djrevnoir (26) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful orange/amber color, thin head that doesn't last, but does exist. A little bitter, pleasantly thick palate. Better than any other lager that's equally easy to find - but still a lager.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange color with a somewhat thin head that is barely present. Sweet and malty overall with some spices (nutmeg, cinnamon)that add character. Finish was unpleasant-metallic and a bit acidic.
raymow (958) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice orangey/coppery color with a white head that doesn't last. A good Oktoberfest - you can taste the quality in it (as with all of the Sam Adam's brews).
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Best before 03/04-12oz bottle. Deep copper\amber colour. Poured with almost no head what was there was vey quickly dissipating. Slightly grassy/ hoppy nose. Light to medium body...Fairly bitter to start. Very earthy prescence descent hops-metallic finish. Not unpleasant overall.
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I look forward to Sam's Octoberfest every year. Just the right balance of sweetness, heartiness and color. Cheers!
chino242 (10) - USA - NOV 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The fall seasonal from Sam Adams. This beer makes me wish that fall came around more often. Nice color, smooth taste, not too bitter, not too sweet. Wish that there was a thicker head.
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap. Good head. Nice fall-inspired, amber coloring. Malty, hint of orange rind. Toffee. Sweet. Very hearty. Overall not a bad Oktoberfest beer.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange brown with firm white head.
Buttery aroma with toffee tones.
Unfortunately my taste notes seem to have disappeared but I will get back to you on the flavour part. As I recall it was vey velvety with tones of toffee, fruit and spices
BeerandBlues2 (10531) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not at all a bad beer. This is an attractive looking, amber colored beer. The aroma is pleasant with a slight maltiness and fruity notes. The initial flavor is moderately bitter and finishes lightly acidic and bitter.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A very boring and trite take on the Oktoberfest tradition. IMO Sam Adams sucks now, and I have not like their beers for quite sometime and this is no exception. Flavor is very light and thin, watered down and bland.