BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2003 Amber and highly carbonated for a marzen. Small malting and diffuse bland hops. Balanced?--probably--but a rather insipid offering.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
ruby brown quick falling head. light in body for the style, somewhat tinny. hard to finish
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours clear copper with a thick and lacy pale orange head. Aroma of biscuit, brown sugar and malt; you know the stuff inside malted milk balls? That’s it. Medium body and carbonation. Lightly sweet taste of bread, caramel, filberts. Fairly crisp and just vaguely hoppy finish. I can see why it wouldn’t be too hard to sit around in lederhosen, and watch barmaids showing a ton of cleavage while you pound a bunch of this beer. Damn. I finished the bomber while writing this. I guess I need to learn to type faster.
OldMrCrow (1941) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2007 Bomber.
Pours a caramel brown with a nice off-white head. The aroma is lemony, some caramel and just a hint of orange peel and plenty of bready yeast. The flavor is doughy, gently sweet, a bit hollow (again, that funny "forgot-to-put-salt-in-the-pasta-water" taste -- how should I be describing this?), crisply bitter on the finish but with a rather unpleasant vegetal twist.
This is just fine as accompaniment to dinner tonight but I doubt that I would seek it out again.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Alpine Brewing Company Alpine Oktoberfest Amber Lager
2006 Release--22 oz. Bottle--6.50% ABV--20 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Oktoberfest--No head. Thin lace. Clear thin bright rich amber color. Mild hop front. Smooth mellow mild sweet fruit caramel clean tasty flat malt body. Clean fresh mild hop end. No tang but smooth and tasty Fest. Sampled 9/17/2006.
2007 Release--22 oz. Bottle--6.50% ABV--25 IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) Oktoberfest--$3.39 Each. Mild lacy head. Clear thin bright amber color. Crisp malt mild hop fruit front. Crisp clean dry sweet mild caramel fruit malt body. Crisp smooth mild hop spice clean lingering malt end. Nice Fest! Sampled 9/7/2007.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Darker amber nearing brown with minimal head. Malty, slightly sweet with a nice light hopy balance. Aroma was malty and sugary. Decent palate is rich.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Biscuit malt mixes nicely with moderate caramel and brown sugar. More than your-average-Oktoberfest’s hop finish, but still on with the style. Very solid and enjoyable.
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz Bottle - Sweet, caramelly biscuit malt body - slight toffee presence with a floral light hop finish with a muted citrus essence - almost CreamSickle citrusy-smooth. Medium bodied, smooth, enjoyable, extremely well balanced drink. I thought this was a fantastic drink- well done.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2010 Pours a translucent brown amber with a white head. Aroma is bready malt, spicy hops. Richly malty with bread and nutty notes, crisp earthy, herbal hops. Quite nice.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint @ 74th St. Ale House. Tastes OK I suppose. Rather thin and not really much to it. Paled in comparison to the Snoqualmie Oktoberfest I had right after this. Golden color with very little aroma. My beer needs more body!