Nuffield (3754) - 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 (945) - 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 (1111) - 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
jaymobrown (1723) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice copper color. Nice malt flavors, but a bit thin overall. Slightly sweet and fruity.
Braudog (5965) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid amber color. I love this beer! Balanced roasty malt.
Jayb0 (1077) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A easy drinking quaffer for those that want to drink liters but can’t get to germany. Some nice subtle flavors as it warms up so get a large one.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a somewhat bland octoberfest beer, with an annoying aftertaste, somewhat nutty and too much carbonation.