skmikeg (899) - Poway, California, 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 (838) - 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 (10914) - 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 (839) - 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 (2606) - 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.