raymow (831) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
See through reddish-orange coloring, no aroma that I can detect, and not much in the way of flavor. This tastes more like any old lager than a "limited release" Oktoberfest. I expected more from Saranac - most of their beers are quite drinkable. Maybe I got a leftover bottle from last year or something?
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, copper orange, big malty nose with hints of caramel and saaz. Decent body with nice malt flavors, not sure how I feel about the hops, for it makes ita bit astrigent but not bad.
DYCSoccer17 (3351) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a coppery orange with a moderate off-white head with nice staying-power. Nose is rather hoppy (hoppier than the victory I just tried). Very hoppy in the start, and stays pretty hoppy throughout into a slight bitterness at the end, which transforms into a smoothness. A pretty good beer that I believe is more true to it's style than the Victory.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a reddish amber, with a pale medium head that fades away fast. Hoppy aroma, nothing much else discernable. Definately unspectacular. I taste some malt and hops, reminds me of a Rolling Rock. Enough said.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
More of an Red lager than an O'fest. Not a bad beer overall. No Munich character typical of an O'fest. Nothing to distinguish itself from other beers. It's just....there.
hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2003
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2003 Clear, deep amber lager. Small, frothy, off-white head.
Hearty and malty nose with an alcoholic and beefy punch.
Disappointing flavor. No real flavor to speak of. Slightly sweet.
Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not too bad. Decent copper colored beer with an off-white head. Nothing really stands out about this beer but it is pretty drinkable.
manolager (20) - Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2003
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nice color and head but tended to be flat on the first taste. Metalic finish and moderately smooth.
crazyvin (1979) - New York, USA - FEB 11, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I could sense a light caramel taste in this beer. The amber color looked almost fake to remidning me of a killians.
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this was actually one of my favorite oktoberfests this season. that probably says a lot about the other brews i tried, but really this is not bad. much better than anything else i've had from matt's.