GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Has a strong alcohol smell and taste. Very thin consistency. Tastes kinda laundry watery, or what I imagine laundry water would taste like. It messed up my pool game bad too.
madsberg (10618) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Has a clear amber colour. Decent head. The aroma is a little fruity with a note of caramel. Feels smooth while drinkink and has a little alcaholic aftertaste. Has notes of berries in the aftertaste as well. Not the best Sam A. i’ve had.
Simon (42) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one tastes like a watered down stout to me. Pretty good taste, but nothing extraordinary. Sweet and fruity with the slightest hop in the swallow. A good one to give to your yellow-macro buddies.
sethatuml (38) - USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth drinking. Almost a sour flavor to it. A little different taste in the 2002 batch than there was in the 2001 batch.
Nuffield (3801) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Distinctive sweetness with a late and light hint of bitterness. Some fruitiness too (late summer fruits, not coincidentally, perhaps). But ultimately more plain than I would have liked. (bottle)
Davhgbrew (947) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A drinkable octoberfest, but it seems that Sam Adams has produced this one for the masses. This one is definitely missing some things. Not nearly as good as its Boston competiton from Harpoon.
Holdwine (1119) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good attempt at an Octoberfest. I had it on draft and it went down easily enough. However, it is missing the overall body of some of the better Germans.A decent nose tells you what it is, but it remains a little this with some nice fruity flavors. A good beer.
grymy (105) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
great beer, definetly great for a few with freinds
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was the first Octoberfest beer that I ever had. I used to think it was the best beer ever. Well times have changed and, thanks to this site, I have expanded my knowledge of beer. It is still good, but it lacks the flavor of some of the German breweries. It is very smooth and has little to no bitterness to it. Overall it is a good beer that is would get again if the German beers were not available...
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20