ttoadee (1171) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour, quick tan head. Nose is malt. more sweet than bitter. Middle is malt syrup and roasted grain. Finish is sweet and bready. OK.
beer_rookie (313) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber color. Thick rich beige head, about two fingers. Very nice lacing.
Aroma is fruity, don’t know that I would call it apricot. Yeasty bread, and alcohol. It is earthy also.
Taste is a little caramel. A little more bitter than most marzens. Again it’s fruity, but don’t know that I would call it apricot. Yeah, if I smack my mouth enough, I can get apricot. It’s not super malty. Pretty well balanced. It leaves a metallic aftertaste. I can also taste the alcohol a little.
Mouthfeel is medium-full. Slightly bitter. Highly drinkable. A slightly oily feeliing.
Overall, I like it okay. It’s a little different, but that’s good. If you’re going to make the same ol, same ol, why bother. I think it could stand a little more of the apricot. The bitterness was unexpected, but it works okay. I like the marzen style a lot because of the sweeter malt heavy profile. But this isn’t bad at all. I think it’s worth a try.
altonbrownd (5163) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bethesda Food and Beverage. Hazy golden body with medium head. Nose is sweet, floral, doughy. Taste is caramel, malts, sugar, honey, wheat. Quite nice. Enjoyable.
Earlier Rating: 9/13/2015 Total Score: 3.3
On tap at ATR Bethesda. Nice amber body with slight head. Nose of caramel, toffee, coffee, some fruits. Taste also malty, caramel with fruits. And then a bitter finish. Quite enjoyable.
bvbunited (67) - Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer does not stand up to other Oktoberfest beer o would suggest going a different route
TattooJack (440) - Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the twelver of bottles (displayed at Jewel). Looks like autumn, kind of a brown/red/amber hybrid. Taste is malt, with some fall spices, a little warmth, but there is a bit of a commercial beer taste I couldn’t get past, not horrible, the 6.4% is good. Was ok ice cold with spicy food.
blutt59 (6423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, this was a little better than the run of the mill Goose Island we have been getting. orange color with white foam, good caramel aroma and flavor with a bit of a flinty undertone.
ronaldtheriot (1701) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Goose Island Oktoberfest has an extremely thick, bone-colored head, a semi-clear, amber appearance, with moderate lacing and lots of white specs roiling throughout. The aroma is of dried apricot and toffee and bread crust, and the flavor is of those elements, with Roman Meal brand bread and noticeable, mild, and appropriate bitterness rounding it out. Mouthfeel is medium, and Goose Island Oktoberfest finishes dry and highly gulpable. RJT
slowrunner77 (9202) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little sweeter than I’m used to - less bread, more toffee - but pretty solid across the board.
Livendadream (191) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Btl. Read commercial discription! It literally would be my exact description. This would be the first time that this has happened to me😄 Malty, earthy,smooth,easy to drink. Solid Oktoberfest lager!
seehaferb23 (164) - - SEP 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
$6 from Safeway. All Oktoberfest beers were delicious tonight. Cheers from Cannery Row Beer Club.
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