TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blond with a bit a brown. Malty and yeasty. Only a slight bitterness to it. Seemed to finish a little dry. Very good stuff.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber hue with fine head and spotted lace. Aroma is malty-sweet and slightly yeasty---quite nice...Flavor features a nice balance of sweet and roasted malts with well-judged hops and moderate carbonation for bite. A slight tang accompanies the balanced finish. Body is right for this style--moderate--and the combination of fine balance and a substantial flavor profile make this one of the leaders of the pack.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2009 Truly the most beautiful thing to come from Spaten. If I could paint my house this color believe me, I would. Thick billowing head packed with silky smooth malt. 4.1
Bready, floral aroma with a very floral and light flavor. One of the drier oktoberfest’s I’ve had but it is still on the top of my list.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good sweet malty smell, but the sweet is too overpowering in the taste. Has a real nice blend of hopps and malt, that still makes it a good beer.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unbeleivably sweet, malty taste and aroma. Nice color and body. Excellent marzen.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was quite enjoyable. Nice malts, nuts, caramel. Smooth and creamy. Sme nice hoppiness to the finish.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
re-rate Had this last night on draft. A light amber, nice head and lace. Nose was full of fresh malt, caramel, hallertau’s, nuts and others. Medium bodied, almost soft with malt galore, smooth as hell, spicy hops and unbelievable drinkability.
TAR (2503) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2004 Aroma of caramel, grape, perfume, almond extract, and Pils malts. Extremely delicate mouthfeel; soft carbonation. Intertwined flavors of fig and plum with predominant Pils malt flavors. Undertones of grassy, minimally spicy hops, unfortunately, capped with a long minerally/doughy malt blend. Above average, but far from special.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light brown colour, nice big off white head. Malty aroma, perhaps a little banana. Small lace around the top of my glass. This one began with a bit too much malt for me, but the hops came out in the end. My first Oktoberfest, so I will try more this fall to make a better comparision.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
not very enjoyable, looks crappy and smells crappy and has kinda a buttery taste, but I have trouble giving any oktoberfest a truly bad rating