heemer77 (5186) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A medium copper colored brew with a thin light khaki head. The nose has fall leaves and peanuts. This tastes of toffee and peanuts. There is also some tasty toffee. A little bit of wood in the finish. Well made.
nuplastikk (5090) - 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
Patrickctenchi (4955) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cloudy amber with a good, light tan head.
Bready, toffee aroma.
Flavour is sweet, malty, caramel with a dry bittering finish.
Nice, subtle hopping....
Very mild, but pretty good.
wlajwl (4684) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is toasted malts, yeast and citrus. The flavor is malts, citrus, a hint of berries and a mildly bitter finish.
Aurelius (4677) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, honey gold, OK tap handle. Distinct, tangy fruit aroma, can’t put my finger on which one. Lightly sweet, no bitterness, lightly tangy and cereal. Thin and a bit underwhelming. On tap, Brass Tap, Tallahassee.
cheap (4617) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 I love these rather large bottles of hinterland. Big pounder bottle, quite unique in packaging. I’ll give it any extra 0.1 out of 5 for the bottle glass. Nice interesting aroma which is clean yet hint of tartness in the olfactory. Some bitter bite but it fades during the session. Decent kick without an in your face alky rudeness. Goes down with a litlle bit of a hinderance, oops, I mean hinterness, heheh. Yes, perhaps more hops than I care for ina fest. Somewhat medium dull bitter finish. Perhaps a little clying at times, maybe an old bottle, a few months.
esjaygee (3903) - 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.
JStax (3820) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle shared. Poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a semi-hazy pale gold with a nice crop of white foam. In the aroma there is notes of grass, bread, maybe a little straw. The taste is nicely balanced with a leaning toward bitterness. For an oktoberfest, this would fall into the more traditional category. Not overly malty like a lot of the commercial examples. This one is pretty nice. Could drink this pretty regularly.
nickd717 (3671) - 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.