Shag (2723) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A copper color with a white head. The aroma is malty with some caramel and bready notes. The flavor is malty with some dark fruit, toffee, and caramel showing up. The palate was fuller than many I’ve had in the style. Overall a spot on O-Fest. Good!
Bricks (793) - Delaware, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great copper amber color. Overwhelming floral malt aroma, but good. Tastes like typical Marzen with a hint of hoppiness. A little fizzy, but good.
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized auburn colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent light orange brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was Vienna malt. The crisp and clean mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering Vienna malt aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of Vienna malt sweet and mild hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
markas101 (2088) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle,Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Medium amber, slight haze, minimal head. Caramel aroma, some autumn spice, bright hops. Sweet, bright with a medium body toffee flavour. Long sweet finish.
LetsGoState (722) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is sweet malts. Taste is somewhat balanced, but too much sweetness for me. Overall drinkable.
tysongillmore (355) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good aroma. Has the scent of their bourbon county stout (which I love). Different from other Oktoberfest beers. Malty, sweet, slight smoke flavor.
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rjplumer (765) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toffee and malt aroma. Clear deep copper body with a thick off-white head. Taste is of sweet apricot and toffee. Has a touch of bitterness but the malt balances it out nicely. Clean finish.
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
ABC bottle side-by-side with the SN fest beer. Comparatively much darker bronze color with a tan head. Lots of sweeter, caramel malt and yeast. Very light bitterness if any. Maybe a touch too sweet but still very pleasant.
JStax (4117) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle aplit with drsilverworm. Clear copper with a white head. No retention. Aroma is musky and strongly grassy. Leathery almost. I got the dried apricot as it warms. Medium body and higher carbonation.
DrSilverworm (9100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, from my local Kroger. Split with jstax. Bottled on 13/aug/15. Clear amber color. Thin off-white head. No lace sticks. Nutty, malty, toasty and spicy flavor up front. Pretty nice. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. I was skeptical about the description of dried apricot, but yeah, you can kind of see that. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, crisp lighter to moderate carbonation. Mild slick, bit of dryness. Pretty decent oktoberfest. Better than expected. Solid to enjoy with my sandwich.