tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Toasty, bready, malt forward aroma with some light vegetal tones and a touch of citrus, floral hop character. Clear deep golden colour with low but long lasting, fine bubbled, white head that leaves some nice lacing. Citrus hops over bready, toasty malts in the flavour with light finishing bitterness. Medium body with smooth texture and moderate, soft, fine bubbled carbonation. Lager glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle (Liquor Mart, Boulder, Oct-05).
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, copperish, amber... layer of head starts big, then dwindles, leaving lace...
Comforting nose. Plenty of malt at play. Tender esters of fruit, herb, vegetals, ...ultimately dryish.
Taste: clean and smooth and loaded with juicy malt. Very stream-lined and tasty.
Lean in body, but unfailing in flavor. Classic. Quite a delicious lager here. Tas-tee, let me say, tas-teee...
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. My bottle labeled 5.6% ABV. Golden amber color with a thick creamy head and lacing. Aroma of malt and musty hay. Flavor is malty with a spicy hop finish, and some grassiness. A little crisp, and a little too much lager flavor. Excellent quality, but I still prefer the Hacker-Pschorr and the Paulaner in this style. $2.49 at Broudy’s, Orange Park FL.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2008 Abmer color not as big a head as you would think with a wheat beer. Nice carbonated dry taste and finish. Just enough hop to taste.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Andy’s. Passed this one up many times in bottle form at Circle Liquors in Pennington, NJ. Don’t know why. Glad I had it on tap. Notes on this one went kaput, but I’ll tell you, its worth a solid try. Not the very best oktober/marzen but pretty damng good.
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a nice copper color with a thick head. Aroma of sweet malts and a slight citrus note. Flavor was rather "crisp" and "spicy?" witha back bone of sweet malts. A rather dry mouthfeel, I dont know why but this Octoberfest didn’t move me the way Hacker-Pschorr did.
BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[bottle] Pours a reddish amber color.. with a tall head that provides some excellent lacing on the glass. Flavors are earthy, spicy and quite complex. This is an excellent Octoberfest brew.
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep copper color with a huge head that stuck around for a long time. Has a sweet and malty aroma that smells like caramel. Delicously complex flavor and very well balanced Marzen. I can taste the floral hops, sweet malts that taste a bit like caramel and vanilla, and some spice, citrus, and woody notes that make this beer one of the best Octoberfest beers I’ve ever had. Wonderful and highly recomended.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2009 My favorite oktoberfest of all time. Very rich and malty. On tap it is absolutely spectacular, but it loses some of its freshness when bottled.
SudsMcDuff (8180) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a nice oktoberfest but i’ve had 5 others this week and this was the most bitter and least sweet, i like a sweeter marzen..anyway, this is medium copper(red too) colour with impress head, adequate lacing..like i said, at tad on the bitter side, but still some good flavours in the beer..an good subtle beer i could see myself drinking allday, but needs to be sweeter, or on draft..