Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2003
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark red color, with a tan head. Slightly sweet head. Can't really get a handle on this one. There's nothing really there. A little caramel flavor, a little acidity, and a dull, watery beer.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amberish color, quick disappearing head,a faint honey taste with a soft malty carmel aftertaste. Given its strong bouquet, I thought the taste would be bolder, smooth mouthfeel does not get bitter to the end
igneous1 (1500) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 20, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
beautiful brownish/orangeish color that positively glows! no beer transmits light in quite the same way an Ofest does. has a thin but adequate head. aroma is obviusly malty with cereal notes. detect more hops in the flavor of this than most Ofests..very subtle however. touch of alcohol as well...not as sweet as some of the others of the style, but still, very tasty.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was fairly good. Good amounts of caramel in the nose and flavor. Well balanced with malts and sweatness. Thick head and medium thick body.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet caramel aroma. Nice amber colored lager with fluffy head. Rich malty flavor that is oh so smooth. Not quite as sweet as other marzens, which is a good thing. Crisp finish and well balanced. This is a very nice beer,
DrnkMcDermott (2810) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft Looks like there's a lot more variety in Okto beers than any style definition can contain, especially when American brewers are involved. Sprecher offers a nice dark complexion with a good roasty malt character. This, in turn, counterbalances the usual sweetness of an Okto, leading it to a dry finish. Still, the mouthfeel comes in a little thinner than expected, but a good effort.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Seems like a pretty typical Oktoberfest brew with its pronounced malt character. Nothing really special about it, though.
WabashMan (1013) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2012 very nice deep amber color and off white head start off this brew. Aroma is nice as well, with good malt notes and sweetness. Flavor is good, but not great. Nice malt accents and well rounded, but lacks a lot of real character to give it any differing marks from other Oktobers. A good brew, nevertheless.
hotstuff (4142) - Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The Rathskeller Wine & Beer Fest:A medium sized ivory head with small sized bubbles.The body was clear and free of carbonation.The hue was amber and the lacing was good.The nose was moderately malty and it had a malty flavor to it.The mouthfeel was vert smooth, light bodied, and somewhat thin.
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 23, 2003
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew poured a medium head of fine to large sized mostly lasting light brown bubbles that left a transparent uncarbonated golden amber colored body behind. It had a very mild malt aroma and a nice lightly bubbly smooth mouthfeel. Its flavor was lightly malted with some caramel notes. The most impresive thing about this brew was its smooth palate.