JazzyJonas (11) - USA - JUN 5, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 All of the flavors are balanced and subtle. The aroma reminds me of freshly baked white bread and caramel being melted from another room. Hops are clean and young tasting and less bitter than other S A beers. I have a few friends who like this but don’t like the Boston lager. One of my absolute favorite beers. Look for it in late September. If you see me this Fall, I’ll have one in hand!
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2007 Pours dark copper/orange, aroma of malt, spices, alcohol, and citrus. The flavor was malty, smooth, sweet, and a good body. My favorite octoberfest i ever tasted, definitely a nice finish, a beer i enjoy drinking. Is much better on tap than bottle, tap 4.0/ bottle 3.5 funny how it can make such a difference. My favorite quality about this Oktoberfest is the full malty body it has.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is a bright amber/brown. Thin white head that quickly dissipates. No lace. Lots of carbonation.
Not much to the smell. Heavy sweet malt aroma with hints of caramel.
Tastes of malt and caramel like the smell. Bitter aftertaste. A bit weak tasting. Medium-bodied.
This is a solid brew and quite drinkable but there is nothing special or distinctive from this beer. There are alot better Oktoberfests out there, unfortunately they don’t seem to be available around here.
Sirjohn03 (39) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark amber color, off white head, nicely carbonated, sweet and malty, slightly hoppy and finishes nicely
DougiePhiTau (99) - USA - APR 4, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
drk red with a strong carmel taste very easy to drink good beer for a good price
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, dark amber color, minimal white head, moderate carbonation, full with hops lingering into a nutty taste. not bad.
ABUSEDGOAT (2711) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2005 Tap: thin brownish red body. Aroma of caramel malt with hints of hops - grassy. It comes off a little watery and finishes bitter with a predictable and mass produced like flavor. This score drops lower and lower each time I have it.
can8ianben (1530) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice red beer with a full flavour and smooth finish. Another quality Sam Adams product. I doubt I will buy it again, but if offered I wouldn’t object.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Very pretty reddish - actually very reddish beer with a somewhat confined head. Very aromatic and extremely tasty. Sweetish spiced virh moderate hoppiness. Well of course the Americans also brews an OctoberFest Bier, and they do it well.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overly sweet malt, with a strong caramel flavor. Notes of spice and brown sugar are also floating around. Drank it out of the bottle, so unsure on appearance.