bhensonb (14162) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours copper with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is slightly spicey/hoppy. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor starts with sweet caramel. There is some spice and/or hop, and it does tend to wash out the sugar. I’d drink it over most any macro product.
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Medium beige head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, orange, light earthy/spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/spicy/earthy, some caramel/bread. Light-medium body, some effervescence.
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at 69 Taps in Akron. The beer is a mostly clear copper color with a thin off-white head that disappears quickly. Spotty lacing. Light earthy malt and caramel aroma. Thin body with a weak caramel malt flavor along with notes of toasted grain. Metallic touches as well. The finish is short and malty. Overall this Oktoberfest is more or less a joke compared to what else is out there.
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz brown bottle.
It pours a deep reddish/orange amber. The head is fluffy and white.
The smell is sweet, with some caramel, there is also some mineral water.
This beer is sweet, but bitter, not bitter in a good way. Very basic. Not very good. The mouthfeel is exceptionally watery for the style.
A crappy O-fest.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-06-2010 00:18:47
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: October 12, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear copper, wispy off white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with a nice munich character, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet caramel candy flavor, light earthyness adds some balance, finishes sweet
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
shrubber85 (10756) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Syrupy barley malt aroma. Amber color with large head. Sweet corn syrup barley malt flavor. Not horrible but not great.
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Clear, dark amber lager with a small, quickly dissipating, off-white head. Decent retention. Nutty, toasty aroma with caramel coming to the forefront. Medium-bodied with kicked-back carbonation. Malty, caramely flavor with mineral bitterness providing decent balance. Subtle, bittersweet finish.
slowrunner77 (10232) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
"Not a great reintroduction to the style in 2012. I had the Pyramid first this year, and that one was nice. This wasn’t a bad beer, but too sweet and one dimensional. Didn’t do much for me. "
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap for growler fills at Half-Time. Pours a clear orange with a medium white head. Smells very sweet, with some faint honey and pear notes. Medium bodied, grainy and cloying. Finishes up with some more grain and a bit of acrid bitterness. Tough to drink, unpleasant.
KyotoLefty (9388) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Genesee Brewhouse. Malty nose, caramel and grains. Very sweet caramel flavor, lighly roasted, light grain, some husks. Too sweet and simple.