sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2006 (Bottled) Clear, pale golden color with a smallish, white head. Sweet, lightly acidic and grassy, toffee-grainy-malty, honeyish aroma. Smooth, quite malty, sweetish flavor with honey hints, some acidity, but very low bitterness. Sweetish, medium-bodied palate with soft carbonation. Very easily drinkable, which - I guess - is a plus for an Oktoberfest beer. Alcohol is reasonably well hidden. Not very interesting, but smooth, easy and malty brew.
(Draught@Kaisla, Helsinki, was 5-2-5-3-10=2.5) Slightly hazy, pale golden color with a small head. Honey-sweetish acidic and slightly corny aroma. Sweet, corny-malty flavor with some acidity. Pretty light-bodied, slightly alcoholic, not very carbonated palate. A quite lightweight and plain, sweet märzen. Somewhat like Löwenbräu Original, only sweeter and with more alcohol.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very clear golden with a small fluffy white head. Sweet malty aroma, with some skunky hops. Quite full in body and wonderfully balanced, loads of nutty biscuity malt, and small flowery hoppy flavour. Very clean finish and low bitterness, great beer
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
[bottle from peckhams] amber coloured with a moderate head. malty with some breadish notes, some herbal notes there as well. well bodied, bitter finish.
joergen (25813) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear yellow coloured with a white head.
Aroma of malts and hops with fruity and yeasty notes.
Flavour of malts and hops. Hoppy finish.
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Crystal clear gold with a big solid white head. Lots of sweet, buttery malts upfront, a little sulphur, and some elusive golden floral notes. Very slight phenolic notes later on. Buttery and nutty malts with a soft lemony aftertaste (and a bit of dust). A little astringent but quenching nonetheless.
pivnizub (10091) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Clear golden colour with a thin frothy head; some malts, but also fruitiness (citrus, honey) in the nose; malty-sweetish taste, some light bitterness in the finish; fizzy; O.K., quaffable, not demanding.
alkaloid (17) - USA - AUG 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light colored beer with a decent head that sticks around for a little while. Very fizzy in the mouth, but yields a nice light taste. Definitely will drink again.
MoritzF (9355) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) Clear golden colour with a medium frothy white head. Malty aroma with cake dough. Medium sweet flavour, light to medium body, spritzy carbonation. Malty taste with a dense fruitiness and a light bitter and quite watery finish.
MiP (15247) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bready, semi-malty aroma. Clear golden colour. The head is small, white and semi-stable. Flavour is slightly malty, at least balanced towards the malt, but nothing special. Slightly creamy mouthfeel.
jerohen (2167) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, 0.5 liter. This one’s from memory. Amber coloured, dying head. Initially sweet flavour, malts are dominant. Some bitterness in the end. Didn’t think it was that special, but thanks to my mom for always bringing back beers from holiday that i haven’t had before!