rougeau13 (2024) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Sugar Land Saucer. Clear brownish-amber with an off-white head. Toasty, nutty, sweetish caramel aroma and rich malty taste with what seems to be a relatively high abv for the style. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Pretty good marzen.
jkwalking05 (3914) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Wursfest in New Braunfels, TX. Amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of leaves, malt, herbal, and caramel. Taste is of caramel, malt, herbal hops, and dried leaves.
travita (4150) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Wurstfest. The look is brown, beige colored head, and mostly clear. The smell is malty, dusty, cereal, grain, and ok. The taste is much the same, ok crispness, malty richness.
DrunkSanta410 (311) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours a solid copper color. Aroma is nice and malty, notes of honey and caramel. Nice fallish aroma. Taste is much of the same, light grains and malts with faint caramel and honey an very light roast. Not bad! Palate is well carbonated, light to medium body. Enjoyable, but not spectacular.
dutchomatic (5) - Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2014 does not count
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
I do wish Americans who make American craft "Oktoberfest" beers would go to the actual Oktoberfest in Munchen. I grew up there, so…. If karbach could replicate the color, nose, head, lacing, mouth feel, and flavor of Oktoberfest beers served at Oktoberfest Wies’n they’d really have a winner. This one pours amber (Big 6 I in Munchen pour golden); no head (Big 6 pour 3 finger head); and has the nosing and taste characteristics of Old Milwaukee, Schlitz, and Milwaukee’s best. I know Karbach can do better because I have tasted their other beer. Karbachtoberfest stands out as an adjunct filler beer. Better than Bud, Miller, Coors….but not by much
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lighter copper color. Small white head. Funky, stinky and malty aroma. Lighter body. Flavor is very reminiscent of fall. Good light bodied oktoberfest with full flavor.
Rmorris007 (50) - - SEP 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice copper color. Didn’t stay as carbonated for as long as I would’ve liked but still had a good flavor. This years was better than last years.
Itzjerm (1389) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad Octoberfest. No aroma. Malty sweet as expected. Golden. Thin fast fading head. Good thick mouthfeel as expected. Decent.
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5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can: Orange hued golden, sudsy white head, sparce lacing, light carbonation. Bready nose, biscuit, slightly mealy. Sweet breadiness to start. As it warms, the nose does get a bit corny but thankfully I don’t get that on the tongue. Smooth bready malts, biscuit, with only a touch of mealiness. Pretty clean overall. Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full. Finishes semi-sweet, malty, bready, touch of biscuit and mealiness. Decent. Thanks Bill!
JHillAustin49 (69) - round rock, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can poured clear golden with two fingers of frothy white head that stuck around for a bit and left spotty sticky lacing. Nose is roasted malt and mild hops. Taste is of roasty malts, apple, bread and a little hoppiness. Sweet all the way through. Almost has a cider like mouthfeel.
bzoot (5) - Lake Jackson, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the second beer I’ve tried from this company. I’m a fan of the Oktoberfest beers and this one hits the spot. Yummy