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 (764) - 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 (4522) - 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 (1500) - 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.