jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the best oktoberfest I have ever tried. So smooth and tasty that no other beer of this style can come close to matching it! From the time the first wisps of aroma hit your nose to the last drop at the bottom of the glass, I was in beer heaven. Wonderful, wonderful beer!
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (12oz). Poured clear amber with basically no head. Aroma of pumpkin, vague slightly sour malt, pretty mild. Taste is a bit harsh, grain, stale hops, some light roast malt - there’s almost a hint of orange juice behind this one - it’s actually quite quenching, in a watery, nicely vegetal, flat way. The weakest Victory I’ve yet had, but still not bad.
QAWSBeerGuy (15) - Teaneck, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. I love Octoberfests, and this is one of my favorites. Nice amber pour with small head that dissipated quickly. The mouthfeel is very smooth and has just a touch of mild sweetness to it. I’d have no problem drinking this again.
Sammy (9524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours little leasting fizzy head. peach colour. Initially quenching and fruity but soon strong carbonation overwhelms and burns, and sugary sweet finish it doesn’t work for me.
thegreenrooster (3533) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is a copper with a white head. Aroma is malt and that’s about it. Flavor is weak and watery. No hops or malts show up anywhere. A pretty poor offering from a good brewer
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear amber body with medium bubbly off white head. Sweet malt aroma. Light bitter malt, metallic flavor and smooth, thin, watery palate. Not real impressive.
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
More of a traditional marzen, albeit not their best effort. A little bland. Light sweetness with malt presence. Finishes with some off-bitterness.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Victory. Pours a translucent amber with no head. Aroma of caramel and sweet malts. Flavor is malts with some hops to provide some bitterness.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a medium red/orange with a good frothy head. Aromas of yeasts and malts. Caramel sweetness and malts all come through in the taste. A descent Oktoberfest.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 29, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Small, fine-bubbled and off-white head tops a light amber-copper, fairly clear body...rather weak, lightly toasty nose...body fairly zingy and hoppy, on the upper end of bitterness for the style I’d say, bit smoky and tarry with very light residual sweetness in the middle, finishing quite bitter and burnt. Not a favorite from this brewer.