estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pretty amber body, medium head receding quickly, sweet malty nose, good lacing. This one doesn’t work for me: the flavors are too thin and it has an unpleasant underlying bitterness that just doesn’t fit.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great amber color with nice carbonation and excellent head. Great malty smooth aroma with some tettnanger? Great smooth and full mouthfeel. Lots of flavors - mostly malts- caravienne, caramunich especially and crystal too. Lots of malty sweet flavor balanced by hops, that make it one of the better octoberfests I’ve had.
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I liked this beer. Malty with enough hops to make it interesting. Full of flavor with out being overpowering. Rich amber color with a white head. Malty / carmel flaovr with the right amount of citrus hop flavor. One to put on the repurchase list.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this on tap with good German food. Deep red color, aroma was present but not overpowering. Overall malty with some spicyness and fruit flavor present. Not bitter at all, easy to drink.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Clean reddish brown color, body is a tad thin and the ringlet of a head is tan. A very nice balance between hop bitterness and malt sweetness creates a rather clean finish. Always a nice late summer, early fall choice.
Panzuriel (1308) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2002
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Little aroma to mention. Copper colored liquid that is thin in texture. Weak flavor overshadowed by a strong and disconcerting metallic tang.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gave this the same score as Spaten Oktoberfest, but for slightly different reasons. Not quite as much head, and less aroma, but pretty color, and i little more hop bite at the end, which i liked. No reason not to have both.
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good herbal hops married to sturdy caramel malt…A nice, but uneventful couple…
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lowly carbonation level robs this otherwise nice looking brew of the aromas it deserves. A good maltiness but I feel a bit more hop is deserved. Still, a good martzen.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer. Nice and malty. Good caramel flavor. A favorite of mine.