auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2013 Rated Blind. October 2013. 12oz Bottle. Heavy straw and cheerio aroma, full of grain richness and clean pilsner malt minerals. Sweet up front, clean and rich. There’s a slight, meaty flabbiness mid-palate paired with some oxidation. A little sweet, but decent and traditional. Straightforward and well brewed, but possibly compromised a little by travel. 8/3/7/2/12
Clear orange amber pour, with clean white head. Lovely estered malt aroma. Caramel, wheat, bread, toffee, and those classic, yet impossible to corner Oktoberfest fruity notes that always remind me of this time of year. Finish is clingly sweet. A classic example. 7/3/8/3/14
Sten (742) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber coloured with a white head. A malty aroma. The taste is malty, sweet and a bit hoppy. (Bottle 50cl)
jasonp (1577) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice clear copper with a thick off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel and grassy hops. Flavor has notes of toasted malt, toffee, caramel, bread, grassy hops and hints of dark fruit and smoke. Pleasantly sweet, moderately bitter. Good mouthfeel - medium/full with a very smooth, creamy texture and lively carbonation. Some lacing left on the glass, good head retention. Enjoyable.
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A nice copper colored pour. Aroma of toasted malts, and a sweet "woody" aroma. A nice toffe flavor with a good toasted malt and a slight biscuit? A very good oktoberfest in my opinion.
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
one of the best oktoberfest beers out there. nice sweetness to it for an oktoberfest one that everyone should try
robertjm (876) - Albany, California, USA - SEP 18, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Must’ve had a bad bottle. Virtually no carbonation. No head after 10 seconds. While I agree with kaggie about the resemblance in taste to a dopplebock, the bottle I had, had a funny taste to it. Not quite sure how to catagorize it. I’ll try it again just to be certain, but the 1.6 rating reflects the nasty bottle I had.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at JPs (?), at least the tap said so. Anyway, pours a hazy orange with a thin body. Aroma is sweet caramel and malt. Flavor is sweet like a dopplebock, but the weight is lighter than the aforementioned style. Heavy tones of sugar, mollasses, and malt, with a nice cotton candy finish. Palate is smooth and coating. This is a great beer, one that I hope to have over and over again.
heemer77 (5324) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sark ornage body with a creamy, thick head. The aroma is toffee, oranges and some light tobacco. The taste is rather dry with oranges and some light caramel. There is also a toasty note of almonds. Finishes with a little bit of dry wheat. A decent oktoberfest, but I am guessing it is nicer when fresh.
MmmmCheese (29) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
roasty, excellent copper color....decent sized head that diminishes quickly. Excellent served at room temperature or slightly cooler medium sweetness, oily feel, average carbonation,
Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great example of the style! Great color, nice head, fine balance! I always anticipate the Fall season with several of these at hand! A solid choice!