jb (2146) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark gold. Nose is more hop dominated than typical, floral citrus. Clean palate, german hops, sweet, a bit of malt. Balance and okay, misses the mark of an Okt.
pushkinwow (1955) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Paul. Clear amber with a generous off white head that quickly fades to thin ring around the outside of the glass. Bit sweet and marzipan, bready, fresh and lightly roasted malt, some slight hops and stale caramel. Moderate carbonation, decent body, sweet but not overdone, becomes very dry and sweet at the end with fresh dough.
ansermadide (1505) - Kyle, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear, golden in color with a white head, this has a somewhat pleasant, lager aroma with light caramel. It’s a little too light and watery, sightly sweet with a little bitterness that ends awkward and thin. Weird finish. I don’t like this. It’s downright skunky.
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a small off-white head. Aromas of rice, sweet, and sugar. The flavor is sweet sugar and malt, buttery pie crust, and some slight spice. Average. 
Chad9976 (1127) - Albany, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hops aren’t something you tend to find a lot of in Oktoberfestbiers, which makes an even remotely hoppy brew of the style stand out. That’s certainly the case with Ellicottville Oktoberfest - an otherwise by-the-book marzen with real hop character.
I poured a 12oz bottle into my OktoBEERfest mug.
Appearance: Attractive clear shade of dark amber/copper. Forms a small, beige, sudsy head which evaporates quickly and almost completely.
Smell: Typical American lager aroma but with a subtle floral scent.
Taste: I would not describe Ellicottville Oktoberfest as robust and complex, but I would say it has a rather unique palate for an American Oktoberfest. Mild sweetness throughout the entire first half of the palate - mostly amber grain but nothing particularly confectionary. Right as it starts to finish there’s a crackle of sharp hoppy bitterness. More dry than a spicy, with even the faintest trace of citrus. It’s really quite prominent consider the beer is only 28 IBUs (according to the brewery’s website). This drinks more like an amber ale as it has no generic lager taste at all. Though not absolutely delicious, there’s nothing boring about this palate at all. It’s a nice change of pace for sure.
Drinkability: This is exactly what you want out of an Oktoberfest: plenty of flavor but no massive girth. Ellicottville Oktoberfest has an energetic, but comfortable mouthfeel. It goes down smooth and is fairly clean, though the hops do create for a slightly dry aftertaste. The 5.6% ABV is perfect for the size.
pete4999 (991) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Really not very good. Smells loosely of hay and assorted malts. Taste is pretty similar...very thin and not all that great. I wasn’t really expecting a ton, though. Meh.
dresden (781) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from pushkinwow. Pours a clear copper with a fizzy offwhite head. Sweet aroma with some light floral hops. Sweet taste with a bit of bready malt. Pretty good for the style but not a great beer.
RickTStiles (696) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Typical Marzen style lager with some hints of spice and orange. no off flavors what so ever but nothing standing out either.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: It was poured from a half-gallon growler into a dimpled mug.
Appearance: It had a nice, deep amber colored body with good clarity. The head was creamy white in color and thin. It faded fast leaving just a ring of bubbles on top of the body.
Smell: The aroma had earthy and herbal hops with a hint of sweet malt and a touch of lemon oil.
Taste/Mouth feel: Its flavor had a good mix of sweet, caramel and bready malts with leafy/herbal hops and a hint of sweet lemon. Its mild hop bitterness fades off the tongue in the finish. The texture is smooth and mellow with soft carbonation. It is very drinkable and medium bodied.
Notes: I love a good Oktoberfest and this one fits the bill nicely.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
a lot of caramel sweetness going on- straw orange color. wife loved it- but not my favorite style, and lacking the body and breadyness I look for in an oktoberfest.