VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful ruby color with subdued nose and head. Some fruity (grape?) aromas and minor hop notes. Malty up front with some hop undertones. Maltiness seemed to decline as the brew warmed. Enjoyable, but not quite as pleasing to me as Dominion Octoberfest.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 9, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a damn good Octoberfest - cheap, too ($9.99/12-pack 22oz. bottles). The malt definitely dominated, as it should, but it had a bit of a heavy (though not cloying), aftertaste.