dougdecinces (118) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Trader Joe.
Poured a brilliant, crystal-clear copper. Nice pillowy head and good lacing. Smelled sweet malt, caramel and biscuit. Body is lighter than expected and carbonation is higher than expected, but this is a very malty beer nonetheless. It has a faintly astringent/cloyingly sweet aftertaste at first, but I got used to it quickly.
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light amber colored with huge white cloudy head. Rather light malty aroma with hints of bread and caramel. Flavor is primarily caramel and lightly roasted malts but well balanced so it’s not as sweet as some Oktoberfests. Very smooth, clean finish.
stephenj007 (115) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
My friend, Hugo, at Spec’s gave me the heads up on this brew....wow, was he right. I like just about everything in this beer. A sweet aroma, with some citrus and honey hints thrown in. Looks very fresh in the glass, great dark orange color, with medium clarity, and plenty of carbonation. A full body, with great, soft malt tones and sweet flavors. Not much prominent hops here. Washes down smoothly. A great way to finish the day.....and begin the evening...
bigbeersrule (113) - USA - OCT 12, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice Oktoberfest beer. I had the opportunity to taste it side by side with Paulaner, Spaten and Weihenstephen fest beers all on tap. This one was my favorite and the one I thought most truly represented the style. Nice amber color, good Munich malt sweetness and a distinctive German charecter.
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 22, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a brilliant orange color with a thick light tan head with good lacing. Some of the longest legs I've ever seen on a beer. Aroma is subtle sweet malt as is the flavor. Mouthfeel is quite light on the tongue, has a smooth finish and almost no aftertaste. In essesence, the quintessential Oktoberfest beer.
webbcreative (111) - , Oklahoma, USA - NOV 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a apricot color, with 3 finger with head, that is pretty frothy but looks to light to hang around too long. Aroma =has a bit of an earthy smell, can detect a little spice in it, but aroma is pretty weak overall. Taste = Wonderful malty backbone, getting a sweet, light peachy flavor in this, and a toasted bready flavor also.
This is a really exceptionally smooth, clean beer, feels light on the tounge.
Overall, this is an exceptionally good oktoberfest, possibly even my favorite so far.
frpilz (111) - Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought at Trader Joes, and served in dimpled mug. Feint aroma of sweet rolls and fruit jam. Light copper color, brilliantly clear, thick foamy spongy white head. Easy drink, build flavor as it develops in your mouth. First and foremost, it is smooth, like velvet. Medium body , slightly crisp and dry at the end. Flavor of bread, and mild clover honey. It is mid September, so this Oktoberfest hits the season. Hard to have just one.
becksgenius (110) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very Interesting oktober fest brew. Finish is slightly dry. Interesting combination of hops for an oktober fest brew. Worth a sample.
conor23 (110) - Elgin, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crisp fruity aroma, flavor is citrus and floral hops and hint of spice. Some similarity to a weißbier, but definitely an Oktoberfest