superspak (4483) - Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 12/19/2012. Pours fairly crystal clear orange copper color with a small 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, pear, apple, toast, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, molasses, and herbal hops. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity; fits the style very well. Taste of caramel, toast, brown sugar, toffee, pear, apple, biscuit, light nuttiness, floral, and herbal hops. Minimal bitterness on the finish as expected; with lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, toast, biscuit, toffee, light nuttiness, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Pretty nice flavor balance and complexity, but it was not as robust feeling as I was hoping from the aromas; zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good Oktoberfest style. Nice flavor balance and complexity; and very smooth to drink as expected. Could have used a bit fuller flavor, but this was still a very good style representation. Definitely enjoyed this one.
chinchill (4136) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz van into a lager glass.
Beautiful appearance with a deep copper-amber body that’s topped by a thick and tall off-white head. Excellent clarity. Little visible carbonation after ’settling’.
Mild aroma, as expected, with both bready malts and spicy hops evident.
The flavor is a bit more hoppy with a solid malt base. Overalll, lightly bitter
Block (2168) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is really light. Some slightly malty flavors in the body which quickly disappears. Low on the hops content as well.
LetsGoState (789) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance is amber with tan head. Aroma is sweet. Taste is light with a balance of sweet malts and bitterness. Not the best example, but drinkable.
Arseniq33 (62) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful amber with a medium head. On the nose, malt, caramel, with an interesting hop presence. Same goes for the taste. The body is kind of weak though, and so is the final. It is a good beer, and I’d drink it again without a problem.
Aggiebob (671) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Clear copper with a small white head. It had virtually no nose. The flavor was sweet with some caramel, biscuit and a little dark fruitiness.
smaynard6000 (956) - Apopka, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color with small white head. Aroma of caramel malt. Sweet flavor with biscuit and cereal notes. Medium bodied. Pretty good.
PhillyBeer2112 (2740) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice enough, nice toffee and vinous notes with a deep caramel. Slightly lighter bodied than the Munich ones. But otherwise pretty good, true to style.
tekstr1der (345) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great looking, deep amber with finger of thick off-white foam which laced the entire way down. Aromas are of light bready malt, but fairly subdued. Unfortunately the taste is less remarkable. Fairly smooth, and somewhat sweet, there’s just not a ton of character here. Middle of the road for the style.
JDBaker11058 (1839) - Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
appearance: clear medium amber brown, one finger of light khaki head, average lacing. aroma:caramel malts, light brown sugar, cola, slightly nutty, a bit of strawberry. taste: cola, caramel, light toffee, slight note of toasted brown bread and nuts, a bit of red stone fruit. finish: clean and slightly sweet, a bit of fruit and nut notes lingering. notes: Really nice take. Balanced and clean, supremely easy to drink. First new Octoberfest beer of the season and it started out with a winner.
markas101 (2271) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Biscuit malt aroma. Some pepper and ginger. Medium body, sweet, a bit flat but nice that it doesn’t smack you with pumpkin or spices. Very drinkable.