SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth, drinkable, even when warm. I got a sweet fruity and malty taste. Very watery, expecially toward the end.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice looking beer, Amber body with a nice white head. Crisp, sweet aroma with some hop presence. Toasted malt flavor dominates, with a hop kick and some residual sweetness in the end. Very drinkable, but pretty unimpressed with this one and I would choose other octoberfest beers before this one.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a nice amber with a nice thick white head and lacing hence the 4 rating for appearance.
Aroma is bland malt.
Flavor is a bit watery malty and abit to sweet...blah not impressed.
twindadplus2 (687) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep orange color with a decent white head. Aroma is lots of sweet toffee malt and a bit of candied fruits. Flavor is very malty sweet with a dry, fruity finish. Body is a bit thin and the carbonation is a bit more than I expected but still a decent octoberfest.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear dark orange, copper color with a good amount of foamy white head. Aroma is typical octoberfest: malty, sweet toffee, and sugared oranges and apricots. Flavor is on the watery side, kinda metallic, sweet toffee, and slighltly dry. I drank this side by side with a penn brewery octoberfest and penn was far superior. Overall, opt for something else.
alobar (3635) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very thin white head. Deep, golen amber color. An attractive beer. Taste is very malty with hints of toffee and caramel. A little weak on flavor. Had this on tap. I was a little disappointed.This beer didn’t meet my expectations.
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clear Flat caramel hue, with a small white head. Flowery ,sweet and malty smell. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture with soft carbonation and a smooth finish. Slightly sweet with a short bitter finish. Very good.
wxman (1769) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Inviting copper color with a medium golden head. Aroma is of spice and malt. Not as sweet as others, but still quite malty in flavor. Has a kind of metalic aftertaste that is not unpleasant, just different. Not a great Oktoberfest but certainly a good one.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malty aroma with a tinge of something vegetal. Clear amber with an ample thumb thick head. The malt flavors are there, but this is much too thin to "feel" like a fest beer. Some lingering pumpkin-like flavor in the aftertase. Sam Adams often does well when they copy traditional German styles like the Lager and Scwarzbier (a very nice beer) but it doesn’t feel right here. Still I have had far worse attempts.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - Pours dark copper with a fair white head. Aroma is of carmel hops and flavor of sweet caramel malts, a touch of toffee and a bit of vanilla. Palate is medium bodied. Smooth, creamy, and robust. Not bad for the style. A very fine brew.