Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear honey orange with a small white head on top. No retention left behind. The aroma is light with notes of honey, floral tones, sweet sugary malts. The body is lighter than other Oktos I’ve had this season. Carbonation gives a light bubbly feel, but this beer lacks the moderate heft I like in this style.
The flavors border on fruity, to a bit of a fault. Pale apple, sweet crackers, juice-like residual sweetness. The main players I expect in the flavor - caramel, malt, bread - are absent, or at least masked quite well under a covering of sweet fruity character. This one missed the mark for me. It wasn’t a bad "beer," it just wasn’t a great Okto.
tbopslt (320) - New York, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very clear straw color. Half inch head that lingers. Faint aroma. Very smooth taste. Excellent.
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BeerandBlues2 (8988) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear copper with a medium, creamy off-white head, long retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, dates, and light spicy hops. Flavor is melanoidin malt dominant, light hops and bitterness, a clean lager character and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Ernesto987 (3227) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet and malty , on the thin side even for an Oktoberfest caramel, toast, nuts, flavor
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark golden amber color, medium tan head. Aroma of fresh hay, light pepper, flowers. Taste has biscuit, subtle black pepper, apple, pear. Very nice.
trapped (558) - TURKEY - OCT 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drought. Light amber color with small whitish foamy head, faint grassy aroma, fizzy, very little hops, abrupt finish. Not very remarkable.
unclemattie (3995) - Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz t.o. bottle. Deep amber color. Thin white ring. Malt nose, toasted grains, vanilla oak. Sweet flavor. Toasted malts, white oak, vanilla, buttered toast. Light finish. Well balanced, nicely lagered. Very light hop character, lends to style very well. (3831)
maxwelldeux (2918) - Spokane, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear amber color with a moderate white head that disappears quite quickly. I get very little smell off this, just some hints of some corn and grains. This tastes more like a lager than most Oktoberfests to me, with some slight sweetness. Not a huge fan.
Scrapersnbeer (1387) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Barley husk aroma, hint of apple. Light orange or very dark yellow, very bubbly for this style. Mildly bitter, some malt sweetness. Very soft and slick all around, much too light on the malt to be a marzen beer, but an okay, sessionable product in it’s own right.
fluffy (1249) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A decent but middling version, quite a bit of biscuit-y and malty goodness. Not super exciting.
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bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
rich malty aroma, there’s a creamy quality to the aroma but also a very faint phenolic note. beautifully clear copper hued color. reasonable healthy head. very malt centric. a touch of a tangibles. clean finish. solid medium body.