pineypower (2504) - 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.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel raisin bread (must have bread on the brain rating these), sensuous aroma. Straight up O-fest, a tad too sticky for me but still enjoyable. Hints of vanilla in the finish.
SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2007 Growler from the brewery.
Nice creamy head of off white over a deep amber colored clear body.
Nice clean malt aroma.
The flavor is proper for the style, malty, little hop presence and a clean finish.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2004 Draft @ brewery. Kind of a dark copper color with a small head. Mild bitter hop aroma and not much else. Taste has a nice malt flavor to it with a touch of bitterness if you reach down for it. A bit thin bodied but ok stuff. The bottle version has a really powerful astringent aroma. taste is much of the same though.
YogiBeera (2470) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light orange color, nearly no head. Kind of sweet nose, also light sweetness in taste, weak malt.
pivo (2561) - GERMANY - JUL 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
TAP: Sweet honey nose. Beautiful amber color with a tight head. Cherry and sugary malt. Very sweet. Light toasted end leaves a deposit of sweetness on the lips. Clean palate and a fairly heavy body. Impressive lager for this side of the puddle.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange/amber body, small off-white head. Mildly malty aroma and flavor. Slight bit of a hoppy bite towards the end but not too much going on here. Marzens typical dissapoint me and this one is nol exception.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(sample @ brewery) orange amber color, very clear, with a long-lasting if small head. nose is primarily sweet and malty, with a mild toast underneath. flavor is malty and sweet, and rather heavy. beer is definately balanced toward the malt, and though not that heavy a body, still somewhat cloying.
egajdzis (5305) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a copper color with a small off white head and left some lacing on the glass. Caramel malt aroma. Light bitterness, and a sweet smooth malt taste. Rather watery, but also light and refreshing.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Creamy, bubbling, humdinger head; a perfect darkish amber color. Aroma: fresh, clean, floral, nuts, buttery and sweet, vanilla, bananas, soft spices. Little hops, heavy with malt. Incredibly sweet on the tongue, long and lovely finish. A tasty sizzle on the palate, very flavorful, and an unusually characterful lager. One of the more subtle, but satisfying Oktoberfests I've ever enjoyed.