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 (2653) - 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 (1510) - 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.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a deep clear ruby red with a cinammon aroma. Taste was cinammon, molasses, and spice..sweet almost like brown sugar and a bit of hops near the end.
openwindow (67) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overly smooth Oktoberfest style beer. Sweet caramel-flavor with a bit of hoppiness in the aftertaste. A tasty seasonal, and a nice change of pace from other beers of this style. Better than average.
flynnguy (14) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not the best beer of this style but it is probably my favorite beer by Sam Adams. Very smooth and a little malty. Definately a good introduction to this style
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12 oz bottle) When I taste these beers, I just grab a shaker at random. By chance, I poured this into a Samuel Adams glass. Unfortunately, it didn’t make this beer taste any better. This is about average for the style. It’s moderately malty, sweet, caramely, and mildly bitter, but the flavor seems to fade off quickly for a short-lived finish. Medium bodied, smooth and easy to drink. I’m not getting much out of the nose at all, it’s lightly sweet and malty. Amber in color. Small, off-white head holds a thin layer for awhile before eventually fading to a small rim. Some wisps of lacing here and there. All in all, it’s fine, but I can get Spaten Oktoberfest, a better beer for the style, at Trader Joe’s, for a few bucks less.