aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall, I’d have to say that this beer is pretty good, but not great. It is indeed full of flavor, but I had trouble discerning what, exactly, the different flavors were.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Distinct malty aroma,sugary malty taste,with just a touch of fruit(cherry)Better tan a lot because of a full flavor
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap @ Ray’s in Kent, OH. Little to no head, sweetish caramel notes, some friut in the nose, thin-medium bodied, slightly dry at the finish. Nothing special.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit subdued but elegant in its conspicuousness. A nice, light treat for a dreary Oktober afternoon.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I am suprised at the low ratings ... but then again, I always am. I am the consumate high rater. This brew has a little bit darker color compared to the other two Octoberfests that I tasted tonight. Nice maltiness ... a decent Octoberfest, lesser, however than the Spaten or Haufbrau.
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Taco Mac. Typical Oktoberfest shade of copper, with a thin head. Sweet malty aroma, with notes of brown sugar and caramel. Flavor is nicely malted, delicately spiced, and crisply refreshing all the way through. A clean, refreshing seasonal with some stimulating flavors.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange/Amber Coloring. Little Sweet..With Hops and a Pinch of Fruit Coming Out... Wouldn’t Mind Trying Again...
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 16, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
draft. clear golden color, think body, with the slightest sweetness, this is not an impressive Oktoberfest.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bright golden amber hue, good head formation, slight haze. Clean sweet malt aroma. Sweet malty flavor, smooth relatively thick palate, some fruitiness and caramel with a fair bitterness in the finish. Smooth and enjoyable but not very interesting for its style.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this on tap at McCann’s bar at the NYC Port Authority bus terminal while watching an epic baseball playoffs game. The beer was medium-orange, and more balanced in the direction it decided to head, flavor-wise, than other Oktoberfests I’ve had. Taste...something like grape-cherry rock candy, artifically flavored. A bit corn syrupy-sweet off the aroma, then kind of oily on the palate later on. Almost too warming, it seems, for the style. Decent, on the whole, despite flaws that strike me.