womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A: The beer pours a clear light amber color with a finger of off-white head.
S: Slightly metallic on the aroma and overall very bland. A light nuttiness as well as a bit of stale bread and toffee. Really not very pleasant.
T: The flavor has sort of a spoiled nut flavor to it. A little bit of garbage in there too. Some toffee and bready malt flavor, a little bit of yeast, and some apple esters.
M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.
O: Not what I was expecting from an Oktoberfest.
JDBaker11058 (922) - Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Apperance: deep and coppery, almost orange, with practically no head and zero lacing; a syrupy pour almost like orange nyquil. Aroma: salted caramel, toasted malts and, just a hint of beef jerky. Taste: yep, there are some definite meat flavors going on here, hints of almost like a rauchbier or scotch ale; the rest is typical marzen. Finish: lingering sweet toasty malts, caramel, and meaty smoke. Notes: I’m not imagining it. Took me awhile to put my finger on it, because there was just something a little odd about this beer. Maybe it was fermented on a bed of schnitzel in honor of the season. Still pretty good, and I actually kind of liked that salty, smoky note. A little on the syrupy side though.
jcos (1175) - Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location/Date:Bottle on October 6th, 2011.
Appearance: Pours a semi clear copper.
Aroma: Maltier similar to other Oktoberfests, but a bit more bready.
Taste: Whatever bothered me in the aroma is getting to me in the taste. Strong malt front, finish is, I guess, somewhat bready and sweet..
Palate:Medium body, semi-long finish.
Summary: I’ll stick with German made Oktoberfests.
hamilton23 (546) - Alpine, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Pours copper in color with a good amount of white head. Aroma is caramel and toasted bread. Taste is sweet maltiness with just a bit of caramel.
Arayaga2 (1623) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper colored with a thin tan head. Aroma is toasted munichy, and so is taste with a mildly astringent decocted flavor and caramel into the finish. $3/12oz
TheBeerGod (4632) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Ruby-amber pour with a short, dense tan head. Aroma is big caramel, dark bread and sweet malt with light spicy hops and hints of fruit. Taste is big caramel, sweet, chewy malt, toasted bread, spicy and grassy hops, and light fruit notes. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more caramel, big malt notes, bread, grassy notes, spicy hops, and light earthiness.
Drake (6491) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Thanks! Pours a clear amber color with a medium fizzy offwhite head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel, toffee, hebral hops and a nutty note. The taste is toasted malts, nuts, herbal hops and a faint fruity finish. Medium bodied.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Bel Aire Pub: Aroma of malt, nuts, dried leafs, light toasting, slight must, and a hint of caramel. Poured deep amber in color, with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, beige head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, nuts, dried leafs, vegetables, slight Earth, and a hint of caramel, Light to medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Light to medium sweet, vegetal, malt, nuts, dried leaf, and slight caramel finish.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, low retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted, nutty), light hops (earthy, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of plum and dates. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), average hops (earthy, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates; clean lager character. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a sweet finish.
Parrothead (283) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery in Belair. Pours a very darl amber, with a big creamy head. A nice beer, but it was more like a lighter version of their brown ale than an Oktoberfest. A bit less malt sweetness, and a bit more hops would be better to style.