doboy (397) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber color with a nice fine head that diminishes to a lacing around the edge. Very slight malt aroma. Nice malt and hop aroma, somewhat sweet. Fairly good mouth feel. Aftertaste is nice. A good beer, not a great beer.
Mittenator (538) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (from backlog). Caramel color without much aroma. Bready with some spices. Thin and not that interesting.
Alextricity (177) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours with a head that doesn’t last long. The color of the beer is just what you’d expect from the usual Oktoberfest -- perfectly like Autumn. Looks nice, but lacking overall.
Smell: Meh. Sweet, caramel-like, and malty. Again, average.
Taste/feel: I wonder if these other reviews got a skunked bottle or theirs just wasn’t fresh ... I’m getting an above average taste here. The first sip is INCREDIBLY bready tasting. Honestly, almost TOO much so. After that though, you get a super tasty malty Oktoberfest with a very nice mouthfeel.
I haven’t had many Oktoberfests (Actually, I’ve only had this and Sam Adams’ up to this point), but I like this one quite a bit more than Sam’s. The carbonation and texture and the overall taste. I don’t know about you other guys, but I enjoy this one a good bit. Would love to try it on tap.
wlajwl (2984) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is grainy/bready malts and a hint of earthiness. The flavor is malts, mild sweetness, fruit and somewhat thin in body.
strongpieman (1180) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Caramel colored, clear, light head. Deep malty taste, a little a acerbic, lingering finish. Just ok.
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rumproasts (1193) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. amber with one finger head. mildly sweet with plenty of malt. fairly typical fest-style beer, not bad, but unremarkable.
skoll (396) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of grains, malts, and slight rye. Poured amber/orange in color with a tiny, tan head that disappeared quickly. Flavor is lightly bitter and slightly sweet. Tastes of malts, nuts, and grains. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. finish is long and pleasent.
Thorpe429 (4945) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Moderate brown. Quite malty with bread crust and slight caramel. Flavor is slightly metallic. Medium body; slightly chewy.
superspak (1536) - Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in Sept 2012. Pours lightly hazy copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with very good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Good soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of apple, pear, caramel, toast, biscuit, raisin, nuttiness, molasses, and herbal spiciness. Ok aromas with decent balance; but they are far too fruity and phenolic. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, pear, apple, nuttiness, molasses, earth, and herbal spiciness. Lingering notes of toast, caramel, biscuit, nuttiness, earth, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very solid balance of flavors with a fairly robust feel; minimal cloying after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, slick, and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very solid oktoberfest. Some good flavor balance and robustness; quite easy and smooth to drink. This was pretty enjoyable.
watson1977 (2360) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber with a medium lt tan head. Aroma has roasty malts, dry leaves, and a bit of fruit and caramel. Flavor is nutty and earthy with dry leaves and mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is light/medium and silky with a roasty/earthy and slightly bitter finish.