Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 The same impression as the Ur-Märzen, it’s good, and I think it’sok for a fest.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden/amber. Bubbly head. Aroma has some hoppiness and maltiness. Taste is malty, slightly caramelly, slightly sour with a dry finish. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Off-white long lasting head, yelow-golden colour, hoppy aroma, nice malty flavour, refreshing but not too heavy. I could drink liters of this, it is an esay-to-drink beer.
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - OCT 8, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pale golden, white to yellowish head,. Light hoppy aroma, light malty, ground malt. Sweet, malt juice, toasted bread flavor, no bitterness, weak walnut aftertaste. Oily texture, medium body, soft but neutral.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Golden color, Heavy malty hoppy aroma, sweet malty taste, medium body, light bitter finish.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a big frothy head that laces well. Beer is light amber or yellow orange. Big malt nose with hints of hop aroma. Nice Hallertau flavor up front followed by malty sweetness that has some honey or bubble gum notes. Finish is dry, lacks some caramel flavors.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2004 Bottled. The colour is pale, clear yellow. The white foam dissolves quickly into a small firm cover.
The smell is malty with some strains of bitter hops and a sourish touch.
The carbonation is powerful and long lasting, which suits the style well.
The first taste is a rather sweet, careful one that passes into an expectant bitterness with a hint of diacetyl. The bitterness increases, and I noticed a creamy note. A quite unusual mix of sticky bitterness and toffee candy dominates the aftertaste.
This is a fine example of the “Oktoberfest” style, I might say.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a nice Oktoberfestbier. Quite fruity and easy to drink. Still round body. A bit too thin maybe.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m a little surprised at so many poor ratings as this is definitely one of the best Oktoberfest/Märzen style beers I’ve ever had. Of course, I may also be completely wrong and had something entirely different the other night. At any rate, I know this is a damn good Oktoberfest because I am sitting here with an Augustinerbräu and it is definitely not on par with Spaten.
Augustiner is watery, bland and boring. Spaten on the other hand is 6 slender Biermädels dancing in your mouth, rubbing their foamy white heads all over your palate and quenching your thirst like few other things can. An exquisite balance of maltiness and hops.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy, sweet malt aroma.
Hoppy flavour with tones of lightly roasted malt, chocolate, licorice and toffee. A bit sourish.