Barreras (1230) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an amber color with a hops clean aroma. A slight spice to the smell. Taste is simple and clean, minor lager hops finish that lingers on the palate. Aftertaste is a bit earthy but overall decent.
BMan1113VR (7902) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a clear golden orange hued body with a medium sized white head. Aromas are malty, clean, toasty. No esters, lightly grassy. Grainy. A touch of vanilla. Flavors are malty, clean, grainy. Slightly more bitter than I expected. Low melanoidin, grainy. Lively bubbles, medium bodied with a dry finish.
J_man (785) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich malty German lager aroma from a beautiful crystal clear pumpkin orange/bronze body with a thin white head. Caramel malt and light sweetness follow with a surprisingly floral hop taste that’s not quite appropriate here but still tastes good. Earthy hop bitterness hits the tongue and balances the malt nicely. Finishes clean and sweet. A good German style lager if not quite to style.
jtclockwork (10657) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours golden amber with off white head. Nose and taste of sweet grain, sweet malt, sweet corn, light caramel and vanilla. Medium body.
SDalkoholic (2223) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Appeared as a medium golden/amber hue with a foamy topping of head. Aroma was simple with a pleasant base of malts but also allows room for a slight profile of hops. The drink is solid marzen style with a moderate delivery of subtle sweet malts brewed in a crisp and clean lager style. Good to find a new Oktoberfest beer while Oktoberfest is still happening.
SHIG (3915) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Poured an orange copper color with a white head. Aroma was sweet spice and grain. Taste was refreshing blend of sweet grain and malts.
skmikeg (1279) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper-amber with a small off white head with very little lacing. Aroma is of toasted bread, sweet malts, and some caramel malts. Taste is of toasted malts, sourdough bread, some cereal malts, toffee, some mild hop bitterness, and a little vanilla. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a well balanced, medium finish. overall, a pretty decent Oktoberfest.
Thisis12ptfont (988) - 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 (12899) - 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