TheBeerGod (4912) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Capital Ale House Innsbrook. Bronzed amber body. Aroma is rich and malty with a pleasant caramel hint. Mild bread notes as well. Taste is malty with splashes of caramel and light bready notes. Mouthfeel is somewhat full with strong carbonation. Light chewiness. Finish is more strong malt notes, light caramel and light toasted bread notes (maybe pumpernickel).
billk (352) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Victory. Clear amber/copper w small off white head that fell quick, no lace. Nose was light. Flavor was nice lt/med roasted amber malt w min hops. Just slightly into med bodied category. OK but not my style. Rather mundane. Are you sure this would fly in Germany?
tweeder263 (2) - sharon hill, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2004 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2004 had on tap at victory brewpub today and came home with a six pack. Nice copper color,head lasting a while.Nice sweet malt taste,,highly recommended definitely a session beer
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper color with a small white head. Aroma is mainly malt. Tastes quite dry. Nice malt flavor with a touch of hop bitterness. A bit thin bodied but still a
Cobra (1100) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. "Enjoy by Dec 31, 04" on front label.
Very fresh then. I enjoy fresh beer, especially good, fresh beer.
Poured out a reddish, dark copper color with a minimal white, sticky head. It faded back to a sticky lacing down the sides of the glass. Excellent clarity. Aromas are of slightly sulphurous yeasts, malts, nuttiness, slight Tootsie Roll aromas as well. Tastes are of fresh malts, slight nuttiness, some vanilla, yeasty pretzels, and sweet caramel malts as well. Hops are subdued in both aromas and flavors. Just enough bitterness to slightly counteract the sweetness of the malts. Rich mouthfeel, but not too thick. Plenty of chewy malts to satisfy your thirst/hunger. Almost a meal in a glass. One of the best Octoberfests I’ve had this season.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
09.27.04 12oz bottle. Standard golden copper marzen color. Rich with thck white head. Malty, bready, etc. Sharp hops hints. Raisin and walnut. Subtlty abounds - leave it to Victory to make a deeper, more complex oktoberfest. Rather light bodied which seems more to style than many stickier marzens, but I prefer them leaning towards alt. Nice stuff.
Kinz (3111) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2006 Copper orange, nice head, caramel aroma. Flavor is sweet, with a bit hint of tea flavors. Vague bitterness on finish. I prefer more expressive Oktoberfests. 9/30/06: Scores were the exact same. This time I noted a bit of hay and grass in the aroma and flavor, and some faint breadiness. Otherwise identical, minus the tea flavors.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: A deep amber when poured with a quickly dissipating off white head. Very spicy at the nose and malty on the palate. Finishes well with a nice sweet aftertaste that I couldn’t quite figure out.
Looking forward to it on tap.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4294) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2013 Sampled from a 12 oz bottle this beer poured an orange-caramel color with a small soapy tan head that faded quickly and left a touch of lacing. . The aroma was malty and sweet with a moderate toffee presence and touches of dark fruits and vegetal malts. . The flavor was sweet, tangy and sour with some vegetal malts, toffee, caramel and dark fruits. Med sweet malty toffee finish. Medium body and smooth. Solid.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Victory. Pours out a slightly red hued amber with a medium sized foamy head. A very smooth beer with a nice malty flavor with a little hop bitterness. Overall this is an awesome Oktoberfest.