grassy buttery feel. It is full bodied but ultimately a dull beer.
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Upon pouring this beer I was immediately surprised and disappointed. The body is pale yellow and the head is eggshell white. I wonder if there isn’t more than one of these beers because mine came in a green bottle and had a bit of skunk smell to it. Anyway, head settles quickly, leaves some lace. Aroma is malty with hints of hops but more typical of a Pilsner style lager than an Oktoberfest. Aroma does have some toasty, sweet notes if you look for them. Flavor dies on the palate. Tastes like carbonated, hop flavored water with a bit of alcohol thrown in. Finishes better though; with a nice hoppy bitterness. It’s not a terrible beer but I would neither buy it again nor recommend it to a friend.
madsberg (10618) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: Pale yellow coloured. Clear. Off white small head. Sweet, malty and dense fruity aroma. Flavour is light hopped. Crisp and easy to drink. Ends on a vague bitter note.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown color, light white head, but really no aroma to speak of. Taste is crisp, with hints of possibly mint. Nothing spectacular, I would rate this in the middle of the Octoberfest road.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber color with a decent white head. Malt aroma is mild, no hops as expected.
Sweet malt flavor is good but lacks intensity. Finish is lacking. Overall this is an average Oktoberfest.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled at the Whistlers Inn in Cinnaminson, New Jersey. OK OFest. Was a nice golden color. Had a slight cream taste to it that lingered through the whole beer. Little on the sweet side not enough on the malt side.
Reid (2062) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bought in the 12 oz bottle only says Hofbrau Oktoberfest..so I suppose it is the same beer.
Nice sweet malt aroma, with a tiouch of honey for some reason.
Pretty average in appearance for a Marzen a deep gold with a small white head...nice carbonation and lacing.
Flavour is a caramelly sweetness followed by a tangy bitter falavour.
Pretty nice and smooth on the palate.
Overall a nice Oktoberfest to drink in quantity..but no were near as good as Paulaner.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very light color with a minimal head. Aroma is slightly stale with some sweet malt. Tastes a little off- slight skunkiness? Malty and slightly sweet with a mild bitterness in the background. Somewhat harsh finish.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden color, light sweet malty aroma and taste, medium body, light bitter finish.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Only to be in Munchen for Oktoberfest... ah, someday. This one pours smooth and crisp. Has a slight sweetness that is matched by an infusion of hops. Good stuff. Ich lieb Deutschland!