Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty caramel from the nose to the finish with some drying hops making a presence. Medium bodied, doesn't get too sweet.
heemer77 (5297) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2010 Update, nose of fall leaves along with that caramel and bread crust. The taste is sweet caramel and bread dough. Decent and light. The new version of this brew is like a dark amber where the old one was a lot darker, but tasted about the same. Definitely had a caramel flavor and aroma. A little bread. I gave it almost the same rating I did when I originally rated years ago.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good amber/brown body with a foamy tan head. Looked inviting. Aroma escapes me but the flavor was good.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Like most Ofests this is very drinkable but it is not very flavorful. Slight caramel malt aroma and taste.
Cartoonkhaki (1256) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown amber, Beige head. Malty not much bitter. Dry and decent. Hardly any aroma missing something that would make it better.
Veldy (65) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
First sip has an immediate sweet, bread aroma. There is a subtle hop aftertaste, but not distinctive. This beer has plenty of caramel, maybe a little too much, but still quite good. Perhaps just a little more body and a little more alcohol and this beer might be a winner for an American Oktoberfest!
jazz88 (2669) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 28, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A deep amber color with an off-white head. Syrupy carmael and malts with little spice. Dry finish.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2004 The best American-made O-fest, IMO. Good malt forward beer with little roastiness and a decent, if unusual hop flavor for this style. Easy drinker, which I beleive is the point of Oktoberfest! 3.7 Update- on tap 8/30/04- This was thicker and richer than the bottled version by a long shot. Cookie dough like aroma with a sweet malt flavor and a never ending beige head. Delicious.
igneous1 (1533) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
my beer was the same color, but certainly didnt possess the same head as the picture! lots of bready malts, but i had a hard time picking up any hops...a bit and thin, i thought..flavor was OK, just thin body.
Silphium (3192) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear copper with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet, bready malts. Very sweet-drinking, with an almost harsh, tangy aftertaste mingling with bittering hops. Perhaps a bit underfermented.