esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with a thin quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma of caramel, toasted and Vienna malt. Taste of caramel, light alcohol, mild noble hops and Munich malts. A little heavy on the carb feel leading up to a peppy finish. Ok.
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured amber with a white head. Aroma of caramel. Sweet malt flavor backed by spice.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to 17thfloor. Hazy darker amber with medium to large white head. Distinct red fruit with citrus, yeast, rich caramel and a little green apple. Flavor is green apple, red fruit, a little cardboard, graininess, grass, chalk. Medium body with active carbonation. A little past its prime and GL is typically more solid than this.
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a reddish amber, small off-white head, no haze to the body. Rich with caramel and toasted malts, fruity, with some grassy hops. Some sweet caramel malts, a slight bitter finish. Crisp finish, well-balanced and refreshing.
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aight oktoberfest, nothing special, nothing stuck out, didnt have that german vibe to it but it had the american version of the german vibe goin on. most likely violated the purity law. Idk, aight, if im gettin great lakes im getting something else and if im getting oktoberfest im gettin something else.
JMerritt (1902) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, light red-orange in color with a large, off-white head. Head retention is nice, lacing is thick. Lightly malty sweet caramel aroma, hints of grassy hops and a lightly spicy black pepper note. Flavor has a nice bitter pine tar quality, notes of tea rounded out with white cookie malts. Lively carbonation works well with this particular Oktoberfest.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of iced tea, caramel, toffe. Medium hazy brown hue with a small foamy mostly disappearing head that left little lace. Flavor is sweet and herbal. Palate is light bodied and watery smooth. Frackin crap. Made for the mindless masses so that they have something to drink.
gsmitty80 (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a solid oktoberfest. I thought it tasted very smooth and malty with a sweet flavor and traditional taste. More like an amarican version, not very German.
dpjuart (1094) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Sudsys. Pours Red with 1/2 finger fizzy, white head. Nose is caramel and slight toffee. Malty throughout, caramel and toffee, dry and thin, nice crispness at the end with a kiss of malt. Body is medium but watery. Drinkable brew. It’s a repeater.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle courtesy of fiver29. Pours a clear dark gold with a one finger cream head and moderate lacing. Nose is malt, some spice and light hops. Taste is malt, toasted nuts and mild spice with a light hoppy finish. Lighter mouth feel. Decent – thanks John!