fiercepanda (356) - Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clear dark amber beer with a small beige head. The aroma is hay, malt, caramel, and earthy. The flavor is nice nutty malt and caramel. I’m not big on Octoberfest beers, but this is a better one.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally reviewed: 9/16/09. 12 oz. bottle poured into my pint glass. Pours a dark orange with a big frothy off-white head on top. Great retention. Leaves some great sticky webs on the glass. Smells like bread, some sour grassy notes, and earth.
The mouth is a little thinner than I’d like, but there’s some touches of carbonation bite in and out. Flavors of fresh bread, grassy hops, and light spices make up this one. This is a pretty decent Festbier. I’d have it again.
jcweaver (696) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a white head. Malty aroma with hints of caramel and dried fruit. Malty caramel flavor with a hint of hops in the finish. Smooth and easy drinking but not remarkable.
XmnwildX12 (1421) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a nice amber color and tasted like a typical Oktoberfest beer. But it is down on my list when next year comes around.
5000 (4962) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Fireweed honey in color, translucent, large rocky off-white head, fairly nice lacing, moderate
carbonation.   Malty/mealy aroma.   Slight cardboard.   A little musty on the tongue, malty, slight cereal
mealiness, a touch of cardboard.   Seems pretty average.   Mild sweetness.   Not as crisp as others, but
it is fairly clean.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Mealy aftertaste.   Meh, pretty average
yet probably more flavorful than others.   Thanks Ron for the bottle!
DiarmaidBHK (2267) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the beer store. Pours brown with an inch of khaki foam. A hint of malt on the nose. A bit coppery on the tongue with some hop bite on the finish.
Chalsk (934) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep, amber orange with white foam head. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit, and spice. Sweet caramel taste with a toasty profile and a bitter layer. Very good for the style.
cmc619 (325) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fine pour with average head on orange beer. Aroma is pleasant in character, but weak in terms of impact--I want more of it. Flavor is a bit more alcoholic/bitter than a classic representation of the style, but this is still good.
gyllenbock (2958) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bennigans in Chicago, October 2011.
After long day with flights from DCA to JFK, and then to ORD and walking around in Chicago this was a refreshing beer to enjoy. A solid beer I must say, one of the better Oktoberfest-beers that I have tried.
NachlamSie (2345) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy copper color. No real surprises in the aroma. Pretty textbook marzen stuff. It has notes of leaves, caramel, apples. The flavor is sweeter, but not overdone. Caramel apples, a little woody bite and burning leaves comprise the profile. I’m not a huge fan of the style, but this is decent.