SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pretty good malt and flowery hop aroma. copper color. malty flavor with hints of banana and a slight hop finish. smooth and mild palate. nothing robust but good.
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was ok, but I just can’t get the taste for this style of beer. It tasted pretty much like any other Octoberfest I’ve had. Ok, but not great. It had a great apperance, but thats all I can say for this beer.
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep copper orange. Aroma of freshly toasted bread. Nice sweet roasty flavor. Hops are slightly noticeable to round out a nice brew. Get it when it comes to the stores so you can have a nice fresh sample.
ZOSOMAN12020 (28) - Malta, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
New ’05 batch; bottled 7/30/05,per date code. Extremely fresh taste-one of the freshest bottled beers I’ve tasted. Flavor very consistent year-to-year, malty, smooth, very drinkable. This is the earliest I’ve ever seen this in the stores; Heck it’s still Summer....but it’s good
CamdenD (1181) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a giant fan of this one -- just not a huge marzen fan I suppose, but this one had a lot of malty gooiness and not a lot else. Emph.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
this might be my favorite sam adams beer. it has such a good flavor and smooth drinkablity. a good holiday beer.
JazzyJonas (11) - USA - JUN 5, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 All of the flavors are balanced and subtle. The aroma reminds me of freshly baked white bread and caramel being melted from another room. Hops are clean and young tasting and less bitter than other S A beers. I have a few friends who like this but don’t like the Boston lager. One of my absolute favorite beers. Look for it in late September. If you see me this Fall, I’ll have one in hand!
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2007 Pours dark copper/orange, aroma of malt, spices, alcohol, and citrus. The flavor was malty, smooth, sweet, and a good body. My favorite octoberfest i ever tasted, definitely a nice finish, a beer i enjoy drinking. Is much better on tap than bottle, tap 4.0/ bottle 3.5 funny how it can make such a difference. My favorite quality about this Oktoberfest is the full malty body it has.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is a bright amber/brown. Thin white head that quickly dissipates. No lace. Lots of carbonation.
Not much to the smell. Heavy sweet malt aroma with hints of caramel.
Tastes of malt and caramel like the smell. Bitter aftertaste. A bit weak tasting. Medium-bodied.
This is a solid brew and quite drinkable but there is nothing special or distinctive from this beer. There are alot better Oktoberfests out there, unfortunately they don’t seem to be available around here.
Sirjohn03 (39) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark amber color, off white head, nicely carbonated, sweet and malty, slightly hoppy and finishes nicely