wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good flavor, but nothing special in general. Nice blend of
roasted malt and caramel flavor, but hops are almost
undetectable. It is better than Sam Adam’s version of
Oktoberfest, but certainly not the best I have had.
maltydogs (3) - USA - SEP 16, 2006 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on tap at the brewery during the tour. Very nice example of a maerzen/oktoberfest style. light amber appearance with a pure white head. Up front malty with a little pecan nuttiness that is nicely balance out with some noble hop bitterness. I enjoyed sufficiently enough to buy a case! Prosit!
KaiserKolsch (38) - USA - OCT 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Exceptional on draught, very smooth and sweet initially with a comparable aftertaste to the Spaten oktoberfest
maxwelldeux (4160) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Poured a darker amber color with a slight head. Was one of the best Oktoberfests I’ve had - probably my favorite of the style. Nice and malty with a little bit of bitterness to it. Very biting feel to it which was really appealing.
singlelensrefl (24) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber in color with a thin off white head. NIce aromas. Malty and caramel flavors, and a nice, slight tough of hops. Very Enjoyable.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
An easy drinking oktoberfest that is packed with flavor regardlessly. CBC’s beers are usually on the dry side, and this is no exception.
argo0 (12045) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, bottled 10/11/06, thanks wilkie) Small beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, peach, nutty, some toffee. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, peach, light lager yeast, finishes with some earthiness and a hint of alcohol. Watery light-medium body, rather drinkable
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Flying Saucer Raleigh. Pours a deep amber/copper wit white head. Nose is toast and biscuits, mild herbal noble hop aromas. On taste, more of the bready toast notes. Minimal hopping. Decent Oktoberfest.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery - pours an amber color with a frothy tan head. Aroma of malt, toffee, hops, and caramel. Solid balanced malty taste with toffee, caramel and a sweet finish. Nice Oktoberfest from a solid local brewer.
GTAEgeek (1447) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours clear, dark copper, with a small, bubbly, tan head. Big, malty aromas of caramel, peat, and honey. Some hopping - I get some light saaz earthiness and a little pine. Sweet flavor, with some nice, mellow spice and light bitterness. Medium body, smooth, and a little acidic. Overall, this is a reasonably nice amber lager. It doesn’t really hit the high points of a good marzen in my opinion, but it’s a pretty good beer.