Thisis12ptfont (828) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Weak aromas of caramel malts. Dark shade of amber/copper. Light, crisp lager taste with some wood and caramel malt. Light bodied with a mild flavor of light hops. Overall, decent oktoberfest at best. Just simple and plain. I’d give it a C- rating.
brokensail (10644) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber in color with a finger of white head. Nose is rather malty with a nice toasted malt note and plenty of bread. A touch of toffee sweetness, floral and spicy hops, and a light yeastiness. The flavor is really heavy on the bread. Lots of toffee and toast with a moderate sweetness. Some floral and earthy hops, a light spiciness, and some yeast. The flavor is a bit grainy on the finish.
Thourne (4) - California, USA - SEP 2, 2012 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Out of bottle, almost no head, less than 1/4". Smells amost like a Trappist beer, medium malt with bread and toffee notes. slight sour start and finishes smooth but quickly. I felt Samuel Adams Octoberfest tasted better
Getbetter (815) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a tap,brass shade in color,light white head,a great Oktoberfest beer.I would recommend trying.
Blairgus (2563) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
17 Sept 2011, tap at the brewery. light amber, clear, steady bubbles. soft caramel malt, a little skunky and faint dusty hops. med body and a bit fizzy. soft caramel and oatmeal. okay.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange with a creamy white head. Barley malt vanilla and light citrus hops aroma and taste with a strong cereal grain finish.
KingGerman (13) - California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark golden marzen brewed first in 2010. Aromatic and tasting strongly of malt this beer needs a good breather before drinking deeply. There are a few sharp tastes in the beer that detract but overall it’s a nice high alcohol rendition of the German classic.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 liter growler thanks to Tim, pours caramel with a medium tan head. Aroma is caramel malt, some toffee, very nutty with corn and grassy hops. Flavor is rich caramel malt, creamy grass and hay with a toffee and grass finish that lingers for a bit. The carbonation is spot on, highly drinkable with just enough going on to make it interesting.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this on tap at Hangar 24 in Redlands.
This orangeish pour starts out with some nice malty sweetness and finishes crisply. It’s pretty tasty.
JoeTheYounger (1142) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Octoberfest release party. Poured a clear golden amber color with tiny white head. Aroma was biscuits and toasted bread. Taste was malty and bready. Very easy to drink. Pretty good for the style.