TheBeerGod (5989) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2005 Surprisingly not bad, considering my distaste for Pete’s products. Dark brown in color and translucent. Not overly hoppy, which is a very good thing. Little bit of spice and bite to it. Somewhat bitter too with a slight wheat taste to it. If you like Pete’s, you should love this.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2003 Amber color, with a thin off-white head. Caramel plastic smell, ends a bit sweet. Fairly disappointing, as is most beers from this brewery.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad octoberfest. Nothing to unbutton your pants over, but it’s surprising for Pete’s. I don’t really care for their beers, although they’re not bad. Just nothing special. This one’s pleasantly malty, full bodied, and very drinkable.
Nate (4171) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pretty weak aroma with some malt, and a little metal. Low hop aroma. Small off-white head, nice caramel amber color. Medium-high carb and medium watery body. Bit sour/tangy hops, not too sweet which belies the aroma. Tastes like maltier version of Wicked Ale. Clean finish. Not really that good for the style.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
easyin sippin and tasty octoberfest but not outsatnding, i’ll drink em
lovibond (115) - New York, USA - NOV 18, 2002
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
The color and mouthfullness are right. The chocolate notes, fruity esters, and utter lack of delicateness seem to say they’re more interested in cashing in on the name than they are in brewing a true Oktoberfestbier.
kyzr (1358) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 16, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice amber color with light head. I found a hint of banana/vanilla, which was weird. Odd finish with an off hops presence.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, amber/copper. Thin head and lace. Aroma of rich malts and spicy hallertau’s. Smooth, nice carb bite, medium bodied, malt is heavenly luscious with hints chocolate, hop presence could be better but a very respectable version.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
another good one for pete hopefully they dont get so big that they forget how to make beer like other micro’s gone big time
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice color and aroma, very nice, but nothing to go gaga over.