Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the German Village Oktoberfest. I guess this is a newer offering from Warsteiner and isn't a terrible attempt. Hazy orange color with a thin light beige head. More hops than malt in the aroma, which is kind of a change in this style for me. Medium-bodied and almost over-carbonated with the hop profile dominating, although the malt begins to assert itself a little more on the backswing. The finish is rather slick. This isn't a great beer by any stretch but it does the job nicely on a cold Oktoberfest evening.
thedm (4888) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 6, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the Columbus OH Oktoberfest. This brew poured a small head of finely sized white colored bubbles that left behind a transparent light brown colred body. THe mouthfeel was smooth and only slightly bubbly. The malt hop aroma was very average and the malt hop flavor was also mediocre at best.
obxdude10 (1971) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color, huge bubbly thick head, large malt profile, decent balance, a bit of a hoppy bite in the finish, pretty decent marzen
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In the glass a translucent golden amber color with the head modest in size, frothy in its texture, the color a bright white, lace forms a decent sheet upon the glass. Hints of caramel sweetness in the nose, crisp and clean, start is sweet, top is skeletal in its feel upon the palate. Finish is crisply acidic, hops pertinent to the style, aftertaste dry and long lasting, average at best.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty aroma. Deep gold/ lighter copper color, white head with some decent lacing. Bittersweet flavor, fairly malty, not too hoppy. Smooth mouthfeel. Not bad.
DYCSoccer17 (3228) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK, I added this beer. I am very surprised this beer was not on ratebeer.com, nor was it mentioned on the warsteiner website. I got a growler of this at Gates Circle Beverage in Buffalo, NY where they had what appeared to be a very authentic-looking black tap with "Warsteiner Oktoberfest" written on it in the german font. Also, I have seen this mentioned on lesser beer sites such as beeradvocate.com. I am uncertain of the ABV. As for the beer, it pours a blonde/copperish color with a very frothy white head and nice lacing. Odor is quite malty. Start is somewhat malty with maybe a little bit of sweetness in there too. This is followed by some bitterness, which isnt totally unpleasant. The palate is very nice and smooth.