flemdawg (522) - Naples, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A typical malty aroma of the style, not exciting, but I did get some carmel in there. Reddish orange color with a decent sized white head and some lacing. Sweet malty taste that did not do much for me. Considering the source of the beer, I got exactly what I expected, which wasnt much at all.
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 12, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Meh... Sour malt, sour hops. My first of the style and it doesn’t make me want to try more. One of the not so good Leinies.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4472) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2011 I am not a huge fan of this brewer. This was my first try of this particular brew and I doubt that I will try it again.+++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bronze color with a medium tan head. There was a strong sour malt aroma. The flavor was light sour malt. It was drier than it smelled. It generally tasted like a typical macro with just a slightly stronger malt body. Disappointing.
walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
poured a reddish copper with off white head. this is a middle of the pack octorberfest for me nothing special and nothing bad. aroma and flavors about the same as any other octoberfest beers
heemer77 (5078) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 9, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The coloring is a nice reddish gold wth a medium sized white head. Caramel and some sweet grassy aroma. The taste is earthy with caramel and some butterscotch. A nice dry hay like finish. A decent O’fest, but not great.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 8, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark gold with no head. Lightnose with some malt and yeast. Light mouthfeel with dry finish. Flavors of carmel, light roasted malt, and faint hops. Not bad though I’ll pass.
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal clear amber color with a thin white head, with some lacing. Nice malt and yeast balancing in the nose, toasted bread malt aroma, and the yeast smells somewhat spicey. Clean flavor dominated by malt, finishs dry with a little grainy astringency. Overall a very good Oktoberfest style.
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I love the fall, the weather, the football and Oktoberfest beer.
This offering is nothing special, pours amber, head disappers quickly. There is a hint of caramel and kind of sweet with a slight hop finish.
Could have been better, but not offensive.
Silphium (3156) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber body, persistent pillowy light cream head. Earthy, biscuity, toasted grain aroma. The body is watered-down but maintains traditional Oktoberfest flavors of grain, biscuit, toast, and a touch of caramel. No off-flavors. Light bitterness. The thin body keeps this from being offensive as many beers of this style border on.
Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sweet soap taste. Not much aroma. Nothing much Marzen-like about this. A poor imitation of the style.