BrewDad (5116) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[GABF 2006 – Denver, Co]
A deep rich dark golden color Oktoberfest. This had some rich characters and a deep use of good malts. I liked the finish of this beer. I would have another of this brew.
Parrothead (293) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not much in th enose [maybe it’s MY nose], white, short lasting head. Malty flavor, nice, but mouthfeel isn’t what I associate with Oktoberfests. Nicely balanced, though. Hey, maybe it’s Oktoberfest Lite!!
FROTHINGSLOSH (5594) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 I am not a big Abita fan. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a copper color with a large tan head. The aroma is sweet and lightly fruity with a slightly macro sour undertone. The flavor is sour macro tang with a sweet underside that is moderately bready. The finish is a bit chewy.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Abita Fall Fest pours to a beautiful, bright amber color with a nice white head, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose is very malty with big aromas of sweet malt paired with toasty and nutty aromas. The palate is firm with lots of toasty and nutty flavors that roll over the tongue. The body is round and clean, making this beer very drinkable and delicious. Abita Fall Fest finishes with more toasty and nutty flavors, then ends with a nice touch of grassy hop bitterness that balances this beer out to perfection.
This was a very well done domestic example of marzen, and perfect for the Fall in Louisiana. I matched this beer with a number of dishes when I was in New Orleans. It went very well with spicy barbecued crab claws, sea food gumbo, jambalaya, muffaletta sandwiches, Lucky Dog Creole Sausages, even raw oysters.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very rich bronze color with a tight, whipped cream head. Aroma is bready, slightly fruity (ale-like). Flavor is toasty, bready malt with some fruit and caramel. Bitterness is focused and has a sweet/tart character. Palate is soft and creamy.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - DEC 10, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
More malty and more hop bite than Abita Golden... not bad I guess. Most of these Abita beers just don’t excite me.
Lubiere (11232) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at the Syracuse Holiday Brewfest Dec.04 2004.Golden ale with an oxidized corn aroma. Cardboard malt with no hops and oily sticky mouthfeel. Mediocre.
cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is OK, but firrst of all... Octoberfest ??? Comeon.... maybe Octoberfest light? Not a bad beer, a litle malty, bready, a little note of sourness... nothing special.
n0kwa (34) - Talisheek, Louisiana, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Moderate white head. Redish-brown color. Decent body, noticible malty flavor. Not bad.
EnderKiller (26) - Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Barely any aroma, an orangy-yellow body and a thin white head. This tastes like any old lager. I was expecting something more impressive from Abita, but this is just a beer. Good for fall, I guess.