ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
red color, white head, a pretty good marzen, that is refreshing and very easy drinking. sort of sweet tasting yet refreshing. i could drink alot of this, and would probably enjoy doing so. a good offering by this brew co- thanks bill!
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Daker amber with a light creamy head and light lacing. Roasted malts and carmel aromas with small hops. More of the roast in the flavor with traces of caramel and sweet malts. Hops aren’t well defined. A mellow palate with a tangy finish of hints of spice.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper bronze color, pellucid, sticky head, some lacing. The aroma has some dusty malts, not well defined, chaotic. The flavor is moderately sweet with some good malts. Very 1-dimensionaly though to me. Just some caramel malt sweetness is all I get. Finishes sweet, some malt. eh. Thanks Falconseye!
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting color, brownish-orange. Lots of malt flavor and some bitterness. I would drink this again.
jde123 (736) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2013 Not a very good Oktoberfest, I am extremely dissapointed with this one, but what else should I expect from a beer with a twist off cap? Has absolutely no flavor compared to other better oktoberfests. Pale ochre color doesn’t inspire greatness either.
Re-rate, 2013: even worse than I remember. Even more so that I am now on the east coast, and a six pack costs $10. Oh, the days in the midwest when it was less than $1 per bottle.
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - MAR 22, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light orange coor with a quickly dissipating white head. sweet malty aroma and carmel. taste is a bit of a let down after a decent aroma...malty flavor but not very complex, ok hoppiness at the end...drinkable but nothing that stands out.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
lighter in colour that I expected, no head with no lacing on the glass. Malts and some hops in the nose, the taste in dominated by malts. Fairly one directional and unimpressive.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Standard lager aroma. Light orange and clear. Small, thin head. Medium bodied lager flavor with some bread and bitter hops in the finish.
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - OCT 29, 2003
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not great, but not too bad. Slightly on the light side, as is most of Leinenkugels brews; but drinkable. Slight maltiness but no real detectable hops presence. I'll try other Octoberfest brews before I decide if I like them all that much.
This isn't bad, but I won't go out of my way to get any either.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 Very watery malt, hardly any hop character. What malt was there had a simple sugary taste. Not recommended.