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.
McGarnigle (580) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Copper-orange color, clear, but thin head. This seems pretty well within the style. More malt than hops, and the hops that are there are German. Dry finish. Clean. I almost sensed a little out-of-place spice here, but that may have just been the combo of various flavors. Slightly low fizz for a lager. Decent Okt, but not memorable.
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with bright clarity, perfect amber with light lager bubbles making their way to the top. Retention was poor, but poured a finger of off white foam. Left a thin ring and some patchy spots of lace. Nose was toasty, crusty bread and lager yeast. A very light malt sweetness on the nose. Taste is bold with bread and lager yeast twang. Has a gentle sweetness and finishes with a touch of bitter. It has a mineral quality to the taste and the mouthfeel is light and a bit thin. Had a citrus taste in the finish. My criticisms would be that the malt wasn’t silky enough and could have used a touch more sweet presence in the drink. The hops were a bit too bitter for my taste and the yeast was powerful and a bit sour.
This is my first beer from Ellicottville and they did a great beer to style.
decoman (8) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2008 does not count
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
When ordering this I guess I expected a Marzen style but it poured a lot lighter, and the server that day didn’ tknow the style (Fredonia location) but it was floverful and went well with what I had for lunch.