Drjohnrock (431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just had this on draft at the Germania Oktoberfest, the first of many Oktoberfest festivals in the Cincinnati area. For some reason, Warsteiner brands are increasingly the only draft offerings at most of the local Oktoberfests. Medium orange color, good but too light malt flavor. This is just too lightly flavored. Not tasteless like Warsteiner Dunkel or rancid like Warsteiner "Premium" Verum, but nothing to attract a retry.
zach8270 (3582) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2008 [draft at MacGregor’s - Rochester, NY] Deep amber color with a nice tan head. Slightly sweet aroma of malts and a touch of caramel and molasses. The taste is very light, but slightly sweet from the malts and that same hint of caramel. Very smooth.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Rose and Raindrop. Nice depth of malts with a touch of fruits in the malt. Pours a very transparent amber with a tall off-white head, very nice for the style. Overall very smooth and clean oktoberfest with a nice touch of fruit in the maltiness.
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...