hfmejias (352) - Dover, Delaware, 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 (433) - 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 (914) - 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 (79) - 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 (2493) - 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 (2807) - 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 (2065) - 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.
Strykzone (3814) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2010
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
16 oz. glass on draft at Crown Valley. This is one of those beers that just piss a person off. It is made by mixing their porter and their pilsner at the taps. DO NOT DO THAT! Ok, I’m still pissed off two days later. It was mentioned that their new brewmaster plans another version. PLEASE DO THAT! To be honest, I really didn’t care what it smelled like or tasted like. Did I mention that I was pissed?
phaleslu (4431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample at the brewery. Pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts, yeast, mild spices, earthy hops, caramel, and toast. The flavor largely follows suit, and is a very mild blend of sweet, spicy, and malty. Light-medium bodied, with a slightly grainy mouthfeel. Simple, straightforward Oktoberfest.