mmather (145) - Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful copper color, nice head. Malty yet crisp and clean. A very nice example of the style.
unclemike (2666) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at brewpub Pours a brownish amber with an off white head. Aroma is faint caramel malt and metal. Flavor is sweet, grainy malt, metallic bitterness, very thin and water
deyholla (8864) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep amber gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grain and cookie with underlying biscuit. Flavor has the same sweet grain and cookie throughout with a touch of caramel.
csaso (1812) - Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap - average size foamy head, medium amber color, sweet malty aroma and flavor, slightly dry finish - pretty typical Oktoberfest, but in a good way
RobertDale (4550) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Comes a darker orange with a small biege head. Aroma of malt and yeast. Taste is malt, yeast, and grain. A bit of the sweet side. Nice and easy to drink.
beastiefan2k (2963) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at the brewpub. Well its a Marzen. it was clean but a very mild lagered metallic aspect. Not sweet at all, I preferred that. Not much to day past that. Nothing bad, I am just not a Marzen person.
ads135 (3690) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent oktoberfest. Nice light orange appearance, not much head. Malty aroma and a slightly sweet flavor of brown sugar and bread. Tried at the brewery on my birthday in 2012.
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s been raining off and on all day today and an Octoberfest just seemed like it would hit the spot. So when at Blind Tiger after work I was happy to learn that they had an Octoberfest on tap. Sampled it, enjoyed it, picked up a growler. I’m using my dimpled mug for this one, it seems appropriate. Pours a nice burnt orange with some hints of red in it. Very clear beer, kudos to the brewery for their process. Minimalist head that quicky fizzes away. I’m not seeing a lot of carbonation in this one. Solid malty nose with the lager yeast characteristic immediately present, though there I kind of wish that it had a little more impact. No real carbonation in the mouthfeel either, which is kind of disappointing. A little bit watery in the flavor profile, but the malt bill on this is delicious, and quite sweet. Taste reminds me of cereal, kind of like a combination of wheaties and frosted flakes, maybe even bran flakes. You could also go the other direction and say pancakes with maple syrup, though the sweetness is more like honey and less like maple syrup. The hops in this beer take a big backseat in this beer, and they’re only there to keep the beer balanced, which it is, and quite nicely at that. Overall a solid, though unspectacular, example of the Octoberfest style. Fitting beer for a rainy day of football and fall.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a an orange bronze body with a white head. Crisp fall leaves, sweet with some dried fruit and caramel. Bland and sessionable.
heemer77 (5208) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. The body was light copper with an off white head. The aroma was malty caramel with some fall leaves. The taste was bitter toffee with some tea and leaves. A solid version of the style.