GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2005 Dark amber-reddish color with a thin but fluffy white head and very little lacing. Nothing truly apparent in the aroma aside from some hops and a little sweetness. Same true of the flavor - nothing really stood out. There was an earthy, yeasty note alongside the malt and maybe a hint of citrusy spice. RERATE: Didn’t give this one enough credit before. A good example of the Festbier style with a fresh malty character and clean palate. Stands up well with the Paulaners and Spätens in the Biergaarten.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper colour, frothy white head that dissipates quickly - quite active and comes back with a swirl of the glass though. Strong metallic notes in aroma (enjoy by Feb 05 bottle). Light bodied, some citrus and sweet notes in taste. Slightly bitter as well. Not bad, but I wonder if the metallic aroma fouled my tasting a little. Thanks for sharing jercraigs.
jercraigs (8794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Premier Gourmet. Thanks for the pick up IPFreely. Dark slightly orange amber body with a smallish white head and nice lacing. Slight metallic notes in the aroma, touch of earthy smokiness and malt. Flavour is on the sweet side and malty but not overpoweringly so. More notes of earthy smoke flitting about in the flavour as well, very subtle but noticable. Not a ton of hops that I can detect, but they are not really missed either. Decent medium mouthfeel. Nice, restrained quaffable session beer.
Loddeer (171) - USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a good, crisp, and balanced offering. This would be excellent with a hearty meal or just to enjoy at a bar somewhere. Has great versatility and has tasty finish. Nothing overwhelming, just solid all around upon examination.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber to copper colored with a smallish head of large beading, faded very quickly.
Nose has malt, some acarmel and a slight bit of hop bittering.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin, caramel and malt with a bit of nectarine maybe in the front, a mild hop back to it. Finish is fairly sweet with hops clinging at the end.
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a darker amber, large frothy white head, attractive lacing, with light carbonation. Malts, grains, bready but moreso wet hay on the nose. Smooth malty taste, lightly sweet. Some oat flavor as well. Decent body and mouthfeel. Crisp finish, clean, with linger malt and biscuity flavors. A decent Autumn offering. Thanks goes out to pineypower for the trade!
ClarkVV (4431) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2004 2004 bottle. Pours a red burgundy, dark cherry color, mostly clear with a small white head, mostly disipating, obviously fiiltered. Aroma of cherries, big yeast notes, light honey notes and slight bread dough. Also a touch of metal. Flavor is very fruity at the starrt with a huge yeastiness. I like the yeastiness but I’d like to see more fresh hops, it’s alot of light pale malts with a touch of crystal. Good, but reminds me too much of weyerbacher autumnfest, were they coordinating the brewing of these beers?? Could be (just kidding).
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was an outstanding Oktoberfest and one of the best in the style that I have ever had. Nice clean aroma and taste, and a wonderful finish. The guys at Victory sure know how to brew a great beer. Highly recommended.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - NOV 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
mildly sweet with caramel notes in aroma and flavor. Orange body, no head which was kind of a let down.
shadey (1998) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange clear pour with very small amount of head. Spicy aroma. Pretty decent spicy flavor. Pretty good, nothing special.