superspak (2481) - 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.
generallee08 (621) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has a thick and foamy beige head over a dark orange amber colored body with good clarity. The head has good retention and slowly fades to thin covering leaving nice slick lacing that slides down the glass as I sip. Its aroma is creamy sweet and malty with some toasted caramel notes and mild leafy hops. The flavor has wonderful toasted notes with sweet creamy caramel and mild spicy/leafy hops. Hop bitterness is mild throughout but picks in the finish and fades off the tongue slowly. It has a smooth and creamy texture that is just slightly sick with good balanced carbonation and a solid medium to full body.
alexsdad06 (5342) - Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from backlog notes. Pours a clear copper color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted bread, caramel, earthy hops, some mild fruity notes, grass, pretty basic Oktoberfest.
TXBadger (1265) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a darker amber color with off-white head. Caramel malt mainly on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more malt character.
HippieFee (55) - - MAY 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Not a bad beer but not great either. Has that distinctive Octoberfest taste to it. Fortunately no weird spice flavor on this, but it does taste like fall to me. Dry on the palate with some hops flavor to it.
hockeybeerguy (1705) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a caramel-amber body with a slightly creamy white film of a head. Carbonation seen rising.
The smell had mild hops with some caramel malts.
The taste was sweet through the malts, not as balanced as I would have hoped.
The palate sat about a light to medium, slightly creamy, sessionable, no aftertaste or finish.
Overall, good for the style, decent to me.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice but quite watery as many of this brewery ones. NIce lager hints and not so much an Oktoberfest.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. deep amber with small head. very average oktoberfest style. caramel malt and light hops.
ROBC3366 (555) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt, spice and nuts. Taste is roasted malts and spices. Palate is a bit too spicy for style.
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jrodooo5 (948) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yet another malty, bland & just blah beer. I’m not a huge octoberfest fan. They are drinkable which I suppose is their point for existence but just not complex or memorable. The orange/reddish pour is kinda cool tho. This one is ok & pretty much like all the rest.
Bierkrug (2133) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
355 ml bottle from Crown in Pompano Beach, Florida. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt, spice and nuts. Taste is roasted malts and spices. Palate is a bit too spicy for style.