CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper amber with a nice, frothy, light tan head. Aroma of toasty Munich malt and authentic German yeast with a hint of tartness. Body starts with a sweet earthy caramel maltiness, balanced with a fresh, lightly piney noble hop bitterness toward a sticky bittersweet, warming finish. A nice Oktoberfest, but perhaps a little too bitter and alcoholic at times.
jimhilt (2428) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a three-fingered cream head that fades quickly leaving a little lace. Nice clear amber color. Weak hoppy nose. Very light carbonation and medium bodied. Starts semi-sweet with hops in the background, finish is slightly hoppy but not much of an aftertaste. $1.55 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours coppery with a thin white head. Smells of yogurt, hay, caramel, and grapes. Taste is grapey with some lively peppery notes. Finish is sweet with some sugary elements popping through. Very unusual flavors for an Oktoberfest, but definitely worth the try.
TheBeerGod (5329) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow! Didn’t realize when I got this from OldGrowth that I’d only be the third person to rate it. Copper bodied with a small white head. Nose is very malty and laden with caramel, light hops, and fruits. Dried berries, caramel, grape bubblegum, light hops, and chewy malts. Taste is Malty and chewy with more grapes, light berry notes, earthy hops, caramel and light butterscotch. Body is medium with moderate carbonation. Finishes with more chewy malts, light hops, berries, grape bubblegum and caramel. Very drinkable and tasty Oktoberfest.
OldGrowth (2750) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Julio’s. Good nose, sweet. Apple , grape, caramel, brown sugar. Clean reddish orange color, small head that faded quickly. Sweet bitter flavors, Like aromas, fruitiness takes on a little more of a berry taste. Little metal and grassy taste. Medium bodied (borderline thick), oily creamy mouthfeel, sweet bitter finish. Tasty brew, though I found that metal/grass thing kind of annoying, but certainly a real good beer from this brewery.