stef92 (127) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice deep color. Wonderful sweet, hoppy aroma. Very flavorful beer. Can't drink only 1.
omhper (18759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2003
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Reddish brown. Buttery caramel aroma. Roasty with clean crystal malt character. Not even remotely similar to an oktoberfest beer. After a promising nose it just dies.
Suttree (4867) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bronze, no head. Has a smoky, burnt chestnut aroma. Taste malty sweet with some smoke in the flavors and crisp, woodsy finish. Not bad, could be a bit overly sweet.
deprogram (114) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle Picked up a 12 at a local supermarket, poured one into a glass. Was promptly amazed by a beer with complexity and balance of taste, and an excellent red-golden hue. The nose is sugary, shades of honey fading into malt. There's a nice warm sweetness in the taste, with enough light, sharp bitterness to round it out and keep it from being boring. Rather good for such a mass-market brew.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber/ruby color. Almost no head, just some small bubbles floating around. Very sweet malty aroma with notes of black currant, burnt sugar and toffee. Malty and grassy flavour with notes of black berries and herbs. Medium hop-bitterness. A good example of the Märzen style beer.
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I cant lie. I'm a Sam Adams fan. The Octoberfest is tasty. Subtly hoppy, with a nice buttery, malty flavor.
ross (2034) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
good beer, and a good variation on the typical everythingtasteslikebostonalefromsamdams. from a bottle, going to drink the next one out of a glass. nice smell, great flavor.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice nose but not too overbearing, slight citrus flavor and malty and hoppy. Overall not bad, something I enjoyed and will probably get again
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Octoberfest beer in August? Anyways, very deep amber almost brown color, thick head, rich notes of chocolate and orange. Not bad at all.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice Marzen. Definite roasty taste. Smooth, satisfying, very good brew. Bought it on a whim. Glad I did.