dr_sarcastor (66) - - JUN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very tasty oktoberfest, nice amber color and caramel flavor with being too hoppy and bitter.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint @ Rockfish. Super flavorful for an oktoberfest (marzen?) Reminds me of the barleywine. Malt and hops well-balanced otherwise would be too sweet.
CapFlu (4588) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Sampled at GCBF 2010 on September 10, 2010. No head. Spiced, malted nose. Thin pumpkin flavour. Average.
DuffMan (6969) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
GCBF 2010. Dark orange amber. Caramel, lightly toasty, some nutty nuances. Pretty low-key.
jonas (5736) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
tap at GCBF 2010. Light nose.
Cloudy amber, creamylacing head.
Sour mash, light body.
No near even the boring german oktoberfestbeers.
Ok herbal/juniper note though.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colored lager with a thin head. Light biscuity aroma, light sweetness is detectable. Fruity flavors of sweet malts, some bread with a clean crisp finish. A little uninteresting but clean and well made.
BrewDad (5005) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
<b>Taster - Washington Beer Commission Oktoberfest - Seattle, WA
Aroma – Nice malt aroma with a light hops backing nice spice also added.
Appearance – Amber in color, clear with a light head.
Flavor – Good amber malt usage the laagering was very nice and the flavor very mild and with a hint of spice.
Palate – Nice Mouthfeel, good texture with a dry finish.
Overall – A very nice beer for the season easy to drink.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught pint at Redbones on 10/24/07
Not a strong appearance for an Oktoberfest and I hesitate to give it even a 3....Very hazy for the style, with a small, fleeting off-white head and a ruddy-chestnut color. No lacing.
The nose is immediately peppered with hops, though they arent of the high alpha variety, fortunately. Bradiness comes on somewhat strong, but instead of growing sweet and melanoidin-like, it continues to dry out and gets roasty. Lots of minerals and some doughiness/blandness on the end. Medium strength of aroma, with no flaws.
Lightly to moderately bitter hops harry the palate up front, though there is little to sink in to, other than a basic pale malt sweetness followed by strong, roasty notes. Way too heavy on these notes which really shouldnt be present at all in the style. Way too forceful in the malt flavors, though not the actual sweetness. No flaws, but just not what I’d call an oktoberfest, which should be very drinkable, as this isn’t. No alcohol perceived. Watery, somewhat slick and uneventful texture, with medium carbonation.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the spring brew fest. in Seattle. Amber colored. Aroma is somewhat lacking, but definitely getting some malt. Light bodied with malt and alcohol flavors. Not too bad.
Crit (3369) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy amber with thin head. Skunky nose. Like a lot of their beers has a dirty line cigar butt taste