Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice amber hue, small head. aroma is nutty, and somewhat metallic. Caramel, toffee, and a pleasant malt flavor come through on the palate, There’s a very slight hop presence, which is nice.
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Highly recommended, this didn’t have the flavor profile that is prevalent in Oktoberfests. Very grainy without being malty, and not any of the slight spiciness you come to expect from this style. Should be off the shelves by now, which is good!
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Really off style. No big biscuity malt notes, not really too crisp. Noted some diacetyl I think, which is just weird for a lager. Get some Hacker-Pschorr OFest instead.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
For my 99th beer, I had to go with one of my favorite breweries from one of my favorite towns and one of my favorite styles of beer. Needless to say I was not disappointed. Smooth, with a bit of a fruity taste. Damn good, just like all Sprecher beers!
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice lingering aftertaste, with a caramel palate. It’s an average Oktoberfest beer, but I expected a little more from Sprecher.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber color with a moderate off white head. Floral hops aroma. Sweet caramel malt flavors. Lacks toastiness and dry lager finish. Slight grainy finish.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Color is amber, not dark like the picture. Very floral aroma. Taste is sweet (bubble gum/bananas). There are much better domestic Octoberfests out there.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Admittedly i had this after drinking (too?) many pale ales, but the sweetness caught be a bit off guard. It’s pretty straightforward stuff and pleasant enough, without much of an edge to help it stack up to other fests.
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best Oktoberfest I have had. Nice and dark, the way I like my beer. Well balanced.
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20