omhper (20345) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Reddish amber. The crystal malt flavour is dominating the beer. Chewy mouthfeel. Pleasant, but one-dimensional. I've never really accepted octoberfest beers made with crystal malt, but this one is pretty good.
Travlr (14209) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. A decent enough fest beer, nice bitter pepper aroma, plain lager like taste.
bhensonb (11807) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from allendodd. Thanks for this one. Pours a very light amber with a large, frothy off-white head. Aroma is fresh fruit and caramel. Rather light in body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is caramel and some sort of light fruit. Finishes mildly fruity and lightly caramel. Not real flavorful, but nice to drink.
Tmoney99 (11371) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade with shigadeyo. Poured clear dark copper color with a large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. The beer goes well with a spicy food.
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
thanks Patr for sharing-12oz bottle-pours an offwhite head with amber color. Aroma is fruit, light/medium malt-caramel. Taste is fruit/spice hops, light/medium malt-caramel.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: April 05, 2008
Appearance: hazy copper, wispy off white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet bready malt aroma with a nice caramel sweetness and a light earthyness
Flavor: rich sweet malt flavor, lots of sourdough bread character, light balancing earthyness
Overall: light a big bite of fresh sourdough bready covered in honey butter
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Ratman197 (10462) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness and toasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toasted malt and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth malty finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10390) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12-oz bottle received via SS ’07, holdenn. Pours clear amber with a spare, fizzy, white head, mostly diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (grain, cereal, meal), light hops (grass), average yeast (sweat, earth) with notes of cooked corn. Light bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
daknole (9797) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange/amber pour. Not much head. Aroma is full of fruity and caramel malt with some sweet toasted malt as well. Flavor is a mix of caramel, fruit, and a itty bitty bit of hops. Unique beer. Pretty good.
adnielsen (9619) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2012 Gabf. A touch hazy, golden appearance with a white head. Grassy hoppy, toasty, pale malty lager. Pretty crisp, toasty, pale golden malty lager flavor. Update: 2012 version seemed duller and more like a macro lager to me, though it was drinkable.