austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just terrific. A mild, malty Okto that doesn’t try to bowl you over with spice or hops. It’s a terrific session Marzen that can be consumed in quantity. New Glarus is an excellent brewery, and this is further proof.
JMerritt (1674) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange-brown in color with a healthy head. Aroma was thick and malty and hits you in the face like a hammer. Flavor is more bland that I expected. A decent beer, and a decent Oktoberfest, but not spectacular by any means.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
What an aroma. If we were rating soley on aroma this would be a top 25 beer. Sadly the flavor doesn’t live up to the promise of the aroma. The body is pretty thin and the flavor has some of the malt sweetness i love but fails to deliver completely. Not a bad oktoberfest but not stellar either.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sweet and smooth. Bright copper colored with a small head. A very drinkable and good Oktoberfest.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent Oktoberfest, somewhat bland in taste?no real punch to it. Oh well, when you live in the state of awesome beers, occasionally you get one that is just good.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good amber color, spicy malt aroma. Mmm...nice sweet malt, with just a little hop bitterness to balance it. Seems to get more bitter as it warms. Suprisingly dry. Very enjoyable beer.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber brown color. A little too much bubble gum flavor for my liking. Not as much head as advertised. Aroma was somewhat spicy. Pass on this one if you are looking for a good octoberfest.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color with a thick light tan head. Very malty aroma. Flavors that follow. This one has improved over the years, but still seems to lack the toasty flavors I enjoy in an oktoberfest.
legion242 (1999) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2001
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful orange/red; Head was THIN; very faint malt aroma.
Light on the tongue, Fluffy. Not tons of character. I really expected more from this brewery; Shame on you New Glarus.
muzzlehatch (4425) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 13, 2001
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The nose is the best part of this, big, malty, vinous and almost bock-like. Appearance is nice and orange, but with little head and seemingly thin. Flavor confirms this; some good maltiness typical of the style, but little complexity or spiciness, little hops and somewhat bland on the finish. Ok, but not up to the brewer’s high standards.