krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
predictable copper of the brewer's 'whatever's leftover' autumn grain bill: tawny malts, russet oak leaves, mildew and sun-toasted hay. nutty and caramel-like with brown apple peel; soapy note and cardboard. tasty and light bodied enough to earn the euphemism: "refreshing". brisk carbonation, plus a cherry note to enliven the dry, pie crusty malts; some lisping hops won't be assertive enough to carve thier influence on your memory. but overall a solid entry into a category ever more evolving to blander caramel-hued lagers.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium brown in color. Large, light toast colored, rocky head. Slight coffee aroma. Taste is really nice, I am not a big fan of this style, but this is quite tastey. Taste is grains and carmel. No overly sweet or overly flowery like some Marzen brews.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper color, slightly hazy, topped by a modest cream hed that fades to a light film. Aroma is very earthy with good toasted malt. Flavor is good, exhibiting a strong roasted componenet coupled with a slight citrus note. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Overall, a decent brew, but definitely average in the realm of fest brews.
jaymobrown (1606) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel, sugar sweet nose. Some mild bitternesses. A good balance between sweet malt flavors with a mid-level hop finish.
Dogbrick (7074) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at From The Vine monthly beer tasting Oct 13th, 2003: Reddish-amber color with a medium thin off-white head. Very thin lacing. Weak malt and caramel aroma. Thin-to-medium body with a sweet malt flavor, along with a light hops presence lingering around. I thought this would be a little more robust given the ABV. The finish is mostly malty with a little fruit and hops thrown in. Barely average overall.
JFGrind (1799) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The extra hops add a bitterness not usually contained in an Oktoberfest. High alcohol content can "sneak up" on you after a few pints.
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Teeny tan head, oops! Its gone. Clear amber color. Malty, slightly bready nose. Med body. Subdued malt and biscuit flavors, maybe a little chocolate also. Finish is medium dry.
DYCSoccer17 (3205) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 10, 2003
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a transparent copper with a 1cm quickly dissipating head. SOme mild lacing. Aroma isnt really there--maybe some mild maltiness. Good mouthfeel. Start is a roasty malt flavor which fades out into a mildly bitter taste. Not a ton going on here. Not a bad octoberfest, average.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper with a thin light tan head. Aroma is sugary sweet with some dark roasted graininess. Body is lightly sweet with a musty, lightly sour malty finish. Decent German hop profile. Somewhat thin body goes down smooth.
Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with a small biege head. Caramel malt aroma. Caramel and toffee flavors. Finish is a little bitter.