conor23 (110) - Elgin, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma has hints of fruit and flowers. Taste is rich and hoppy with just a hint of sweetness. As far as Oktoberfest seasonals go, this is one of the best.
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1L on draft at Paulaner’s 2007 Oktoberfest tent in Munich.
Darker beer than most of the other similar-styled offerings at Oktoberfest. I must admit that the 2 Liters that I consumed were liters #4 and 5 on the day, so my judgment may have been impaired at this point. If my handwriting at that point is any indication, then I was a bit tipsy at this point. BUT, since I am giving the beer high marks, I did not want to shortchange Paulaner! Overall sweet malty body and balanced hoppy finish. Bit heavier than I had expected.
obguthr (6182) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cherry and grain aroma, most notably barley. Amber color, medium head. Watery mouthfeel, lots of unroasted malt. Wheat finish.
Marko (5408) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5l can found at the InterSpar in Zagreb. Golden colour, medium sized fluffy white head that went away at a medium pace. A very nice malty nose, honey, some hops, weak hints of propolis. Soft mouthfeel, nice maltiness with notes of honey, which is balanced in the end by a soft hopiness that is somewhere between herbal and lemony in taste and somewhat ruined by some subdued egginess that pops up at the same time. It’s a good beer, but it sure didn’t rock my world. I guess that I have to look elsewhere for a Oktoberfest Bier that I really like. Hmm... the importer’s sticker lists wheat malt among the ingredients. A mistake most likely, but not as funny as the one the Bosnian importer made on Salvator - they translated everything correctly except the gravity, which they put as 11.5° (and the correct one was written 3 cm above that).
Kodos (205) - USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden with a decent head. Sweet caramel notes with a slight hoppiness that comes out slightly bitter towards the finish. Good Marzen
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear, pale golden colour with a medium white head.sweet, malty and honey aroma. Sweet flavours, some bready qualities, only slightly drier towards the finish. Nothing special, but drinkable.
browncow (5) - Kentucky, USA - OCT 4, 2007 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
this is a very good representation of an oktoberfest. Very nice aroma and a smooth fizzy, malty taste.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2010 Maß at Armbrustschützenzelt on 9-29-07. Pretty much the same aroma and appearance as Hofbräu and Spaten, but fuller malt flavor. Very tasty.
Rune (12071) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle picked up at a store in Trier. Clear golden body with two fingers of white foam. The fading foam left some lacing on the glass. Perfumed aroma of sweet grass. Malty sweetness in the direction of caramel and a light taste of fruit. Overall rather tasteless and too sweet. Disappointing (13.09.2007).
FatPhil (15575) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Oktoberfest 2007)
Sharp sour malt aroma. Slightly too fizzy, spoils the palate. Hasd a slightly plasticky taste, when warmed up actually tastes of something - a rather plain malt.
Rating marked down in "overall" because the Paulaner website, which I used to try to verify which beer I’d had, completely sucks donkey cock.