TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Wow, I waws really expecting a lot more of htis beer. Kinda flat and tasteless. Drinkable, but not good.BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Earlier Rating: 4/16/2004 Total Score: 2.6
Another Oktoberfest that is nothing special. This is drinkable, and it gets me drunk, but that's about the end of it's redeeming qualities.
Aroma is metallic, and af sweet toasty malts. Very nice clear amber/orange body with a nice white head. Tastes sweet and lightly fruity, along with a metallic finish. Miouthfeel is stick and almost cloying. This was atright. gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Coppery orange color. Bitter taste of hops blended nicely with malt and caramel. A delicate balance of bitter and sweet. BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Brilliant orange-rust color with a weak head. Aroma is malty, bready and dry - quite pleasant, actually. Flavor starts out slightly harsh but becomes mildly pleasant towards the end of the glass: very bready and malty with a touch of grapefruit citrus tang spell a well-balanced winner on a long pair of scales. Despite the lack of head and thin appearance this beer has a lush, well-carbonated feel on the palate. Recommended! jzzbassman (1633) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2005
Pours a rouge color with beige head that fades leaving nothing behind. Smelled great, with sweet caramel and vanilla notes. The flavor was disappointing, small bodied and really lacking the maltiness I look for in the style. Slight acidic sharpness didn’t seem to fit the style.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Bottle: Clear orange-amber, shining bright when held to the light, with a medium, frothy, off-white head that slowly fades to a ring before it disappears from the glass. The aroma is mildly sweet caramel, showing quality malt backbone, crisp grains, and a hint of toffee. The taste is midly sweet, very crisp and clean, with notes of lightly acidic caramel, sugar, malt, and dough. Light-medium bodied, medium carbonation, crisp and clean on the palate, with a dry finish. Quite pleasing. antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Bottle. Deep amber with a creamy white head. Creamy moderate fine-bubbled carbonation. Toasty toffee malt aroma with a little sweet and sour quality to it. Flavors are as advertised with a clean noble hop bitterness to help balance out the sweetness. Goes down soooo easy. Feels good in the mouth, and makes you want to keep drinking it. Eventually, it will force you to stop-face down usually. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2005
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
Sten (752) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2005
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
Amber coloured with a white head. A malty aroma. The taste is malty, sweet and a bit hoppy. (Bottle 50cl) jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2005
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.