badgerben (4400) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A light Oktoberfest, it is more hoppy and fruity than most. Not bad, but not really a shining example of the style.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Lime Spider in Akron. Good, smooth taste. Kind of pumpkiny. Went down fast.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is probably my least favorite style of beer, this was a decent take on it though. A lot of octoberfests have that sweet, syruppy taste. This one was sweet with caramel and nuts, but had a more desirable mouthfeel, crisp and fresh with hop notes throughout.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a decent beer. Nothing too special, but much better than some other choices that so many bars tend to carry.
guzzler67 (1502) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber appearance with a good sized head and good lacing. Well rounded malty taste that had a bit more fruit than many of the other O'fests I've tried so far. Sweet finish that was a little cloying.(sb)
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this on tap. Nice reddish-brown color, malty scent, and slightly sweet malt taste. Good enough that I had seconds.
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. Lighter than most Oktoberfests. Many are a medium to dark brown or even a nice cherry stain color, this one was dark tannish-gold with a small white head. Ther was some mild, sweet malt under the herbally hops in the aroma. Tastes a lot like regular Warsteiner except there is a light caramelly malt sweetness added into the mix. This is an extremely drinkable, but seems a little light for style.
Dogbrick (8141) - 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 (4935) - 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 (2043) - 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