Ron (2954) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2006 Good Octoberfest. It did not disapoint. I was given another one from JB on 10/16/06. Still very good.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber gold color witha thick creamy head and good amount of lace. slightly sour malt aroma with hoppy undertones. strong malt flavor with a sweet malty finish
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - OCT 9, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber? barely dark gold. Slightly skunky aroma. Thinnish sweet malt flavor (corn-y?). Not thick enough in mouthfeel for an octoberfest. This is a pretty poor example of an octoberfest.
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good malty aroma and creamy head that sticks to the glass. The flavor was too creamy; I’d like to try this in Germany ... wonder if the import version varies. Good, overall, but not the best of the O-fests.
bierkoning (11044) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty, soapy aroma. Sweetish, malty, bit herbal taste with lots of fruit (prune). A bit sticky, but clean and a nice fruity finish.
boto (1953) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 Draught @ Headkeeper: This one pours a clear amber color. There was a very small off white head that left no lacing. The nose is good. Malty and biscuity, with some earthy hops. The taste is also good. Malts, earthy hops, biscuit. Very smooth.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color, medium head. A light bodied marzen-style beer. Nice malts and slightly sweet. Mild hops. Good full flavor. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
GABeerMan (48) - HOSCHTON, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good Octoberfest beer. Nice German Beer aroma, clean taste and finish.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I can see why people like this one so much - an Okto rating above a 3.5 is an accomplishment! The hoppage (is that a word?) is just right - a perfect balance. And the body is mild and drinkable, yet rich in a tapestry of flavors. H-Pschorr is still better, though.
Reathai (7) - USA - OCT 3, 2002 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating is for draft...
Nice beer. Dark amber color with a thick, creamy head. Easy to drink. Very little aftertaste and very clean.