rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. amber mahogany with one finger head. big caramel malt. smooth and sweet, but rather one dimensional (at least the one dimension is rather well done).
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share by Ryan, aroma of sweet malt and pecan/nuttiness. Taste is similar, bit of sweet grain, it's alright.
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bwa5879 (655) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a very pristine ruby brown. Full inch of offwhite head that settled quickly. Sweet grains and sour malt fill the nose, fresh hay/grass, some indistinct bitterness and cloves are faintly detectable. Average carbonation, creamy mouthfeel that turns watery, clean finish. Sour lager taste, bready malts and bitter Euro hops buried beneath. Very balanced and easy drinking, nothing too above and beyond though.
seymour (1435) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared from a 12oz brown bottle into a mini Oktoberfest stein. It poured a hazy amber colour with weak white foam. Grainy, candy- sweet pilsener malt, toasty and caramelly aromas, nice noble hops balance, faint soy sauce, seemed a bit oxidized despite being a brand-new bottle. Medium body and carbonation, lasting residual sweetness. Some alcoholic warmth.
hondajunkie (89) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly dark amber with a 1 finger khaki head that fades quickly leaving watery like lacing. Notes of caramelized malt, spice, hay, grass. Big spicy malt hit at first then flavor tappers off with a slight tart finish. Very drinkable, like the flavor profile and one of the best Oktoberfest beers I’ve had.
Onslow (1164) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear medium amber brew with off white head. Weak aroma of malt and a little grass. Taste is weaker sweet malt, a little fruit and a weak spiciness. Some grassy bitter emerges at the finish. Off putting adjunt like overtones, wet paper / cardboard tastes, take away from this brew.
Travlr (11842) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear deep amber color, medium cream colored head. Aroma of raw biscuit dough, subtle fruit. Taste starts malty and sweet, but with bitter straw at the finish.
SamP01 (566) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear brown amber with a medium off white head. Aroma and taste of toasted grains, malt and some mild grass notes. A medium body with moderate carbonation on the palate. Has some light caramel and mild hops bitterness on the end. Overall not the best Oktoberfest but still a refreshing brew.
MadRobin (1940) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap 5 oz. sample at Judges' Bench in Ellicott City, MD.
Clear, bright amber with no head and trivial lacing.
Aroma of sweet malt, banana, bread and nutmeg.
Taste of nutmeg, sweet malt, banana and bread.
Medium/full body and medium/low carbonization.
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wlajwl (3877) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is malts, light bananas and a hint of fruit. The flavor is malts, fruit, bananas and a dryish and mildly bitter finish.