larsniclas (6145) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2003 Bottled.
Dark amber with a beautiful head.
Hoppy aroma with hints of peanuts in it.
Way too thin and watery.
Only some bitterness in the flavour.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle, lager mug, best before 01/04, 52 degrees. True to form gigantic, creamy, frothy, off-white head is decently lasting. The body is a clear red-orange with lively carbonation. Caramel, nutt malt (mod); flowery hops (light); toffee and medicinal aromas. Moderately sweet throughout with a lightly bitter finish. Typical S. Adams metallic sourness. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: one of the more drinkable Sam Adams brews.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - SEP 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Brownish orange, decent lacing head. Malty fruity nose and flavor, a bit nutty with a slightly sour finish. Kind of thin, not interesting enough to have another.
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is mostly malty with some hops evident. Copper body color with a decent head that diminishes with some lacing. Taste is dominated by slight bitterness, pretty good balance, but not a whole lot of taste. Very carbonated.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2006 If A-B were to make an Oktoberfest, this is what it would be. Simple, sweet, and easy to drink. Caramel malt, floral hops, decent bitter finish, but nothing special. // Rerated October 2006 ... not better. Still wonderful color, this timed draft with almost no head, chalky mouth feel, and just not an Oktoberfest.
celogan (202) - Oroville, California, USA - NOV 8, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a translucent medium copper. Not much head, nor lacing. Flavor was decent. maltiness was not overpowereing. Sweetness in the taste as well, but not syrupy or sickning. Not much hops presence and had a pleasant aftertaste I just couldn't put my finger on. It's been described as fruity, but I don't know if that hits the mark either. This is better than Leinenkugels, and only the 2nd Octerberfest I've had as yet, but I like it enough to drink it again.
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.
AlabastorJones (812) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I just rolled back into Michigan, and after remembering the good old days with all of my old favorites, its time to snag one of my dad's beers out of the fridge. Starts off with a crispy hop/malt nose, transparent amber/ruby coloring with virtualy no head, malty flavor with good hop bitters, the problem is that the palate is pretty watery and gives the beer a sub-standard reputation, and for that reason alone Sam Adams probably won't get invited to Samuel Smith's birthday party, which will likely become the basis for an episode of "Friends".
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful orange-copper color. Strange aroma, malt and bran, corn flour; lately developing also some hop and caramel. Round body, some sweetness, malt, a good hopping (lightly aromatic), but also a bit metallic.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange-brown body. Small but lasting beige head. Malty aroma. Malty flavor with a good hop bitter aftertaste. Not very Oktoberfest-ish...!!