argo0 (13233) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft) Rich red copper body, clear with minimal head. Minimal caramel aroma. Flavor is sweet caramel, with a slight bitterness that becomes more noticeable at the end. Medium bodied.
Dogbrick (11492) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the Winking Lizard Tavern in Columbus, OH. This beer is an orange-red color with a medium light beige head. Aroma is very sweet malt and caramel. More rich that I was expecting, with an almost syrupy texture. The flavor leans to the sweet side as well, with lots of malt and caramel. Luckily there is enough hops in the finish to keep it from going overboard, but I think it would be a lot better with more hops in the flavor to counterbalance the sweet side.
Aurelius (5070) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Starchy. Dry. Good appearance, and refreshing ice cold. Edgy hop presence. Nice bronze coloring. It’s 106° here in Phoenix, and this hit the spot. That said, it’s not a spectacular beer.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium amber with a small head. Malty aroma wtih hints of toffee. Malt and caramel flavor finished kinda weak.
badgerben (4864) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color with a medium head. Odd aroma of malt and hops, not your usual blend. Fairly dry taste from the hops. They are not as present as the hops in a Pale, but they are enough to say "Hi, how ya doin?" I really don’t want this kind of presence in my Oktoberfest.
DYCSoccer17 (3629) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 9, 2004
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I am guessing this is the same "Oktoberfest" I had. Very roasty aroma . Quite sweet with brown sugar and caramel malts in the nose. Smells good. Transparent orange copper honey color with an off-white head. Malty, buttery, and somehwhat roasty start. Middle is way too thin. Finish is too hopped for the style. Cascade, piney hops to finish. Way off.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sad to say, only had 2 bottles to sample, caramel, hops, malts all well balanced, quite mellow in fact, but still nice and satisfying.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper Coloring. With Good Off-White Head. It Has a Good Balanced Aroma...but the Taste is More Hops. Sweet. Watery Overall.. If it Had More Malt Presence, it May be a Decent Brew.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with an amber body topped by a thin off-white head with some lacing. Slighlty sweet malty aroma with a touch of graininess and some hoppiness. Well balanced flavor leaning towards hoppy with a slight bitterness. Light to medium bodied and smooth.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2003 Re-Rate - 2003 - This had such a wonderfull malt kick - medium sweet - bith a great chunk of chocolate at the finish, a nice amount of hop for balance - I would call it a lighter version of St.Rogue Red. (Winking Lizard Draft - 10/10/2003) -2002 - smelled like pie (apple/caramel). First few sips were o.k., but then got way tooooo syrupy - caramel, sweet malts, very lightly hopped. one of the lesser fest beers.