joshwoodward (218) - - SEP 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m an Oktoberfest novice, and I wanted to try a good example of the style. This is it. Very easy drinking despite the 6.5%, Quite fruity for a lager. There’s a very distinctive flavor that I can’t put my finger on. Very nice brew.
GandGKevin (842) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much in the aromas department. A little sweeter style of Oktoberfest beer. Overall pretty tasty.
Murrow (69) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours a deep gold with orange-tan head. Sharp, sweet aroma of grapes. Pleasant, warm flavor of alcohol and bread up front, with spicy finish. Smooth mouthfeel, light to medium bodied. Alcohol is quite noticeable, but well balanced with the flavor of this beer. Very enjoyable beer.
bUAkronG (15) - Akron, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a lager glass.
Aroma: roasted caramel notes with malty tones. Not that great of scent, honestly. A little musty if you ask me.
Appearance: nice orange-amber color with a half-finger white head(I keep my beer too cold so I don’t get much of a head on it). Still like how it looks.
Taste: nothing extra spectacular here. A very solid Oktoberfest, one of my favorites for sure. Spices and malts with slight hints of hops.
Palate: very easy to drink. Goes down very smooth. Finishes with a slight alcoholic burn.
Overall: I am starting to really enjoy the fall season for its Octoberfest beers, and Great Lakes Brewing Company makes arguably one of the best. Definitely pick is up if you get the chance.
Gription79 (1579) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Great malt character. There is some honey, bread, grain, fruity hops. Very nice. Clean and well made.
60minuteman (432) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Subdued, balanced, spicy, roasted, malty, hoppy, seasonal goodness. I thoroughly enjoyed this from GL. As if I wouldn’t...
bluemooner (554) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber with a medium, off-white head. Aroma is very malty with caramel. Flavor is outstanding malt with hints of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, some spices, and some nuttiness. Medium body with medium carbonation. Pretty good overall.
drdisque (379) - Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Jerry’s Chicago. Pours cloudy auburn. Great looking beer. Good crisp slightly sweet caramelized flavor with a crisp and only slightly bitter finish. Another well crafted brew from great lakes.
adnielsen (6200) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Happy Gnome. Porus a clear, burnt orange appearance with a white head. Quite sweet, toasty malty, caramel, cracker, a touch fruity aroma. Creamy, orange fruity, light earthy, toasty caramel, a bit bready flavor.
48FanInCali (493) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice "Octoberfest" beer. Copper pour with nice head. Nose is bready malt. Taste has a nice sweet caramel malt presence. One of the best for this style.