joshwoodward (414) - - OCT 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2013 From a bottle. Solid, but there’s a slightly metallic note that distracts. Light and refreshing.
garrison (742) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased from Ludlow Wines in Cincinnati, Ohio - This brew poured a brown marzen beer with the distinctive autumn leaves aroma. Alright, tastewise, it was a fully balanced Oktoberfest brew, but it laxked the sugar content of some of the other Fall season beers. But that’s okee-dokee, I like it.
daniellunsford (105) - - JUN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber red pour with a small head and minimal lacing. Aroma of metal and acidity. Taste is metallic malts in line with Oktoberfest beers. Not very full bodied. Overall a middle of the pack Oktoberfest.
alexsdad06 (3827) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Cincy Beer Fest. Pours a dark orange amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is moderately sweet malts, lightly toasted, hints of nuts and a light fruity note. The flavor is moderately sweet malts, caramel, toasted bread, mild nutty notes; it was interesting enough to finish with all the other beers around.
Evolutionary (217) - Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at mellow mushroom. Dark amber pour and avg head. Great full body and mildly complex taste. Well above avg octoberfest.
---Rated via my mouth
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle... better looking than the average us macro german oktoberfest, a dark crisp orange with a light tan head, ok lace... the nose is light burnt toast with a bit of malt, good... tastes super exaggerates the burnt toast with a bit of peanut butter... doesn’t taste like a normal oktoberfest but its unique to drink and interesting
bluejacket74 (1131) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours an orange/copper color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. Aroma is toasted and caramel malt, along with some bready malt too. Taste is the same as the aroma, it’s all malt. I don’t notice any hops at all. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit coating and it’s well carbonated. Drinkability is good enough, I wouldn’t have a problem drinking more than one of these at a time. A decent brew overall, it’s not a bad Oktoberfest beer. It’s good to see Elevator bottling more of their brews.
Dogbrick (6826) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2010 Sample at the brewpub, this is the September selection in Elevator’s "MBA" program. Pours a clear orange color with a medium thin bone white head that dissipates steadily. Spots and strings of lacing. Caramel malt aroma with slight hops. Medium body with flavors of bready malt, caramel and grain. The finish is sweet and malty with a lingering caramel aftertaste. Decent brew overall.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at Elevator. September offering of the MBA program. Clear copper pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt and caramel and some lager yeast. Caramel malt flavor up front with some noble hop crispness and some lager yeast for a clean finish.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean lager that does not venture much into experimental territory, but does a fair job at providing toasty vienna flavours.
Sweet and toasty malts are rapidly balanced by welcome leafy hops. Soft and gentle carbonation feels pillowy on the palate, though they cut any crispiness aspiration. obvious vienna character with toasty, grainy, sunflower seeds developments.
More hop character would be most welcome as the malts never venture beyond the call of duty.