phillymonksman (60) - Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy amber color with a mild hoppy smell and a watery palate.
Nice bubbly acidy taste. Decent beer for a cold day.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Its a great octoberfest beer. Very light and amber pour, nice with a little bit of hoppiness in its flavor. Medium body.
goz (358) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very light amber pour, small white head that leaves quick and laces little. Aroma is light, some light toast and a bit of flowery hops in there as well. Flavor is mostly some sweet breadiness, a bit of toastiness, and a very little bit of hoppiness. Medium-thin body, light carbonation.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2003 Sort of a light brownish amber color with an excellent creamy head and fair lacing. Mild aroma-meadowlike and citrusy. Light to medium bodied, caramely sweet with a tangy note to it and a touch of salt. The finish was pleasant and slightly bitter. This one is my favorite of the current crop so far.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice deep brown-red color, off-white head. I liked the sweet malt flavor and the hops nicely balanced it out. This is a pretty average Marzen, but at least it's a quality one.
egajdzis (5904) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a golden amber color. It had a medium sized off white head. The aroma was malty, slightly citrusy hop aroma. It had a dry leathery, yeasty flavor. First Oktoberfest of the season!
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, lager mug, 50 degrees. Gigantic, tan, creamy, frothy off white head diminishes slowly. They body is an amber to brown-orange color and is crystal clear with moderate carbonation. Caramel, cookie malt (mod); flowery hops (light); apple and pear aromas. Incredibly clean and smooth tasting compared to the Sam Adams I had earlier. Moderately sweet throughout with a lightly bitter finish. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Filling for an Oktoberfest. The bottom line is: a great malty lager that's readily available.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 17, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells like road-kill, but tastes pretty good. Flavor is a mellow malt, and slightly metallic.
brownaler (488) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is my first Oktoberfest beer I've tried. It certainly has an interesting flavor which one can be easily identified this as a German beer. While I don't think I am totally in love with this beer, it is certainly a nice change of pace.
jgb9348 (5483) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber colour with almost no head! Smells of malt with a bit of spice thrown in. Medium-bodied; A strong malty flavour with a bit of the harsher (pepper, etc) spices also showing through. A pretty good beer, not great, and all-around a decent beer for the style. I had my pint from Draught at MacGregor's in Rochester, New York.