JK (4433) - St. Louis Park, 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 (1747) - 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.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light amber color,small head that faded fast.Malty sweet aroma with a hint of corn,with a hint of caramel or toffee.The taste is sweet and malty,maybe a slight hint of caramel and faint hops little else.The after taste is sweet and malty with an even fainter hint of hops.This is a watery thin brew that is easy to drink but offers little in the area of flavor.Worth trying but little else beyond that.
igneous1 (1496) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 15, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear, light amber color, nice head with some lacing...aroma is yeasty and smells like the solution that goes on hair when someone is getting a permanent with just a hint of roastiness. flavor is bready, thin, with a little roastiness.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a red tint but has the same brown color as the lager. Smells like malt. A lot of carbonation. Not that much flavor for an Oktoberfest beer. A little bitterness but not much. Not a bad beer but I was hoping for a little more flavor.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2003 Orange/amber color with a minimal head but fairly good lacing and a toasty malt and spicy cookie aroma. It was light to medium bodied and seemed less sweet than most of the other Oktoberfests I've tried, with a fresh and delicious malty and breadlike flavor, almost dryish in the finish. Pretty good Ofest.
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice color, but not much head to this one. Nose is lightly malty, but not much else to it, really. Flavor doesn't really have much character either. A below average oktoberfest, in my opinion.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2004 I had this this weekend out of the bottle. I really was expecting more from this brewer for a Marzen, but did not get much of it. Overall, it is average in aroma, appearance, flavor, and palate. I will not buy it again.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2004 Just as good as Capital Fest. Marzens must just be my cup of tea. I don't know what years you other guys have had for Oktoberfest. 2003 is great. I'm going to stockpile this. I really really like it. Downgrading this one just a little bit. Fest however is still the best.