Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 1, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Apricot, and other dried fruit tastes, wheat, malt. Nice thin lasting head though, below average Oktoberfest, and kinda watery.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
another good outing from our boys over at the bbc. malt, caramel, and slight hop tastes that all go down smooth. i really enjoyed this 12 pack, but thought it was much better on tap. will continue to look foward to this octoberfest brew year after year.
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Auburn orange color and soapy head that only stays around momentarily. Im sitting back enjoying this beer thinking fall has begun and Sam Adams did a good job with this Octoberfest. Sweet with a nice thick malt presence and no overwhelming flavours that drown my tastebuds. Has a distinct spicy aftertaste but good all around for the season.
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 (3738) - 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 (5536) - 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.