smaynard6000 (510) - Apopka, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a rich amber color with very small, evaporating off-white head. Spicy aroma with undertone of sweetness. Not as much flavor as I expected, some caramel and toffee comes through, sweetish finish. Good session brew.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, BB 10/24/07. Poured clear, brilliant medium orange with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasted caramel malts, grainy, leafy hoppage, and some grassy notes.. well-executed. The flavor had sweet and toasty caramel at the core, with toasted bread crumbles riding out the short-ish finish.. mild floral and grassy bitterness increased toward the back of the mouth.. toasty, sweet, and almost sticky finish. Smooth and lighter-bodied on the palate with a dry, refreshing, slightly grainy finish. Good stuff!
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2007
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a reddish gold with no head to speak of. Plenty of spice and malt in the nose. Pleasant. Taste is no where as good as the nose. The spices that were in the nose are hidden in the taste. Just a simple lager is left in the taste. Nothing to get excited about. Expected more from Great Lakes. I’ve loved everything from them to date.
demitriustown (1027) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma is almost like sweet bread, hop undertone, with a caramel malt texture in the aroma as well. Smells a little bit medicinal too. Pours an amber gold with a small head that diminishes into nothing. Taste is really bready, some malts, and rather off tasting IMO. some caramel and some really strange tastes overall round it out. Palate is lightly sweet, and lightly tingling on the tongue. And some well coating maltiness. Overall, A really strange brew in my opinion. Almost Vegetable like. Nothing like other Oktoberfests that I’ve had
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, 9/28/07. Pours a very light amber with very light foam, very poor retention, somewhat decent lacing. Aroma is very generic, a little bit of hop with a good bit of veggie offness. Flavor is relatively flat, little bit of malt, feels kinda thin. Nowhere near as malty as I expected, a barely above average Oktoberfest.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle - dark yellow color with very small, quickly dissapearing off white head. Aroma is definitely lager-like, faint sulphur notes, bit fruity with apple and pear notes, hint of light caramel. Flavor has some lightly kilned, slightly chewy malts, fair amount of lightly toasted caramel, touch of oak and honey, with a balanced, slightly sweet finish. Although I don’t consider myself an expert in this style, I did enjoy this one - a nice session beer.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from ucusty...BB 10/13/07. pours light amber with orange hints and a small white head. aroma is of rewashed veal stock when its being strained... caramel malt, pennies, spices?, cheap malt liquor, and cooked veggies. medium bodied with nice creaminess. sweet fruity malt flavor is nutty with hints of the alcohol content. mild ’lager’ qualities appear as it warms...
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color. Smell of malt, caramel, hops, spice, minor pumpkin, leaves and some burnt toast. Taste of malt, hops, caramel, bread, pepper, cinnamon, sugar and minor alcohol. Nice one!!!!
pineypower (2359) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to my last Santa. Pours out a nice amber/copper color with a solid slightly off white head. Aroma is sweet malts with slight caramel. Taste is nice and drinkable, this time of year I’m into the spirit of Oktoberfest, normally I’d be crying for more hops. Nice sweetness on the finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4471) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draft at RIvertowne Pub this beer poured a dark caramel-amber color with a large caramel colored head. The aroma somewhat faint sweet malts. The flavor was malty, lightly nutty and had notes of caramel and light tart and fruity hops. The finish was long malty caramel. Nicely balanced.