beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It seems like every year the batch is different, two years ago it was aweful, but last year and this year seem to be back to its usual.
Color is a clear amberish brown, with a white head that fizzed away pretty fast and left some lacy patches. Smell is faint roasted malt, a bit burnt caramel or caramel popcorn. Taste form this was good, very smooth with good rich, sweet malt thats mild and pleasing. Some drying hop presence in the finish but is not strong enough. Thus bringing it to the feel, a little empty and slightly watery, lighter/medium body, smooth, clear and clean with some dryness and sweetness mixing at the end.
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good Octoberfest...I've made better, good hops good malt, well brewed....not bitter enough, not eno[ugh kick, but decent price.
AtomBombOfLove (30) - Jackson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
It may be hard to believe, but this little number tops the Beck's Octoberfest. Who'd have thought something this good came from America?
haddon90 (1557) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUN 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice smooth Octoberfest beer. Nice red/brown color, good head. Very enjoyable.
ClarkVV (3969) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish brown and bubbly.
This has a sharp alcohol taste that is overshadowed(read: rescued) by a slight sweet roasty flavor I cant put my finger on. It is ok as far as oktoberfests go. Not very fresh, eh whatever.
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 4, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells and looks better than it tastes. Not a true Octoberfest in my book. There's much better out there gang, look around.
TrinityRoseFae (11) - san mateo, California, USA - APR 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on the sweet malty side, but enough hops to balance. Very smooth, but unfortunatly thin
gjamieson (80) - Canton, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not half-bad for a macro attempt at an old style. It works for the season, and it's very drinkable. Of course there's better out there, but you can find this in a pinch at the corner store when you want a brew out on a fall color tour.
Shag (2649) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color, very malty and some yeast flavor. Fruit taste lingering in the background. Some hops but not much to speak of. Overall decent and good for the fall season. But nothing I would rave about either.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - MAR 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 Very simular to the vienna style offering from sam adams in my opinion... slight yeastiness.. maybe just a little more malty. Wonderful appearance!