guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber color with a bread-like aroma. Malt sweetness up front with a mild smooth finish. A fairly good example of a domestic style O'fest beer.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
copper-brown body with a sweet nose of malt and alcohol. some lacing. sweet to the taste with flavors of malt, hops and honey. very smooth and crisp.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper body with a fluffy light tan head. Some lacing.
Malt and sweetness in the aroma. Maybe some caramel too.
Malt, slightly metallic taste. Weird combination of malts. Vienna, biscuit(?), roast and some pilsen(?) seems to work. Sweet aftertaste with a slight noble hop bite.
Full-bodied and smooth. Drinkable and the %ABV is hidden well.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
No thanks. A unique twist, eh? Aroma is cerealy, sweet malt. Body is clear and copper-colored, with a thin off-white head. Flavor is a confused medley of cereal, sweet fruit, and wet socks. Has a somewhat bitter, confusing aftertaste. Doesn't resemble the Oktoberfests I'm familiar with.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fairly clean & crisp, but the malts don't come forward like they should. Very clear amber color & slightly roasty/malty aroma. I was disappointed byt hte lack of character here.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Grainy aroma with a decent balance of hops and malts in the flavor.
Holdwine (1101) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Might have been the jerky, but this one did not grab me right away. Average nose and color. It started off weak. Not quite flavorless, but... Then, as it warmed, the maltiness woke up, and things ended on an upswing. Small apple tones with a nice roasted character.
psark (54) - Binghamton, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
True to style. Refreshing and full of character. Lighter on the palate than the 6.1% indicates.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium-dark copper/amber color, with a very small off-white head that recedes to a small ring, leaving a bit of lace. Aroma is sweet, some fruitiness and caramel, with a hint of hops in the back. Flavor is of sweet malts and some fruitiness, ending with a minimal hop presence. Medium body, medium carbonation. Nothing super exciting, but decent.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber with a medium white head. Malty aroma. Sweet and medium bodied. Slight hop flavor in the finish.