kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Ale Atlanta
Clear amber, whispy head, sweet carmel malt aroma and flavor, slightly cloying, hint of bitterness in the finish,
still a nice big sweet carmel malt flavor,
Words: 5 to 2.9
rich sweet malt aroma with light earthy hops, rich malt flavor, lots of munich character, touch of sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Damn this is a pretty nasty verion of an oktoberfest. Amber pour. Very grainy and malty aroma...flavor reminds me of a bad dark lager. Macro flavors...skunk, caramel malt and sorry hops. Man I really didn’t like this.
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium copperish color with an averaged size off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, and some breadiness. Tastes of the same.
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful, clear, copper brew. Small, fizzy, off-white head with no lacing.
The nose holds honey and light butterscotch.
Perfectly balanced flavor with honey and caramel up front. Lightly pungent, astringent and bitter on the backside.
Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation and an oily mouthfeel.
Medium-length, lightly bitter and dry finish. Very good brew!
Dogbrick (10421) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a completely transparent amber/orange color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes steadily. Spotty lacing on the glass. Malty nose with touches of caramel and fruit. Medium-bodied and sweet with flavors of caramel malt, grain and bits of cinnamon. The finish is malty with a touch of hops bitterness in the aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
Sammy (10327) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Some hop and carbonation. Malty and carmel finish. Light mouthfeel. amber colour and a little off-white head.Dry slightly astringent aftertaste. Certainly not the best representative of this style I have had. Just boring and nothing special.
crossovert (10314) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz brown bottle, best before FEB 2011. One of the first Oktoberfests out on the shelves.
It pours a dark orangeish brown, on the more orangey/dark end of the Oktoberfest spectrum. The head is big and white and it recedes press slowly, but without much lacing.
The smell is interesting here. There is a subtle smokiness almost to it. Along with some nuttiness, caramel, and hops. It also had a nice blast of fresh dough.
The taste is pretty decent too. It is doughy with a slight bit of hops and it has a nice subtle fruitiness to it. There is a hint of penny flavor but not enough to make it bad and it goes away after the first few sips.
It is pretty good oktoberfest material, especially for an American brewer, a decent brew, a good one to drink if you see it before the other stuff comes out.This has been almost my 30th or so Oktoberfest I’ve tried and it just cements my affection for the style.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-29-2010 22:03:23
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light orangy colour with an average head. Aroma of malts and hops. Flavour is smooth with toasty malts and some fruitiness with a little lemony touch. Pretty good!
Maria (10192) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber with a moderate head. The aroma is malty and the flavour is on the thin side, but does have notes of roasted malt, sweetness, caramel and a bit of fruit. The bitterness is moderate and the finish rather short. I don’t think this is up to the normal Brooklyn standard.
Rune (10006) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Utobeer. Plain malty beer with a rocky, slightly yellow head over an orange-brown body. Fugacious foam. Bready malts to the nose followed by a taste of herbs, wet forest and suggestions of earthy malts. Rather strange flavour and a bit vapid (Tromsø, 10.05.2008).