5000 (5000) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle:   Deep caramel, moderate frothy light beige head, somewhat decent lacing.   Nose is of a grainy/malty aspect, touch of sourness.   On the tongue its malty, bready, a bit husky, some sour aspect that I donít think is intended.   A Fall seasonal that is already broken?   The sourness shouldnt be there.   A bit of a candyish sweetness, pixie stix but without the dry aspect.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes bready, nutty, a touch sour, and not like what any Amber Ale or Oktoberfest should be.   Blech....
alexsdad06 (3103) - Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a slightly hazy amber brown with a small off white head. The aroma had caramel and buttery toffee, light herbs, grass with a hint of toasted bread. The flavor had caramel malts, light toast, light herbs with a smooth character.
DrSilverworm (2970) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle shared by Tmoney99. Mildly hazy caramel / brown color. Thin khaki head, decent lace. Smooth, creamy texture. Lighter carbonation, medium body. Interesting aroma - light spice, apple pie, chocolate. Very unusual oktoberfest, much more rich and full-bodied. Light sweet taste, little bitter, spice. Interesting, definitely stands out
b3shine (2465) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks solid; a murky copperish with thin off-white lacing. Smells like Wortherís candies. Tastes decent, but not as inviting as it smells. Average on the palate. Meh.
esjaygee (3209) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Greenbush Brewpub. Murky brown with an off-white head, amber lowlights and mild lacing. Aroma of toffee, malt, grains and mild maple. Taste of toffee, roasted malt, dark fruits and mild tannins.
Tmoney99 (8844) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub. Poured hazy brown color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate aroma of toasted sweet malt. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Well balanced toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This beer exceeded my expectations.
crossovert (4775) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Easily the worst from this brewery. An oktoberfest has to be a lager, and as an ale this one isnít that great. Watery, light hop flavor, malty, crappy for the most part.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at hopcat. dark amber with small head. caramel and roasted malt all around with some sticky sugar and malts in the finish
NobleSquirrel (3336) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft at Owen & Engine. I must have had a different batch of this than everyone else. Pours looking appropriate, deep copper with a frothy off-white head. Itís downhill from there. The nose is a trainwreck with minty and peppery phenolics. Very not-clean and just strange. Bread crust in the background, but the phenolics are just wrong. On tasting, itís no better. Nutmeg and peppermint notes spread on a faint bready malt profile. I have no idea how this made it past QA. Bad.
TheAlum (4359) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6 oz pour on tap at the brewpub (Sawyer, MI). Pours a rich copper hue, good haze, fiery edges, copper hues, with a frothy tannish head, offwhite maybe with a good thicker layer, ok lacing. Aromas are crisp grains, toast and biscuits mixing into toffee and caramel. A faint waft of dark fruit, some tea, faint spicy hop and yeast. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied offering toffee and caramel, biscuits and some red fruit up front. Touches of soap and toast, light dryness pushes into more fruity qualities. Finish is a touch of spice and dryness, toast, and some fruity sweetness which seems a touch out of place. Remains red fruity and toffee filled, touches of toast and dry biscuits are gentle. Not bad, but very different in my book.. Lacking a yeasty spice or spicy hop. A little sweet for what I was expecting. More toast and pretzel as I get further into it, drying it out a bit more. Itís an odd one, but I dug it.