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 (3111) - 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 (293) - 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.
DrunkDad (12) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Didn’t tast much like a traditional Marzen-style Oktoberfest at all. Disappointing as an Oktoberfest and mediocre as a beer in general.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Autumn Gold Coloring. No Head...Small White Ring. Possibly Some Grain in the Aroma...Not Pleasant... On the Tongue...Pretty Watery and Bland Overall...Some Grains and Possibly some Wheat.... Leinie’s...Please Try Again...You Guys Are Better Then This!!!
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2004
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Amber with an off-white head. Very weak on the aroma and the flavor. Some notes of caramel malt and some touches of hops but so watered down as to be almost nondescript.
DrnkMcDermott (2717) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. A good try at a Wisconsin Okto that is hamstring by megabrew constraints. Decently golden brown color and foamy head. A nice amber malt character, but nothing that says it’s anything but a lager with a few darker grains thrown in. No real faults as a beer, but Oktos are too easy a style to go bland in.
Braudog (5356) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2004
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured a light amber or orange color with barely any head. It has a really sweet aroma, and indeed the flavor is sweet and grassy, no caramel that I’d expect for the name ... disappointing.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2004
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Bright amber color with a small, nearly vanishing white head. Not much aroma at all, just a slightly sulphury light lager smell. Thin body with plenty of carbonation. Maybe things have changed this year, because I’m not picking up on the sweetness vibe . Actually, kind of of puckering astringency with a dry, almost metallic finish. Kind of reminds me of their Amber Light, which isn’t a bad beer, but not exactly what I was looking for here. Almost think this is misbottled. As a beer, easy drinkin’ refreshment. As an Oktoberfest, a big miss.