StefanSD (1929) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint mug from tap at Chilis restaurant. Pours a dark amber/brown with a fair off-white head. This was served way too cold so there was very little aroma, just a whiff of barley. The flavor was mild with malted grains, nuts, a hint of molasses and some biscuit. The mouthfeel was light. The finish is short and dry with a bit of metallic aftertaste. Overall: This went rather well with dinner so I’m rating it generously.
decaturstevo (4416) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep copper/red pour w/light lace. Roasted malt aroma with a hint of caramel. A bit of light malt and a some kind of bitter I’m not sure if you would call it astringent or hoppy. Thin and over carbonated. A drinkable beer with some work to be done.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
*071212-Karl Strauss Oktoberfest-12oz bottle-pours a foamy dissipating off white head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, yeast. Taste is apple cider, medium malt-caramel, yeast, slight spicy/metallic hops. Light side of medium body, gluten free ‘like’. 2.2
*071213- had a different bottle-no gluten free character, there was some nutty. One drawback is the astringency. 3.0
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on draft @ my Charger party. A great beer for a big party that actually has flavor. Medium amber body with a creamy off white head. Everybody liked it.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - SEP 23, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Encinitas Oktoberfest. Nice white head with an amber hue. Minimal aromas but slight malt sweetness. Pleasant and thin on the palate. Not much depth of flavor or finish but pleasant for a warm beautiful sunny north county san diego day.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
350 ml bottle from Bevmo. Clear golden amber with a fizzy white head. Wheat bread aroma with a very grainy and bready taste. Decent.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells of a regular imported pilsner. Actually reminds me of Heineken sans skunkiness. Appearance is of a blonde ale/lager. Flavor is the same. Easy to drink. It’s ok.
Ibrew2or3 (6208) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Clear golden color with no head. Aroma of sweet malts and maybe cereal too. Flavor is like the aroma with a bit of sweet malts and corn flakes. Some noble like hops round out the flavor.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Sweet maltiness, but very thin. Metallic up front, but the bread and spice take over. Watery and plain.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly hazy straw-colored body with suspended yeast sediment; thin off-white head. Toasty aroma with caramel and light hints of butterscotch. Cerealy, toasty body with plenty of grassy hops, tart at the front and finishing with an earthy bitterness. Thin-bodied. A bit too much sharp acidity to be called quaffable. Thanks fordest for the bottle!