mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear copper, small head. sweet and malty with a bit of earthy bitterness, but it's not really enough to balance to sweetness. just okay
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - SEP 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Brownish orange, decent lacing head. Malty fruity nose and flavor, a bit nutty with a slightly sour finish. Kind of thin, not interesting enough to have another.
TChrome (1418) - Bedford, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2003
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is promising, nice elements of mast and roasted nuts, no hops. Pours light copper with orange tinge. Nice head that is fully retained about a 1/4 inch thick. So far so good. Can't say the flavor fullfills the promise of the aroma. The depth of flavor just isn't there. Kinda taste flat. Thankfully, I only bought one 12 oz. bottle.
fishonmyplane (446) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Weak aroma. Good dark copper color, but not much of a head. The flavor has a nice sweet maltiness, but I prefer more hops to balance the beer. Ahh well, I guess that's just the style. It's pretty good.
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange/reddish color, ok head. Aroma is caramel, sweet. Nice, sweet flavor. Not much bitterness in the finish.
rlgk (10850) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brownish/darkorange color, with an ok but quite quickly disappearing head. Aroma is malty and fruity, with clear notes of raisins. Flavor is rather mild, has some cocoa in it and turns into some bitterness
Kinz (3299) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Brown, muted head, not much aroma, probably injured by the near frozen glass that was used. I was so happy to see a tv after the Isabel outages that I didn't bother fighting the bartender over the glass, my fault. The flavor was a bit caramel, with a distinct note of orange pekoe tea. Not my favorite tea, and not my favorite flavor in beer. Not a bad beer by any means, but an exceptionally unexciting brew.
dingo (37) - USA - SEP 25, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I LOVE the color of this beer. It's a dark reddish brown, with a nice thick head on the pour. The taste isn't great, but it's good. Smells nutty but has a faint sweet aftertaste.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A faint aroma of malts, maybe a touch of caramel. Taste is fleeting, not much resemblance to a true german oktoberfest. I think the commercial description said it best...fairly malty, fairly fruity and low to medium taste.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep orange-copper with moderate carbonation. Aroma of fresh roasted malts and nuts. A richly flavored lager, mildly hopped, and surprisingly devoid of the Sam Adams signature cardboard flavor. One of the better offerings from this macrobrewery, but still far short of exceptional.