skortila (4176) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2003
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
(dutch ratebeer meeting) Skunky, buttery smell. Pale golden coloured with no head. Hoppy, wheaty, a bit soury and watery taste. Thin palate. Bleh.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this in from th one gallon keg. Has a golden color and a malt smell. Taste is malty and has a light bitter finish. Overall not the best Oktoberfest, but a pretty good beer.
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2004 (Canned) Pale golden color with smallish head. Slightly sweet and buttery aroma with hints of lemon and alcohol. Malty and fruity, sweetish flavor with some witbier-spiciness. Syrupy-sugary finish with an alcoholic tang. Medium-bodied, quite carbonated palate with a slight alcohol burn. A kind of mixture of Russian and Czech lagers of the same gravity. Not bad - not unforgettable. Probably goes down well @ Oktoberfest :)
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I already predicted an angry onslaught of deadly bratwurst for my poor rating of the HB Oktoberfest, and the same goes for this. I really was not at all impressed with this beer. 101% unpleasant, unusually sharp grain flavor. This was even thinner than the HB. I know these beers are crafted with prolonged drinking in mind, but I think the Paulaner is a hundred times more drinkable.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a pretty good oktoberfest. Poured a golden yellow with a nice white head. Very smooth and malty and just the thing for the fall.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden coloured with nice white head. Very malty and bready. Some mild hoppiness.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not as malt as I would expect in this style. Still, malt is evident. Fairly thin feel to it. A slightly bitter finish.
nigos (623) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty slightly yeasty nose. Golden hue with decent white head and an evident high carbonation. Malty with a bitter hopped finish. Quite thin but an acceptably good beer.
NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight bitterness, lots of malty sweetness. not bad but too sweet for me to have more than one.
ogivlado (5287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled(500ml). -golden coloured with nice white head, clean maly aroma, malty finish, highly drinkable beer