DrnkMcDermott (2632) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2004 Draft. Pours very well, with a foamy German type head. Has a nice roasted malt aspect to it, which actually calls to mind a well-made Vienna lager. In other words, this is a pretty okay beer. The texture and mouthfeel come across like a standard American "dark beer," which can get in the way of one's enjoyment.
2004 rating: Color is light as a Hamm's these days, which can also detract. They keep making them lighter in germany to match the lowest common denominator in drinker preferences...
hotstuff (3350) - Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rated on 9-11-2009 (Bottle) The Appearance is a small off-white head that mostly diminished, transparent body, very little carbonation, and a good amount of lacing. The Aroma is malty and some hints of spice. The Taste mimics the Aroma. The Palate is smooth with a dry finish. This is a light-medium bodied beer. Overall, quaffable, but needs more flavor.
KansaiBeerLvrs (273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
1000 yen for a 500ml bottle at Grand Front’s Oktoberfest in Osaka. It poured a clear gold with a thick head of white foam. The aroma was grassy & a bit malty. The flavor was a nice crisp bitter large type beer, refreshing with a hint of hay. I’m not really much of a lager drinker but this was decent and you wouldn’t guess it was 6.3%!
Rob_D_UK (229) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty sweet and toffeeish, a bit paler than I’d like to see. Almost one-dimensionally sweet - not as much depth as their maibock. Still, an above average full flavored Oktoberfest.
nazzty (576) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Initially very mellow with good malt taste, but the aftertaste is alcoholic and slightly rough.
flylikeabanana (166) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a clear pale gold with a thin white head. Rich malty aroma. Taste is bready, sweet, thin, and a bit of fruit. Drinkable but not remarkable.
maekchu (1126) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Mark’s place (from notes). Aroma is earthy and a bit vegetal / Mid palate is very well integrated / Final has a subtle bitterness. Good stuff
vmilaxer29 (365) - New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is very light. No head, pale yellow. Taste has a bit of zest, but overall not too interesting. Watery.
jmagnus87 (1450) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear, dark gold with a minimal bit of head. Aroma of skunk, some herbal hops and a little bready yeast. Taste of citrus and floral hops, honey and bread. Medium bodied with a somewhat slick texture. Lively carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, pretty good. I"m suprised how good it tastes compared to the aroma.
tachristie3 (3) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013 does not count
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Maris (772) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330ml bottle on 4/1/2013. Pours a crystal cleat, bright golden with as medium head. Has modest grassy aroma with a hint of citrus. In the mouth, it’s very sweet, with some surprising pear and apricot notes, and lots bready malt. Finishes with a nice, medium herbal hop bitterness. Enjoyed this one more than I expected.