Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the JDW in Twickenham. Pale yellow, slight head. Sweet malty, apparent alcohol, slightly syrupy.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow colored, white head. Surprisingly light colored for märzen. Sweet and fusel aroma with notes of alcohol, not disturbingly though. Medium bodied. Sweet start in flavor, some grass, fusel and fruit come up too. Notes of hops in the end. Little disappointment for Paulaner, too thin and mild in many cases.
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear spritzy appearence. Malty aroma with malt on the palate and some spice but I found this slighlty Uninspiring.
DanielBrown (3601) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from JDW, Paradise Forum, Birmingham. Lager coloured, no head. Baked bean aroma - a common feature of Marzen beers (I have observed). Strongish, crispy flavour, not too much different than a good Deutsch Pils, but slightly more insistent, with a tinge of thickness in the finish. Niceish - haven’t really made up my mind.
leaparsons (7713) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden with a white head of foam. Aromas are sweet grain, butter, light pepper and yeast. Flavours are sweet malts, grain, corn and some pear. Vapour dry ans spicy on the finish. OK.
Baroque1977 (25) - Southeastern, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2006 As good as Ayinger, and Hacker-Pschorr. Much better than Spaten. Clean, crisp flavor with a nice roasted malt flavor with just the right amount of bitterness to finish.
Loddeer (171) - USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty good flavor that laces smoothly against your tongue, goes down nicely with an appropriate finish. Representative of German beer. Just a well balanced beer overall.
rajendra82 (932) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale golden pour with an orange tint seemed a bit light for a fest bier. The body was topped by a short lived off-white head that left some decent lacing as it departed. The aroma was richly malty with earthy, bready notes wafting through. The taste was as advertised, with bready, caramel malt, and sweet esters giving just a hint of bananas. The aftertaste was grainy with a touch of herbal hops. A bit closer to a macro offering than I prefer, but a very appropriate session drink for the season.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap (and came with a free 1L mug, hell yeah) Clear copper color. Not poured with a head that you should find on an oktoberfest. I blame the bar for that. Aroma is lightly sweet and of caramel. Malty sweet flavors. Crisp medium body with a spicy finish.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This was not the best Oktoberfest I’ve had. Better than some, not as good as others (but definitely better than Anheuser World Select, but really, what isn’t?)