golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, I think thanks to cpferris. Ruby amber pour with a little off-white head. Aroma is sweet grainy / bready malt with light toasting. Flavor is the same, sweet grainy malt, lightly fruity, and some bready malt in the finish. Pretty decent for the style.
kassner (1437) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle from 3 Sons, deep amber, no head, some lacing but taste wise dissappointing, earthy, and maybe some strange hop effort but no clear Malts
Aurelius (4677) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium light clear copper. Strawberry and butter aroma - super fruity. Tangy, strawberry-apricot esters over a woody, malt-bisucity backbone. Starchy, crisp mouthfeel with a lingering toasty aftertaste. Faintly sweet sometimes, and aspirin bitter at others. Light caramel as it warms. This Oktoberfest won in a back-to-back with Flying Dog Dogtoberfest.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Clear amber pour with little head. Full malty aroma with a bit of fruitiness. But overall I’d like it to have more of a presence. I think this is one of the more unique octoberfests I’ve had. There is a light malty sweetness with some fruit mixed in (Like apple and orange), and a touch of earthy hops. I really like this. Very solid. Medium body with kind of a round mouth feel. A good choice for fall this year.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear amber with with a small whitish head. Aroma of caramel and fruit. Flavor was caramel and roasted malt. Dry finish. Medium body with good carbonation.
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice color with little head. Caramel malt flavor that finishes dry and with a slight hoppy bitterness.
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle: Light amber color, non-existant head after pour. Aroma of sweet fruit, caramel and malts. Lots of roasted malty taste with some caramel hints. Finishes dry. Medium in body but the heavy malt taste almost makes it too filling. A solid choice but I guess my expectations were higher.
nihar (68) - Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Faint aroma of hops with a hint of malts... pours amber colored with no head.... Tastes like a lager with some caramel... easy to drink....
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber, needs a hard pour to get any head. Very faint aroma. Decent lager beer, just not very interesting and kinda nondescript.
RONCOD (228) - Uledi, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice amber color with a thin off white head. Nice caramel malt flavor.Very tasty beer. Excellent Oktoberfest beer!