cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heavy wheat aspect in aroma and flavor. Deep amber, fairly light bodied. Close to no head. There was a good balance between the hops and malt. Definitely more flavorful than others I've had representing this style.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is my favorite of the Spaten line, but I really don't think much of any of the Spaten products I've had yet. This beer was a little too bitter for my tastes.
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - APR 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of Spaten's top offerings.
Kind of ugly to look at, with a big, but thin, styrofoam-like head; lumpy with uneven lacing.
Medium copper in color. Aroma equally disappointing, kind of like apple cider, or a mix of acetaldehyde, hops, and malt sugar.
Once it hits the tongue, however, it's pretty enjoyable.
Fairly dry. Unspectacular flavor, but certainly without major fault.
Nicely airy and well-carbonated for such a sizeable beer.
Lightly chalky/astringent, lightly sour, medium/low bitterness.
In summary, it's a great Oktoberfest.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 12, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very rich, creamy mouthfeel. The aroma was malty sweet. The flavor was on the sweet side with a distinct hops bitterness in the finish. Light feeling beer but extremely satisfying.
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful thick foamy white head. Very dense, thick sheets of lace. Crystal clear orange/amber body with lots of carbonation. Dry barley and toastey caramel malts. Some earthy tones stand out of the nuttiness. Very clean palate, mildly effervescent. Sweet and a bit dry on the finish.
jazz88 (2669) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 6, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark golden color with a white head. A toasted malt aroma and flavor with a dark malty aftertaste.
pwyman (71) - Hubert, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium amber color with a small head. Smooth over the tongue and down the throat. Quite pleased with this one.
beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awsome color. Good smelling beer. Very good taste and good amount of alcohol. Good overall beer.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer. Very straight forward. Nice amber color and it has a small white head. Has a slight sweet aroma. Has a malty flavor and you can taste the hops. It also has quite a bit of carbonation. Over all this is a decent beer that is very refreshing.
3fourths (9146) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2004 Aroma of corn, sugar, wheat. Very harsh on the mouth, with burnt corn and spices. Mild and thin flavor, a bit watery and a bit skunky.