mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I kind of like this beer when I can get it in fresh condition. Pretty well balanced flavor and not overly bitter. Nice with a good schnitzel.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2005 Golden colour. Very firm head.
Sweet malty aroma with notes of herbs, wet forest, fruits, roasted malts and some chocolate.
Malty flavor with notes of cream. Decent dry bitterness
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at O.C. Malty
A very average, decent Oktoberfest beer....worth drinking again.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Bright yellow with a shiny white head. Sweet aggressive flavour. Sticky sweet flowery flavours that aren’t that appealing. Bitterness as soapy/sudsy and a you feel like you’re drinking sweetened bubble-bath.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - MAY 10, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a lighter hue and has a sweeter punch than I would have wished. This may sound bad but it tasted a little too watery. Slight caramel notes. Not very high on my list and pretty average through and through. Pretty indicative of the Marzen style. This bottle is past its prime (I hope for Paulaner's sake).
fly (1427) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - APR 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like Oktoberfest beers, and this is a decent one. Just don't have any other thought provoking commentary to provide. Nice to drink, how's that?
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A whole lots of hops going on. Poured golden w. a white head that laces. Smell the hops from across the room. Malty with a long bitterness. The hops in the aroma and flavor are the what does it for me here, although without the malt it'd be wasted.
jde123 (766) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite oktoberfests around. expertly crafted aroma and flavor heavy on hops with just a hint of malt. Overall a thouroughly enjoyable beer. One that I find myself going back to when the season arives.
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark golden, nice head.
sweet hops, lightly malty and biscuity.
medium/heavy body with light refreshing drying hops.
great refreshing beer carries it's 6% well with nice body and all the right aromas and flavours.
cornhusker01 (76) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Paulaner's Oktoberfest had a nice head and citrus qualities to it. There was also a grain and yeast taste to it. Another superb beer from Paulaner.