duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sweetish and a little sticky, lightly grassy and bready. Dry finish. Pretty drinkable and a bit better than normal Lowenbrau, a little sticky maybe.
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Going into this I didn’t expect much so it comes as no surprise that nothing very interesting is going on here. Bright pale gold colour. Bready malt aroma with cardboard undertones. The flavour is sweet, but, at the same time, has a sharp bitterness. The balance is not great. Rather acidic finish completes this unfortunate experience.
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bought in the Bottle from The Alex in Derby.
Straight from the Fridge.
Looked good, smelt good but a Strong alcohol taste. Kind of like a weak Duvel. Not really for me, but a passable Lager.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I usually love the Oktoberfests and this when was from its birthplace, but this was not for me. It lacked that sweet edge that gives Oktoberfests their greatness. Its an ok beer, but not a great Oktober.
biermensch (64) - USA - OCT 16, 2004
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
This was a tough brew to finish. Had an odd, off taste that was repulsive. At least it looked good. The worst Marzen that I’ve tried.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild lemon-fresh cereal malt aroma. Clear, golden coloured with large white fine bubbled head that recedes to cover. Mild spicy hops cavort with cereal malts in the flavour. Medium-light body. Refreshing but somewhat watery. Bottle.
egajdzis (5365) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale gold color with a small white head, with very light, spotty lacing. Grainy, lemon, and light corn in the aroma. Malty and buttery, a touch of dough. Carbonation is too much in this one, and knocks in down from at least being refreshing.
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours medium golden in color. Aroma is kind of skunky and grainy. Flavor is quite malty. Also has a bit of spiciness in the finish. Not great but good.
pineypower (2523) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale yellowish color with a thick, carbonated head. Rather light for an Oktoberfest, but had the typical malty presence. By far not the best Oktoberfest I’ve had.
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Pale golden, thick white head. Immediate, yeasty, slightly dusty aroma. Some diacetyl in here. Malty with a fairly light mouthfeel. Low bitterness.