bbrock81 (312) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wasn’t a big fan of this batch. It tasted thin, watery, but quite bitter. You can certainly find a better Märzen than this.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2003 This brewery takes a lot of heat (usually deserved), but I think they have done an excellent job with this year"s Octoberfest. This one has somewhat darker malt than Ayinger, Hacker-Pschorr, infused with caramel and grain flavors and some hop spice. Very good lacing. Actually quite nice, really.
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 (10708) - 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 (3835) - 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 (948) - 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 (1128) - 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