mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Andys O’Fest. Golden in color with a nice fluffy white head. Hoppy bready, malty aroma. Earthy grassy honey notes. Bready fruity flavor. Yeasty hoppy notes. Medium bodied. Finish is malty and sweet. Very drinkable.
tlind2 (1519) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Golden color, white head. Malty aroma, malty flavor with some buttery notes. Quaffable, if not spectacular.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a very tasty oktoberfest, like a really good, full-bodied, hoppy helles.
It is bright gold, a little bubbly, with a very large barely off-white head that very slowly shrinks to a permanent thin top, leaving some foamy rings of lace. The aroma is very nice with a full-bodied bread crust quality along with grass, herbs, some butter, a hint of lemon and zesty. The flavour is similar, a creamy butter quality blended with a strong bread body, some grain, hay, west grass, herbs, lemon zest and hint of pear. It’s zesty, has great sweet-bitter balance with a tingly-zesty bitter finish and a light alcoholic spiciness and warmth. It’s wonderful, complex, always interesting, and very full of flavour.
jcwattsrugger (11892) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
big white head with yellow color. Aroma is bready/light malt-sweet. Taste follows, seondary continental hops. Nice, smooth. Light body.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden colour, Decent head, abit sweet, some malt flavor to it, very easy drinking, fruity flavor, very decent Oktoberfest, Paulaner is still my favorite though.
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 I can’t understand why this beer has such a bad rating. This is my lager of choice if someone said pick a lager to take on a desert island i’d pick this...it’s all chewy malt with a slight pepperiness, looks massive in the glass it’s awesome!
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kegs & Barrels in McKinney, TX. Pours a crystal clear yellow with orange hue, white head. Great aroma of clean malt and some hops. Flavor has a terrific malty taste with excellent use of hops for flavor with a nice bitterness in the end, tastes very clean. Palate is light-med. with high carbonation....Overall, a very nice refreshing, tasty Oktoberfest that is different from what I am used to in this style.....
Parasympatikus (25) - , FINLAND - SEP 19, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light golden color with white head. Aroma is very light fruity and buttery. Flavor is the same, buttery fruits with a hint of alcoholic taste. Palate is carbonated but quite balanced.
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 18, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweetish, overly hopped, some straw flavors? Yeasty, and biscuity. Seemed a little skunked, as the one I purchased was in a green bottle. Malty finish. Eh...
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, pours a clear pale golden color with almost a greenish tint. Bubbles/fizz are present throughout the drink almost like champagne. Lacing persists on the side of the glass. Aroma is absent, hints of dough later on in the drink. Taste is malty and sweet, typical oktoberfest. Palate is smooth with no aftertaste. Not bad but not too impressive.