rocbyter (2098) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sharp sweet malt with a little grain on the nose, Clear golden color with a medium white head. Light bitterness in the beginning getting mildly sweet in the finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours an amber orange body with an off white head. Sweet malt, caramel malt. Bready, grainy with notes of earthy hoppiness.
rman18 (312) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m not really sure why this one is getting low ratings... This was an excellent beer. This is a true Oktoberfest without all the nasty spices us Americans are used to... Wonderful beer... try for yourself.
BeerLS (20) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell of water, corn and hops. Taste is much better, hint of citrus/fruit , hops, yeast but very light very thin, pretty ok, but nothing that special.
leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - OCT 26, 2008
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Clear yellow pour, white head, mostly dissipating. Very grainy in nose and flavor. Bread with a dry slightly alcohol finish. Light lacing. Quaffable.
gerardoluna (193) - MEXICO - OCT 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This year is better than the past!!!!
Eyes: Clear, golden in color with a good white head.
nouse: Bready, yeasty, malt sweet, spicy hops in the finish.
Mouth: Sweet and bready, finishing dry with mild spicy gentile hops. Medium body with a very soft mouth sensation.
Serving type: on-bottle
jebb12 (47) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2009 I’m not sure why this gets such low reviews because it is an excellent example of its kind. Very malty, slightly alchol in flavor with low amount of hops to balance the cereal sweetness. Beautiful aroma pouring an ochre yellow hue you’d expect from a late season Octoberfest.
asheft (3027) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Grainy base malt aroma with notes of apricot and cinnamon. Clear yellow with a white ring and dots. Strong lager flavour: malty and ethanolic with a good amount of bitterness and perhaps even some higher alcohols, acetone. Medium body, moderate carbonation, almost clean finish.
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden, bright yellow color with medium, vanishing and lacy white head. Aroma is grainy malty and mildly alcoholic. Flavor is also grainy malty and alcoholic but it is still very smooth. Medium-bodied and foamy carbonated palate. Overall very straightforward beer which is extremely easy to drink while enjoying other thing uch as atmosphere. The beer itself is not enjoyable but it’s absolutely doing the job it’s been brewed for.
JJSuds (16) - California, USA - OCT 21, 2008
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Yech! As a big fan of HB Maibock, I was seriously disappointed in this watery, pissy rendition of an Oktoberfest style beer. I’ve relegated the other bottles to beer to cook with.