jandd1983 (3451) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It poured an amber color with a small white head. The aroma was of malts, yeast, some spiciness, hops and caramel. The taste was similar with a blend of sweetness, spiciness and malts. Decent.
EtTuCthulhu (1387) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The color is an orangeish brown with a medium white head, and the aroma blends yeast, caramel malts, and bread malts. The taste is mildly sour and a touch sweet, and the palate combines a soft carbonation, slick texture, medium body, and a fairly abrupt finish.
jrodooo5 (1370) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - AUG 26, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Wow this is bad! I don’t even know where to begin. The smell is terribly odd and not desirable. The look is dark and thin w/out much head and no lacing. The taste is unremarkable w/ a strange finish that really destroys anything that may have been ok about this beer. Simply not good at all!
hfmejias (1197) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured dark clear amber some reddish hues to it; small white head. Aroma of grain and malts. Taste is bready, sweet caramel malts, towards the end you’ll get some hops but not a whole lot; a bit watery. A very decent beer crisp and refreshing.
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2013 Appearance: brown with some red and orange tints. Decent head that evaporates fairly quickly, but lacing is excellent and consistent. Aroma not much to write home about - some vague caramel and earthy malts, and a bit of bready yeast; not much of a hop presence (which is appropriate for the style). Taste - much better! Great toasty brown bread malts, some slight bittering hops, and a great lingering presence of both. Very nice, balanced flavor! Best beer I’ve had yet by Crown Valley, and one of the best Oktoberfests I’ve had. That really took me by surprise after the pedestrian nose.
Finhead (1483) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear, dark amber pour with a frothy off-white head. The malty aroma has notes of caramel and bread. The light body has a thin texture with lively carbonation. It has a typical mildly sweet taste.
mweber962000 (81) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
average in almost category except it looked pretty good. after pouring in the glass it had a nice foamy head and color like other octoberfests...and smelled ok...but disappointed after tasting...i’ve had better. but not bad
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Habersham Liquors. It pours a very dark amber with a large rocky head of off-white foam. The nose is faint with notes of bread. The taste has some light malt sweetness, some hop bitterness, and a bit of tea perhaps. Dry on the back end. Light to medium body. Very drinkable. Tasty brew.
thegreenrooster (3722) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a dark brown with a large whtie head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts. Flavor is again sweet malt to start then comes a bit of earth and a nice hop left on the tounge. Hoppier then usual marzen but I’ll get over it. Decent fest beer.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(sample from bottle at Fete at the Fort) deep amber. Slightly sweet malt aroma. Flavor was caramel malt; body a tad bit thin.