davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Aromas of caramel, cherry, apple, and a hint of chocolate. Taste is sweet, with average length, and a touch of sourness. Palate is velvety, with a medium body. Amber, with a head that disappears.
Aurelius (4028) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2005 Spicy and floral. Medium light bronze. Well-hopped, good CO2 sting. Buttery, floral, lightly sweet with some fruitiness. Medium, edgy hop and CO2-fizzy finish. Medium body. Best brewpub Oktoberfest yet this year. rerate: 2005 Aroma is very fruity. Parched malt flavours. Good for the style.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany color. Tastes a bit like ribbon candy. I’d like to take a note as to how much I love other people picking up the check for new beers I have. Had this at Union Sq. location. One of the better Oktoberfests I’ve drank since experiencing the style.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a thick tan head. Smells like grain and caramel and fruits. Smooth taste with a good deal of caramel. This is really nice.
GregClow (2847) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught sampler at Empire State Building location. Clear amber with a small tan head. Good balance in the aroma and flavour of sweet, nutty malts and spicey hops. Body is clean and crisp. Nice take on the style, a good one for the lagerheads.
Jow (2005) - New York, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Heartland Brewery at 42nd and 8th. Not my favorite part of town but had hour to kill. Much darker then i expected. Taste of caramel malt and plent roasty notes. slight nutty chraacter and just right amount of bitterness. pleasanty surprised by this. pretty good.
tgncc (2740) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful color, mainly red, with purple and brown. very fall-like. Decent white head. The aroma is weak, and slightly off-putting. It’s mostly spicy, probably from hops, with some malyness. No many hops evince themselves in the flavor. The flavor is strongly caramel malts, with a slight hop bite. The finish is about the same. Decent marzen.
HighlanderOne (983) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Heartland 51st. Hard to catch the aroma in the restaurant. Darker than I expected. Roasty malt flavor, some hops, very drinkable. Good finish.
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at 51st
Appearance :Copper red lager with good off white top.4-
Nose :Good aroma, typical classic like okto . Malty with hints of woody touches , wet bark like. Slight oak like acidity at end. Earthy hops.
Flavour/Palate : Soft bodied lager, fairly solid malt base. Sweet caramel shown in the middle. I only wished that to be bit more crisp. Well brewed but with overly soft texture.
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great Octoberfest color, Good roasted malt flavor with a bit of counteracting bitterness. Aroma is almost undetectable. A better example of the style.