otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: light copper and orange. Soft white head and a solid white collar of foam. Collar branches out along sides of glass rim.
Nose: tangerines, peaches, apricots, and mango. Sweet, chewy, and meaty. Melba crust and spice in the back – cinnamon sticks. Orange rind. Brisk.
Palate: sweet spiced tropical fruits – spice is in the back. Apricots and peach skins – pits for bitterness. Essence of cinnamon and nutmeg weave in and out. Piles of fall leaves in the yard.
Final Thoughts: a nice Floridian take on the Oktoberfest style from Germany. Not too much complexity but the flavors were clean, precise, and blended together nicely.
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a brilliant clear amber thin white head. Nose is semi sweet malts, floral hops and clean crisp grain. Flavor is super clean, perfect malt hop balance. Can drink this forever. One of my favorite beers cigar city has made so far.
DocJitsu (1707) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear copper-golden and a short eggshell colored head. Melon rind, pear flesh, and faint notes of toasted malt on the nose. The flavors are identical. Not a good effort. Moderately oily with just a bit of crisp carbonation.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2012 Draft from Fermentation. Amber pour with a white head. Aroma is sweet bready malts with some light honey. Medium bodied with flavors the same as the aroma with a nice piney ending. Pretty solid Oktoberfest.
guzzler67 (1670) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber appearance with an average size, fast fading white head and virtually no lacing. Muted caramel malt aroma with a faint whiff of floral hops. Flavor relies on toasted malts and residual sweetness. Aftertaste does’t contribute anything other than blandness.
OmegaX (1372) - Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at CCB. Nose is lots of caramel and brady notes with a honey-like sweetness attached to it. The pour produced a nice amber colored body with a sloppy white head. Taste is bready caramel malt with some light honey and fruity esters in the background. I liked the drinkability on this one. A nice brew for sure.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great take on a classic style of beer. The aroma was fresh of dried orange fruit and a gentle, floral hop scent. Flavors were mild at first, but as it warmed up there was light toffee and again, dried citrus. With a hint of hops in the finish, this beer was incredibly drinkable - cheers!
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Cigar City. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a very thin off white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma has lots of toffee malt notes. Flavor has a nice mix of hop bitterness aka malt sweetness with spice notes in the finish. Very easy drinking.
bkurtz (1061) - MOROCCO - OCT 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can - Pours a clear copper with fairly large, but quickly dissipating head. Aromas of caramel and bread. Nice mouth feel, biscuity. All good but the finish.
smaynard6000 (1006) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the brewery taproom. I enjoyed being able to have a Marzen in the summer... it’s been a long time since last year’s Oktoberfest! Mostly sweet but with a roasty note that you would usually find in porters and I’ve never experienced in an Oktoberfest. Nice touch.