Alengrin (3686) - BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2015 At Het Haasken in Diest, the owner of which apparently got a bottle from a friend who visited New York and was kind enough to sell it to me. Stable, snow white, thin head over a cristal clear, orange blonde beer with lively fizz. Aroma of caramel, toasted bread (even ’croque monsieur’), ’natural’ iron, bread crust, cooked corn, some burning rubber (DMTS?). Clean, sweet and sourish onset, no esters as expected from a lager, smooth caramelly maltiness with toasted edge, lightly bready, soft herbal hop accent far away in the finish along with a plastic-like chemical accent. Feels rather industrial, I had way better examples of this straightforward malty lager style - from Germany.
Eberndt (235) - - OCT 25, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice amber color with a decent amounr of head. Very bready and sweet, but a little undercarbonated.
chucklemation (926) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light amber with a foamy white head that quickly disappears. Aroma is an odd mix of vegetal and caramel and bread malts. Flavor is slightly sweet caramel and bread malts. Except for that aroma, this is quite good.
Bulk_Carrier (3018) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a semi-hazy burnt orange color with a slight transparency about it. A light one finger white foamy head dissipated within less than about thirty seconds. Foamy rings of lacing glazed around the glass.
The aroma had a big sweet maltiness with a sweet nutty and toffee combination that smelled nicely.
The taste was mainly sweet with a light roastiness in the nuts and toffee. There’s a quick semi-sweet/roasty nutty aftertaste running into the same sort of finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sweet to crisp sessionability about it. Carbonation was fairly light allowing the sweet nuttiness to roll over my tongue in a semi-sticky sort of way.
Overall, nice Oktoberfest, I’d have again.
DrSilverworm (9107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle, from my local Kroger. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Some short ropes of lace at first, but it all fades to minimal by the end. Up front, some creamed corn, and vegetable, plus caramel. Not really a pleasant start, though not awful. Bit of pepperiness in the flavor. Moderate sweet taste, very light bitter. Medium body. Kind of slick texture. Lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. Not bad but a subpar oktoberfest.
Shot (313) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a thin head. Aromas of citrus and sweet malt. Flavors are muted citrus, caramel, cut grass and sweet corn. Subtle breadiness. Not a very solid Oktoberfest beer. This tastes like a macro brewery’s version of a microbrew.
Kyle77 (42) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From site: Blue Point Octoberfest is another palate-pleasing seasonal brew. Originally brewed in 1810 to celebrate the betrothal of the Crown Prince of Bavaria, Blue Point continues the celebration by traditionally brewing this special malty amber lager every October. Octoberfest lager is stored cold for 2 months to ensure its distinct smooth flavor. Tap a pint and celebrate the season!
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snoworsummer (3751) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Thanks Joe! Pours clear amber with a fizzy white head. Tastes like sweet malt, corn, musky, fruity, light apple. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like malt, apple, and cherry.
sonnycheeba (4513) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear, pale copper with a trace of fizzy white head. Aroma is some bready and copper malts, some lager yeast esters, and faint spice. Flavor is dry malts, light caramel, some light hops, and some faint yeast notes. Light body and medium carbonation.
tricyclist (1118) - Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet malt and heavy caramel. Medium body, but not a strong or even noticeable presence. I honestly don’t love it...