Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this a while ago; very caramelly, not what I expected from Germany, but good anyway. Nice copper color.
NJBeerman013 (1042) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2001
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This has got to be one of my favorite beers so far. I got a bottle in a ’tour of the world’ sampler pack 2 or 3 weeks ago, and made a good decision at saving it for last. It has a smooth malty taste, great deep golden color. Finely crafted. I just wish it was available longer than just two months of the year. I have to agree somewhat with ESBFREAK in saying that it is stronger than I expected but its not overwhelming by any means.
ESBFREAK (20) - tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very fine, STRONG, Bavarian holiday beer. This brew will lay you out, if you have too many. It is very smooth, with a big malt/alcohol taste.
Not too easy to find, and usually only available during November-December.
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The bottle I had at Resi’s Bierstube in Chicago said ’Wurzburger Hofbrau Oktoberfest’; I assume we’re talking the same beer here. Anyhow, it was tasty and I would order it again happily, but it’s not in the same league as the Ayinger Oktoberfest.
obxdude10 (1962) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 8, 2001
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
White, persistent head with a familiar rusty/ copper marzen color...otherwise sub-par. Quite watery with very little hop presence. If the beer was as festive as the label, I might have actually enjoyed this.
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 7, 2001
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drinkable but unimpressive. Golden color, nice frothy head, but its all downhill from there. Not much of a nose, slight banana flavor sometimes present. Not too much flavor, not offensive, but not good.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2001
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I had a bootle of this laid down from last year. Not sure if they still brew it, but what a huge, tasty beer! Deep copper brown with a rich roasted malt aroma. Very full, rich toffee-like malt flavor with a strong alcohol presence. Very warming with a long rich malt aftertaste. Very smooth going down.
Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2000
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A lighter interpretation, with good toffee-malt flavours and a refreshing body