clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2003
This is my favorite of the Spaten line, but I really don't think much of any of the Spaten products I've had yet. This beer was a little too bitter for my tastes. mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - APR 3, 2003
One of Spaten's top offerings.
Kind of ugly to look at, with a big, but thin, styrofoam-like head; lumpy with uneven lacing.
Medium copper in color. Aroma equally disappointing, kind of like apple cider, or a mix of acetaldehyde, hops, and malt sugar.
Once it hits the tongue, however, it's pretty enjoyable.
Fairly dry. Unspectacular flavor, but certainly without major fault.
Nicely airy and well-carbonated for such a sizeable beer.
Lightly chalky/astringent, lightly sour, medium/low bitterness.
In summary, it's a great Oktoberfest. loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 12, 2003
Very rich, creamy mouthfeel. The aroma was malty sweet. The flavor was on the sweet side with a distinct hops bitterness in the finish. Light feeling beer but extremely satisfying. GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Beautiful thick foamy white head. Very dense, thick sheets of lace. Crystal clear orange/amber body with lots of carbonation. Dry barley and toastey caramel malts. Some earthy tones stand out of the nuttiness. Very clean palate, mildly effervescent. Sweet and a bit dry on the finish. jazz88 (2675) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 6, 2003
Bottle. Dark golden color with a white head. A toasted malt aroma and flavor with a dark malty aftertaste.
pwyman (71) - Hubert, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Medium amber color with a small head. Smooth over the tongue and down the throat. Quite pleased with this one. beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 20, 2003
Awsome color. Good smelling beer. Very good taste and good amount of alcohol. Good overall beer. Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2003
Not a bad beer. Very straight forward. Nice amber color and it has a small white head. Has a slight sweet aroma. Has a malty flavor and you can taste the hops. It also has quite a bit of carbonation. Over all this is a decent beer that is very refreshing. 3fourths (9331) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2004 Aroma of corn, sugar, wheat. Very harsh on the mouth, with burnt corn and spices. Mild and thin flavor, a bit watery and a bit skunky. redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
Reminds me of a Vienna with an off bitter taste. Not unpleasant but not something I will go back to.