BrettTaylor (575) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle into shaker. Pours a slightly reddish golf with 2 finger just off-white head. Aroma - biscuit and light caramel notes. Taste - lots of biscuit notes, light caramel and toffee notes and a slight spiciness. Finish is clean and fairly short.
Frank (3098) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a tasty Oktoberfest for sure. It is copper brown in color w/ a head o fine bubbles and a nice lattice of lace. Nutty, toasty malts dominate the nose with just a slight grassy and floral character from the hops. A touch of sweetness pops out at you up front but this serves mostly to highlight caramel notes from the malt and it never reaches the point of cloying. This is a full bodied beer with mild carbonation which, again, serves to highlight the malts. It finishes w/ just a touch of bitterness and lingering sugary malt sweetness. I honestly do not tend to look forward to drinking beers of this style every fall but this one is something of a pleasant surprise.
sawbuck (373) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of sweet toffee, breads, and caramel. Brown amber with a frothy tan head. Sweet caramel malt first. Off sweeness, slightly off putting. Bitterness next, mild. Finishes with toffee flavor, and surprising revisit from sweetness. Watery texture. Average.
DerWeg (1533) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A rounder style Okt with balanced sweet and crisp malt profile, lean edge of hops and moderately full body. Not hop forward at all and no big lager edge.
johnnnniee (2516) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Harvest Market.
Deep copper color with a huge bubbly off white head. Aromas of bready malt with floral hops. Rich bready maltiness, bubbly mouthfeel. Respectable stateside Oktoberfest beer.
Garrold (1902) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Lightly hazy copper colour. Thin, tight, dirty white head. Sugary fruits. Some ripe banana. Light caramel. Taste is sweet, with a dried fruit tang. Fairly rich, smooth palate. Finishes with more of the dried fruit sweetness. Not my favourite style, but I did enjoy this.
OmegaX (1288) - Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Nose is bready, wheaty, ligtht grass. Flavor is similar, drier side of things. Grassy hops and bread. Not bad.
MayumiH (203) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. It was one of the reduced priced beers from Utobeer. Drunk on Friday night 2 weeks ago..okay Bready, malty, bitter. It was a bit dull.
revolution2718 (275) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours mahogany with a bit of head. Nose is surprisingly hoppy for the style, a bready malt. Taste is very balanced hop/malt profile, some sweetness, a bit of bitterness on the end. Definitely not a traditional oktoberfest, I'm missing the german lager yeast character. Reads almost like an American amber. It's ok.
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smaynard6000 (682) - Apopka, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a sparkling amber color with foamy light tan head and average carbonation. Bready and biscuity sweet malty aroma. Mostly sweet malty flavor with just a subtle note of hoppiness. Medium bodied with a somewhat sweet finish. Sessionable and tasty.