bwa5879 (501) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice clear dark orange pour with an inch or so of offwhite head. Really nice creamy and doughy scent, bitter earthy and citrus rind undertones, really nice. Soft carbonation, average body, finish slightly dry. Light flavor, cream, pine and metallic euro hops, grain-y, a bit or orange rind. Good easy drinking, a little light but great flavor.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, Snallygaster. Clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some bread, light spicy. Medium body, light stickiness.
rlpeeler (67) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap came out a rich amber with modest head. Taste is a nice balance of hops and malt -overall a rich smooth taste. More fruity and a tad sweeter than you might expect in an Oktoberfest but a very drinkable and definitely worth a taste.
AirForceHops (2573) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of queenholly, Thanks so much for getting this one for me! Nose is distinctively fruity hops with a solid amount of caramel malt. Very pleasing aroma…. The flavor is hearty with nice doses of bready malt, toasted grain and the fruity hops comes through in the finish. The texture is thick and chewy… damn nice. This brew can give any top notch German Marzen serious competition. I immediately wanted to drink more of it. Too bad I can’t buy this anywhere in New England.
mrohia (121) - - OCT 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Max & Erma's, Dayton, OH. Draft. Average in every way. Very mellow. Fizzy. Not hoppy or malty. Small hint of hazel nut.
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Ericular (429) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with small head but lasting carbonation and good lacing. Aroma is floral with cinnamon other holiday spices. Not a bad aroma, just pretty faint and hard to discern. Taste is sweet caramel malts that are slightly balanced by some earthy bitterness keeping it crisp. Overall a middle-of-the-road style for me, but this one stays sweet and easy drinking the whole time. Taste had a dirtiness to it at first, but was much better after hitting the recommended 45 degree serving temp.
rick_91709 (109) - USA - OCT 13, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep amber color. Very clear. Little head which didn't last. Slightly spicy aroma. Taste is a little on the sweet side but not too much. OK I guess.
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Dacrza (448) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: September 13, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Ayinger willibecker... OCCASION: first full week of school is done--and the power’s back in our house...APPEARANCE: upward cascading bubbles uphold a thick, foam-laden off-white head; orange amber body conveys an Oktoberfest with nice tracings... AROMA: beautiful caramel malts; some flowery hops add balance; grassy undertones add to its earthy aroma...PALATE: mellow, medium-bodied and pleasantly drinkable; balanced between tongue and tooth...TASTE: sweet, buttery caramel and sugary/salty enough to force of a lick of the lips; a winning sweetness that makes this style rewarding... OVERALL: clean, crisp and fulfilling--an Oktoberfest can do little more to impress; outstanding may be a stretch, but the sum of its parts suggests this appellation...
DedicatedToFun (1811) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent oktoberfest beer, bottle, complements of Great lakes, overall pretty decent oktoberfest
SpongeRuiner (531) - Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got this one off of a recommendation. Pretty good but I don’t think Octoberfests are my favorite style.