rkn65 (106) - st. clair shores, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on tap. Nice frothy head with good malt nose. Slight sweet aste with choclate hiding somewhere. Paired well with prime-rib.
RONCOD (230) - Uledi, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2009 Amber color with a thin white head. It had a sweet malty, caramel flavor. One of my favorites from Sam Adams.
kane (111) - USA - OCT 22, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I always like it when I see Oktober’s on the shelves as it is my favorite time of year. This is a decent beer, having a sweet malty character to it, that it typical of the style.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 21, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very clear amber brown with no head. Strange nose of roasted nuts. Med weight with lingering finish. Flavors of light roasted malt, some nuttiness and a possibly butter. Maybe tainted but even then not very impressive.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not impressed. Surprisingly dark, Copper red color. Sharp taste and aroma. Not the normal malty sweetness of the style. Could not even finish it.
brownaler (443) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this at a bar that had a 10 cent wing special. It was problably the best thing they had there other than Bass.
jefcon (1565) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sharp aroma gives the first impression of this beer. An undue amount of hops and a syrupy smell both offset the fact that this Octoberfest looks good in the glass. There is a similar variety of flavors, but the malt and hops never acheive a balance, or the complexity, that are characteristic of a good beer in this style. A healthy palate.
PhatB420 (792) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Distinction is among the factors that keeps me coming back to this falvorful beer. wonderfully crafted taste, beautiful amber color, great going down.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color, big off white head. Very malty, lots of caramel and a bit of brown sugar. Fairly sweet, light bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied, smooth, rounded mouthfeel. Pretty good.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright shiny attractive label. Pours transparent amber with a tall tan head, slowly dissipates. Aroma is fruity -- apples and caramel, just like Halloween. Flavor is same but is a little thin and watery. Alcohol seems evident in the flavor, but it’s not overpowering given the malts. A decent Oktoberfest from a mass market brewer.