Dogbrick (12633) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at From The Vine monthly beer tasting Oct 13th, 2003: Reddish-amber color with a medium thin off-white head. Very thin lacing. Weak malt and caramel aroma. Thin-to-medium body with a sweet malt flavor, along with a light hops presence lingering around. I thought this would be a little more robust given the ABV. The finish is mostly malty with a little fruit and hops thrown in. Barely average overall.
JFGrind (2035) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The extra hops add a bitterness not usually contained in an Oktoberfest. High alcohol content can "sneak up" on you after a few pints.
sloth (2876) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Teeny tan head, oops! Its gone. Clear amber color. Malty, slightly bready nose. Med body. Subdued malt and biscuit flavors, maybe a little chocolate also. Finish is medium dry.
DYCSoccer17 (3683) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 10, 2003
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a transparent copper with a 1cm quickly dissipating head. SOme mild lacing. Aroma isnt really there--maybe some mild maltiness. Good mouthfeel. Start is a roasty malt flavor which fades out into a mildly bitter taste. Not a ton going on here. Not a bad octoberfest, average.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper with a thin light tan head. Aroma is sugary sweet with some dark roasted graininess. Body is lightly sweet with a musty, lightly sour malty finish. Decent German hop profile. Somewhat thin body goes down smooth.
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with a small biege head. Caramel malt aroma. Caramel and toffee flavors. Finish is a little bitter.
guzzler67 (1686) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber color with a bread-like aroma. Malt sweetness up front with a mild smooth finish. A fairly good example of a domestic style O'fest beer.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
copper-brown body with a sweet nose of malt and alcohol. some lacing. sweet to the taste with flavors of malt, hops and honey. very smooth and crisp.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper body with a fluffy light tan head. Some lacing.
Malt and sweetness in the aroma. Maybe some caramel too.
Malt, slightly metallic taste. Weird combination of malts. Vienna, biscuit(?), roast and some pilsen(?) seems to work. Sweet aftertaste with a slight noble hop bite.
Full-bodied and smooth. Drinkable and the %ABV is hidden well.
Silphium (3196) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
No thanks. A unique twist, eh? Aroma is cerealy, sweet malt. Body is clear and copper-colored, with a thin off-white head. Flavor is a confused medley of cereal, sweet fruit, and wet socks. Has a somewhat bitter, confusing aftertaste. Doesn't resemble the Oktoberfests I'm familiar with.