nuplastikk (5709) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Orange-tan with some slight chill haze. Thin, patchy, oily head. Brewhouse aroma, a little sugary and sweet. Ouch. Lemony, way off for the style. I am drinking this in August, a year behind..it has fallen apart I hope. Thin and watery, with some gross medicinal hop leftover flavor. I suppose it’s not off, and the bitterness is just the effect of the "highly hopped" action. Almost an APA Vienna. Odd, but not so bad.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to BeerFMAndy for sending this brew out my way. Served in a pilsner glass.
Pours a cloudy orange color with a single-finger head to start out with. The head is quite bubbly and not terribly dense. Some large bubbles of head stick to the sides of the glass. Nose is good with some nice earthy hop notes. There is a good dose of bready malt as well as some light caramel notes.
The taste brings a pretty nice caramel character along with some slightly-toasted bread and a bit of bread crust. There is a slight earth presence in the taste as well, though not as much as there was in the nose. The bread continues to come through into the finish, which is slightly dry and pretty nice overall. Good light-to-medium body with nice carbonation.
Overall, this is a nice oktoberfest that I’m glad i got to try. It sticks within the style fairly well but adds a bit of an American twist with more hops than most traditional German versions, though it’s not overly hoppy.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-17-2010
crossovert (11015) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
551 ml brown bottle.
It pours a clear orange, the lacing is a bit dirty looking.
The smell is slightly toasty with a hint of fruitiness. There is some grain and a pinch of herbal hops as well.
The flavor is pretty solid, it has more of a hop presence than most. There is also the typical oktoberfest flavor going on, some slight toasty nuttiness and a hint of fruit.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-10-2010 05:30:15
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber with a thin tan topper and a ring of lace. Aroma of heavy caramel, toasted malts, grains and earthy hops. Taste is very sweet with caramel and fruit, light grains, nuts and some earthy hops. Body is lowly carbonated and the finish has a mild non-lasting bitterness.
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured light-medium orange with a short, bigger-bubbled white head. The aroma picked up lightly-toasted caramel and bready malts with odd metallic/sour fruity accents.. overall sweet and alright. The flavor found the same bready malts at the core along with slightly syrupy, yet sour fruit skins.. tacky and sour on the finish. Light-medium bodied and dry on the palate with a thicker feel than it needed.. this was either a mediocre beer or a fairly solid beer with an infection.
dekester1 (352) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Hinterland. Served a mid-gold color with a slightly frothy lace. Aroma was of malts and hay. Taste was similar with a strong hay flavor. Not my favorite flavor in a beer. Palate was decent. Overall, a decent brew with an odd flavor relative to other Octoberfests that I have sampled.
gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma- caramel, bread, grass. pours light amber. taste is caramel, bread, nice roasted malt, light chocolate, grass. Nice full body for an oktoberfest, carbonated, and refreshing. Very Nice!
nickd717 (4107) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz bottle thanks to BeerFMAndy, totally unsolicited, and for that I thank him immensely.
Pours clear golden with a small white head that leaves thick lacing on the glass.
The aroma is pretty nice but a little grainy with pale malt and slight floral and grassy hops.
The flavor is decent. A little more hop-forward and less malty than I’d like maybe. Pale malt, orangey citrus, and grassy/earthy notes.
Fairly crisp with medium-light body and good carbonation level.
A solid but not great Oktoberfest overall.
arkurzynski (2196) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16 oz bottle. Deep amber orange. Decent malt nose and slight noble hop aroma. Taste is far too sweet/caramel for the style.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bready,but more bold solid malting ,has a slight crystal malt aspect to it,almost a honeyed tea aspect to it,head is very light not much going on in the way of carbonation, taste is a solld malt flavor,the kind that only well done Oktoberfest’s can capture. I love that sweet toast,no hop aspect of this style,and Hinterland has captured all the best facets of it.Looks like it might be flat,but it isnt at all,one of those brews you can be content to suck on your tongue for a while after each swallow,hope that doesnt sound wierd