WabashMan (1014) - 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 (4269) - 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 (4971) - 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.
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I still have to say I don't like Oktoberfest's. But I can't quit drinking them!!! Fairly strong caramel flavor and sweeter than most beers. Perfectly medium amber color. Would go great after a fall day of raking the leaves.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber red with good bubbles. Malt in the aroma and a sweet, malty taste. Lacking enough caramel and toffee for me, and just didn't have that "something" I've found in other Oktoberfests.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not quite what I was hoping for. Maybe my bottle wasn't as fresh as it ought to have been though - I found it rater metallic tasting with a musty aroma. Beyond that, quite sweet, decently balanced. Below average for the style.
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!