JtothaDizzo (1) - USA - SEP 8, 2004 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Overall outstanding beer. My fav! Look forward to fall just to have the october fest. Taste is great, texture great, aroma outstanding. A distant second would have to be the Sam summer ale.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Gold/orange color with a thin head. The first flavors to come out are musty and rich malts. Finish is sweet and malty. This beer can be summed up in one word: malty. Very drinkable.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think Märzens are just delightful creations. This is a very pleasant, smooth, agreeable Oktoberfest brew with a ’primarily malty’ feel / taste. It’s creamy and though with heft, light enough. It has been compared to an English ale, but I do think there is a considerable difference between English ale and a Märzen and my tendency is to opt for the Märzen. This is a good brew and though it won’t blow you away, it’ll relax ya.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - SEP 7, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Diacetyl funk goin’ on here. Wassup with that? Was clearly there in both pints I had. Mouthfeel thin but kind of coating. Slight nuttiness, but not enough caramel and what was there got muddled with the butter flavors. Not a terrible beer, but flawed and pretty blah.
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
golden orange with weak beige head. nose of dark chocolate and cooked green veggies. Chocolate on the front. Very thin mouthfeel watery lingering bitterness
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark amber with a beige head. Aroma was a bit off. Some caramel, some metal, some mineral. Just bnot pleasant. Not enjoyable in the mnouth, Flavor was somewhat putrid.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2005 Octoberfest pours a dense ruby/amber with a medium and diminishing white head. The nose is of alcohol and yeast and hops. The beer has that initial Sam Adams fruity/bitter, followed by a fizzy and distinctly malty midrange, and then a syrupy and light trailing bitterness reminescant of an English Ale. The mouthfeel is medium and a bit syrupy. The light bitterness sticks to your lips for a ligering aftertaste. Overall, it is very good.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Damn fine for a mass produced product; pours with a moderate, diminishing head leaving nice lacing; the aroma is mild and toasty; it has a smooth, caramelly, and subtle flavor and leaves with a dryish finish; pretty solid rendition of the style
Zeswaft (1422) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Super super malty with just a hint of hops makes this delectable. Full bodied. Can’t drink more than 2. Leaves you with an awkward aftertaste.
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004. Slightly burnt malt smells and flavors. Brownish red in color, medium head. Hints of hops, and creamy feel. Not a bad brew, very good actually.