beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chipper tasting. Slightly sweet. Flower-harvesty tasting. Nice rich orange color. I enjoyed this as a well balanced Oktoberfest beer. Compliments the season well.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good color, smelled good too. Strong flavor that lasted. This is second only to fezziwig from Sam.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft (nellos). Pour a beautiful dark brown/orange, with a bubbley white head, no lacing to be seen. Aroma nutty sweetness, with honey overtones, fruity earthyness, and pissy malts. Body was thin and very carbinated. Flavors of nutty earthyness, like toasted almonds, sweetness, and an ever so small backbone of hops. Good.
IndianaRed (3420) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at Kahootz
Clear dark amber with a very nice long lasting white head and excellent lacing. Malty and slightly sweet aroma, like honey.Flavors were of honey, wet cardboard, malts and not much hops. Feel was very nice smooth and fairly heavy with a slight hops bite at the end. A tasty seasonal.
dwyerpg (5220) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer looks much better than it tastes. Initial flavor is slightly tart, but offensive. Doesn’t improve much at the end either. One of the few sam adams i’m not a fan of.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
orange/amber in color, thin white diminishing head. faint caramel but mostly grassy nose. light mouthfeel weak hop taste and finish. mild carbonation.
jew02 (16) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really liked this beer. Has a bold flavor that is very apparent even after other beers and well into the night.
badgerben (4762) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish color with a medium sized head. Semi-malty aroma. Good malty taste with maybe a touch of nuts. Kind of dry. A nice suprise from Sammy.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber color. Smells similar to Sam Adams Lager but a little maltier. The flavor was very malty but also more hop flavor than most octoberfests, also a thicker palate than expected. A little heavy to drink all day but great to enjoy one or two.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly Dark Red Coloring. Small Sandy Head. Aroma is Sweet...Apple.. Very Creamy Brew...Earthy Flavor, Malty...Little Dry...Some Spice...Mildly Sweet. A Decent Oktoberfest...Very Unobtrusive...Easy to Drink. And While Not Packed With Flavor...Still Very Enjoyable.