AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color. Slightly bitter. Hoppy- bitter finish.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bronze hued brew with medium head and fine, web-like lace...Aroma light but with malt, hops and yeast all in evidence...Flavor features a firm sweet malt bottom with a light spicy hop top-end...Carbonation is kept suitably light...This is well-balanced and smooth, with medium body appropriate for style. This is a bit mellower than some (such as the spicier Spaten) but is still flavorful and a very enjoyable reminder of the autumn season.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The color is a deep amber gold. the body is topped with a thick head that leaves behind a good amount of lace. the aroma is slightly sweet and yeasty, and is well balanced. the flavor is slightly bitter and malty with a well balnced hoppy finish.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a nice amber color and a sweet smell. Taste is fairly standard of the German Oktoberfests with malt and a slightly bitter finish. Overall, not a bad beer that I would get again.
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - OCT 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is most like octoberfests should be, but still a little lacking. Nice amber color, noble hop aroma. Has right mouthfeel for octoberfest. Thickish, but not cloying, with a nice touch of dark sweet malt in the finish.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2003 Tap:Clear oarnge with a slight ring of head.Probably has to do with the huge goblet I was served this in.Huge aromas.Hay,German malts,and honey are all present.Palate is thick and round.Flavors are similar to aroma.Tastes better to me than the bottle I had.More defined sweetness,and earthy flavors.Finish is lightly hoppy and semi sweet.All in all very smooth and highly drinkable.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s fine and is rather representative of the Marzen style, but it lacks something that could push it into greatness. Strong bitter malt presence here. Not sweet.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2006 Amber colored, beautful head and lace. Deep nose of caramel like makt, hops are evident...noble and hallertau’s? Almost creamy, medium bodied, toasted caramel flavor, nice hop spiciness, alcohol pokes through a bit which adds character IMO.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium amber color. Balanced fruity,malt,hop flavour.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brownish color with good head and lace. Very strong malt smell that fought right through my allergies. Good caramel flavor. A little thinner than I’d like though.