Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color, tan head. Sweet malty taste rapidly changes to a bitter long finish.
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is another Paulaner brew that pleasantly surprised me. Amber colored, but with no head retention. This beer was quite maltier than expected in aroma and flavor--almost approaching doppelbock character. The maltiness is certainly rich, but also well balanced. Easy on the palate, this is an exceptional oktoberfest selection.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer’s color is the very definition of amber. Nose is of lightly roasted malts and some light hop aroma. Hops hit the palate first with this beer then a bit of sweetness to finish. Mouthfeel is pretty thin despite it’s rather malty nose. It’s an O.K. Oktoberfest beer, which is not my favorite style to begin with.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - SEP 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber gold color, sweet malty aroma. very clean malt body with caramel and toffee notes. a perfumy bitter hop finish balances outthe overall sweetness. a good beer that lacks the extra edge that could make it a great beer.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yummmmm, thick and caramelly malts - full flavored and thick mouthfeel. Some slight hop at the end. I would love to be at a real Octoberfest, drinking this from morning til night.
Bierlieber (49) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great color, good malt aroma and flavor. But, like Hacker-Pschorr, seasonal brews availble year round are sub-par.
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 (5076) - 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.