npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Starts out as an unbalanced array of bitter, metallic, and cloyingly sweet flavors. Surprisingly, it grew on me a bit and toward the end found a pleasing vanilla flavor in there. Still kind of crappy, but not a complete waste of time.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep golden amber color with a thin head and not much lace. the aroma is slightly sweet but sour with a hint of hops. the flavor is bitter and hoppy with a hint of sweet malt. the finish is dry and hoppy.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2002
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2003 Was the bottle green? Well this was the nastiest oktoberfest I have ever had. Euro-skunk, but with malt...
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Easy to drink and a delightful change from this brewer; however, clear glass bottles often result in beer that develops a bit of a cardboard flavor. Personally, I liked Sam’s OctoberFest better.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a bit overcarbed with a carmel finish, not bad really, much better than that slop they normally brew.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
thin and slightly fizzy. Had some caramel notes, but not nearly enough. The one thing i did like about it was a short dry finish. not the best fest.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light copper color. Tasted a bit flat, no head. Only had one bottle, maybe going bad. Probably not though, this is only exported to the US. That’s the way we like it over here!
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2002
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice Octoberfest beer with a bit of that Beck’s German bite. And there’s nothing we like more then a little bite from German women...espically at Oktoberfest.
obxdude10 (2289) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent Oktoberfest brew, copper color, nicely balanced, didn’t keep all that great of a head though, but very delicious beer
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As far as Oktoberfests go.........hell, as far as beers go, this rates right up there. I’ve been pretty harsh on a lot of Oktoberfests in the past so either this is that damn good or I’m just acquiring new tastes, but I really enjoyed this. Other Beck’s have been slightly above average but as far as I’m concerned, this is their best. I particularly enjoy the light blue color of the label as far as its presentation goes.