pivo (2684) - GERMANY - OCT 15, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light, herbal nose; yellow color; foamy head. Creamy malt with light citrus tones (lemons) maybe some apple inthe background. Full body and a great balance. Classic!
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grassy and hoppy nose. Golden wit a little head, liveley carbonation. Nice hoppy refreshing aroma with a pleasant mouthfeel.
haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - OCT 15, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It was very cold when I had it. Deep amber color...not much of a head. Malty/citur aroma. Not that great of an Oktoberfest.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught. Pours dark amber with some bubbles, white foamy head. Aroma is malty citrus. Flavor is the same. Not as sweet as other Oktoberfests I've had. Decent, but not exceptional.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colour with a nice white head. Fine lace. Very malty, quite full - almost chewy.
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice floral aroma to this one, coppery brown, fading head. Malts and hops woven together, very smooth, caramel flavors with floral and a bit of spicy earthiness to the hop finish. Very nice.
aracauna (3567) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is the essence of caramel. The body is dark caramel. If you want to get an idea, take some sugar over a spoon and hold it over a flame until it melts and them caramelizes. That's about the color here. The head was very wimpy and since the waiter came back with the beer very quickly, I don't think it was just because of natural dissipation. This was a much maltier beer than the Warsteiner Oktoberfest I had just prior to this, but this also had less hops. There also seemed to be a little prune-like flavor that I sometimes get from beers that use one of the darker German malts.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great Oktoberfest beer. Very well balanced with sweet, crisp roasted malt flavor and crisp finish.
fly (1475) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
How many liters of this have I consumed? Enough to drown in for sure. Only wish there was a better means of determining if it were fresh. Not an overwhelming beer, but solid and well crafted and made where I can keep reaching for another and another. With a birthday in October this has another reason for long being a favorite.
RobBestwick (891) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
fresh flowery aroma, golden in colour with a white head, very hoppy, flowery and spiecy character, smooth creamy palate with a peppery finish.