kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very light in colour, good head but very light in body. sweet malty flavours without much of a hop presence....very drinkable but not very exciting
epassa (105) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lighter golden color, beatiful white head. Malt and hops in aroma. Malt, sweet and little bitter in the palate. A very good drinkabillity.
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
1L draft at Spaten’s 2007 Oktoberfest tent in Munich. Lighter golden color and less intense carbonation than other breweries’ Helles offerings that I had at Oktoberfest. Nonetheless, still a wonderful beer!! Bit lighter body and lighter malt body than I had expected – the same would be true of the hop complexity that I had expected.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Typical average German Lager with a decent touch of sweet malts and some balancing hops. Skunky-sweet aroma, rather tame. Typical bronze color, didn’t get a very large head but what came about did stick around. Filling on the palate and crisp. Flavor is tame and different from most other Oktoberfests. Decent example but not grand by any means.
KaiserKolsch (38) - USA - OCT 3, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great presentation, little head, this was my first oktoberfest and it went down so smooth can’t wait to get some more
altonbrownd (5547) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Maß at Schottenhamel on 9-29-07. I drank many many of these. Slight orange and fruity flavours. Some bitterness. Enjoyable.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maß at Hippodrom on 9-28-07. Day two, we started at 10am... a little early to rate a beer, but a maß is enough to get a good idea of a beer even this early. Same look, same aroma as Hofbrau. Tastes nearly identicle as well. Body isnt too full, but nice sweet maltiness, medium bitter finish. Very drinkable.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly floral and somewhat perfumey malty flavor dominates with that crisp light bitter hop flavor I associate with Spaten (could be the yeast as well). Medium-wet finish gives it an edge in drinkability for those who like volume. Not bad for a commercial style beer.
thomat (3305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale yellow with a tiny white foam. Malty and some hoppy notes. Maltty and sweetness. Medium to light body with a dry finish.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - SEP 30, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Small disappearing head. Light golden lager looks. Fresh flowery, malty nose. A bit sweet, buttery and fresh at the same time. Quite helles like freshness rather than overwhelmingly malty. Some hoppiness in the aftertaste. Pretty good, but not that interesting. Doesn’t hold up to Ayinger or Paulaner.