Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice floral aroma to this one, coppery brown, fading head. Malts and hops woven together, very smooth, caramel flavors with floral and a bit of spicy earthiness to the hop finish. Very nice.
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is the essence of caramel. The body is dark caramel. If you want to get an idea, take some sugar over a spoon and hold it over a flame until it melts and them caramelizes. That's about the color here. The head was very wimpy and since the waiter came back with the beer very quickly, I don't think it was just because of natural dissipation. This was a much maltier beer than the Warsteiner Oktoberfest I had just prior to this, but this also had less hops. There also seemed to be a little prune-like flavor that I sometimes get from beers that use one of the darker German malts.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great Oktoberfest beer. Very well balanced with sweet, crisp roasted malt flavor and crisp finish.
fly (1464) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
How many liters of this have I consumed? Enough to drown in for sure. Only wish there was a better means of determining if it were fresh. Not an overwhelming beer, but solid and well crafted and made where I can keep reaching for another and another. With a birthday in October this has another reason for long being a favorite.
RobBestwick (846) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
fresh flowery aroma, golden in colour with a white head, very hoppy, flowery and spiecy character, smooth creamy palate with a peppery finish.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good looking copper,beer with constant carbonation. Head is medium-sized and well beaded. Aroma is rich-malty,fruity-hoppy,and slightly lagerish(hay,sulfur??). Creamy,well carbonated mouthfeel. Fairly full body. Flavor starts malty,slightly toasty, with the back somewhat empty. Finish is crisp,clean,and delicious,displaying roastiness,before the soft,fruity,hops. Extremely drinkable and tasty!
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden color with light white head. The taste is like a malty lager with a light bitter finish.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My chick picked out the pre-game beer last night and she chose Spaten Octoberfest, cool!
Copper / amber in color, uplifted a short lived fizzy tan head. Pretty good stuff, it was a bit lacking in complexity of flavor and aroma, pretty simple but good. Loads of ceramal malts present themselves in the aroma and flavor, slightly toasty. Nothing stellar but yummy.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
White head doesn't last very long at all, but it has the typical amber coloration of a marzen. MMMMMM, malty aroma, as well as caramel and light roastiness. Very clean and no hop character in the aroma. Very malty and well balanced w/ a light roasty and carmel flavor; pretty much the same as the aroma. Finishes clean and malty. Medium body with moderate carbonation. I like the version from the tap much better, I think the characteristics are a little more pronounced and it's a little more complex, but it's a style I could drink a lot of and not really tire of it.
larsniclas (6726) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2003 Bottled.
Golden with an ok head.Some hensfood, perfume-aroma.
Rather sweet and thin.