brownaler (415) - 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 (1537) - 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 (760) - 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.
DYCSoccer17 (3513) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Sweet brown sugar malts giving way to caramel malts. Mildly hazy orange copper color with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Caramel chewy malts to start. Slightly sweet in the middle finishing with some mild hops.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flavorful nutty aroma, consistent head, first Sam Adams in a long time. Need to re-explore this brewery.
davidCC (130) - New York, USA - OCT 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Never a let down from the Boston Beer company. This one is a tasty treat and one of the better octoberfest beers out there this time of the year.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured amber with white head. Smells slightly fruity. Taste the same and goes down smooth. I liked this seasonal.
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured amber with a dense white head that lasted until the end. Aroma was biscuity, light but fresh. Flavor had lots of malt, and nutty, a tad sweet but with a clean finish. Seemed a little thin, but overall a good effort.