Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber color with a caramel-like malty aroma. Flavor is malty but not too heavy or lingering. A little sweet and less hoppy. This is a fantastic Oktoberfestbier.
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.
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.
dr_sarcastor (66) - - JUN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good seasonal beer, no bitterness and a great aftertaste that's just right for fall.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
19Ei8hty (1134) - 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.
Oakes (11831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Orangey-amber colour. Complex toasty, bready aroma. Moderate caramel body. Toasty finish. The flavour lets down a bit after the great aroma but I suppose that’s the smoothness making its statement. Another quality lager from Alpine. 8-4-6-3-13=3.4
Re-rate at GCBF ’07 pulled more malt flavours of a sweet, biscuity variety, a fresh breadcrust aroma and a higher score of 4-8-8-4-17=4.1 Score listed is an amalgam.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the Enumclaw Oktoberfest 2009. Of all the Oktoberfest beers at the festival, this was the best. Just like the commercial description. Isn’t fall a great time for beer!
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.
after4ever (5937) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the sunset. Pours a slightly hazy medium amber with a gorgeous and creamy off white head. Loose drippy lace. Pretty brown bread, floral, and brown sugar nose. Crwamy medium body with lively carb. Brown bread, brown sugar, floral notes on the mid palate, with a lightly toasty finish. Pretty nice beer.
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a good one. This is not generally a favorite style of mine, but this was a fantastic brew. Nice sweet caramel malt aroma. Poured amber with a small white head. The malt flavor was nice and sweet, but not overly sweet like alot of Fest beers. It was pretty smooth and finished very crisp. I will look for this again during next season.