limubai99 (9) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2001
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
It is rare that I send a beer back but I simply could not finish the Brooklyn Octoberfest. Watery, overly hopped, and vaguely sour. I admit it might have been a bad keg but I have been disappointed by many Brooklyn beers of late. The Octoberfest was only on tap for a week at my local watering hole before it got pulled cuz of the volume of complaints. Avoid.
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice for style. Great grain profile and some nice and prominent German hops. Pours cloudy light brown with good head and lacing. The best one of these I’ve had this season. Tap at whole foods.
Maxbier (253) - Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper pour with 2-3 finger off white head. Aroma is lightly roasted malt. Flavors at caramel and roasted malt, bitterness is present for balance but this is essentially malty festbier.
Roser (31) - Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance- nice bone white head that didn’t last too long. Minimal lacing. Clear, amber, copper.
Smell- clean, malty, bready.
Taste- bitter, spicy (ginger), caramel, malt.
Mouthfeel- medium to full body. Very crisp.
Overall- good, not great. Nothing offensive, but have had better Marzens. Worth a try, but wouldn’t have again.
JoeAgain (70) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve had many Oktoberfest/Octoberfest/Marzen beers, and this is one of the better ones. The beer produced this year (2014), is probably the best yet from Brooklyn.
Pours a gorgeous deep gold with slight copper hues. Nice, creamy head that lasts, then fades off to some nice lacing. Nice brewery fresh aroma of barley and fresh baked bread. Some decent hops in the nose as well, just right for the style.
Nice soft, barley malt flavor with just enough hop bitterness, the hops being unmistakably German. Wonderfully balanced.
berkshirejohn (4525) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from Orchard Fresh, Orchard Park, NY. Reddish amber with a ring of cream head; bready malt aroma; sweet caramel malt taste; with a lightly spiced bitterness to finish. A pleasant October beer.
rollsrace (59) - - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on October 17,2013. It has a bit of an ipa and bitter finish. It gets better half way through. Has taste of honey. Has a dark amber color
Bork (165) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2014 A decent, sweet and fruity Oktoberfest with a thick, creamy texture. Pleasant but nothing out of the ordinary.
tmongoose (1283) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle shared. Poured a copper orange color with off white head. No lacing flat carbonation. Nice malty nose with bread and yeast. Flavor is very smooth with s mild bitterness from the hops on the end. Solid octoberfest beer. Nice bready flavor mixed in there.
matthewjk (907) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sorry Brooklyn, but these damn October beers have never done it for me. I know every brewery feels obligated to brew these infernal things, but it is not necessary. It is those off flavors of zest and yeast that make this thing unstable. Just knock it off with this stuff. Serving size: multi 12oz bottles.
JHeath99 (951) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a transparent amber with a thin layer of beige head. Taste and aroma is sweet, some malts and bread.