Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hmmm. Certainly doesn’t taste like 6% abv, to its credit, but on the whole this was very unimpressive. The aroma is highly subdued, even in terms of the malts one would expect. The flavor is not "clean"--the word that came to mind was "murky". Some caramel and some bitterness, but otherwise a mish-mash of vegetal, bread, toast, and caramel flavors, with a moderate palate not unlike some very mediocre beers. Good head on a standard amber/brown body.
IndianaRed (2160) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Pours a medium dark copper color, with a prety good off white head. This settles quite quickly to a maintained white ring which produces fair lacing. Aromas are kind of bland, only a woody toasted malt rising up to tickle the ole’ factory. Smells a bit sweet too I suppose. Flavors are mainly earthy and woody. Actuually makes me think of piles of orange and brown maple leaves. Feel is fairly lively and a bit thin. Otherwise plain simple and straight forward. Finish is woddy and no real hop bitters. Thanks again to Kaggie97
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, straw, and musty leaves. Flavor has ice tea qualities.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish copper color with very little head. Malty nose with the same taste and added caramel. Sweet too. Not bad.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured brownish amber with thin off white head...smelled malty with definate caramel and citrus...tasted overly sweet and just a little syrupy like caramel...maybe a little apricot...finish is cloying...
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
much props to zinister for this hook up,
this beer has a nice lght brown/orange color, smooth palate, finish .not as malty as other O’fest beers , there is some sweetness here mabey too much downed this fast. like it
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - SEP 8, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
reddish copper color with a thin head. bready malty aromas. flavors of caromel, cookies, malt then somewhat sweet. light on the hops. not all that memorable or impressive.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2005 Bottle. tastes more like a brown ale to me. Light malt, dry, very simple. Light nut and spice. Husky.
Kevin (2028) - Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
vottle. brown almost amber color with a minimal head. taste is similar to a brown ale chocolate overtones with a slightly sweet bitterness. not what i expected from this beer
carboloader (648) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours transparent caramel color with reddish hue. Tall foamy head, last a while. (I poured it fast). Barely any carbonation. Aroma is citrusy and sweet. Flavor is surprisngly flat, malty, and sweet. Definitely caught me off-guard with the sweetness. More like an amber ale to me. Not my favorite oktoberfest, but has a nice alcohol kick accompanying it (6% abv according to the website, which confirms what I’m feeling).