pete4999 (1414) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an amber brown, whitish-khaki head. Reddish when held to the light. Smells nice and sweet, like caramel. Little malty, nice but subtle smell. Simple, smooth mouthfeel, with a little creaminess to it, very nice. Taste is caramel, some dark fruits, even some honey. Some hops towards the beginning, but not really at the end. Pretty good overall.
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I liked this a lot... Very smooth, thin to medium body... barely any aroma to speak of... but overall it’s a nice malty, smooth and easy drinking oktoberfest. This would easily be in my top 10 for fest beers
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Binny’s in Plainfield Tasting. Amber pour with a light tan head. Malty aroma with some sweetness to go along with it. It was o.k.
MissK (20) - Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled - creamy head with a slight amber color. Smells of barley and hops. Doesn’t look too carbonated, but it hits on the back of the tongue. Tastes clean with a malty finish.
williamherbert (1478) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet bready malt aroma, like molasses. Some mild cherries. Earthy with a mild grassy hop; not bad.
The appearance is no head to speak of, but a rich orange color. Clear, and a little watery.
The flavor is sweet toffee malts, cherries and sugary caramel; candi sugars. Very sweet, not much bitter balance, save for a mild Bavarian malt bite. Pleasant...not great.
Feels fizzy with a dry creamy thickness. Underwhelming, although pleasant enough. Too sweet with no bitter respite.
dutch23mp (313) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz imported from Ohio not bad at all. does taste like a good German Oktoberfest brew dark amber slightly hopy with a sweet note and bitter aftertaste typical of this type of brew.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Coles, Buffalo NY. Pours a light amber. sweet malt aroma. taste is sweet malts, mild hop bitterness, well balanced, good octoberfest
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Great Lakes Brewing Co. into plastic cup? Light red-amber color with slightly tan head. Pretty malty and sweet/bitter hop taste. Good session beer, clean finish.
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
i had been looking forward to this and I was not dissapointed, the flavor was well balanced it had the perfect amount of malts for my taste, the hops were a little more profound than I prefer for this style but overall I thoroughly enjoyed this!
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed via 12 oz bottle in a pub glass. I have had this beer on several occasions, usually in the mid- to late fall, and it always impresses. The Oktoberfest pours a nice solid golden color, not quite copper, but note quite straight "gold." The nose gives the first indication that this example is going to be stylistically excellent. Hints of rich malt and a touch of German noble hops come through. Flavors coming through on the palate are equally splendid. Munich malty goodness is prevalent, rendering one with the feeling of walking through a beer garden in Munich. The finish is medium-dry, allowing for a high level of drinkability. An extremely well-crafted German seasonal.