DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 4, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(12 oz bottle) Jesus Christ, is this an Oktoberfest, or a Miller High Life copy? This Oktoberfest is just flat out awful, nothing more than a lawnmower beer. Lightly sweet, kind of grainy, with a mild bitterness, but malty isn’t exactly the word that comes to mind while drinking this beer. This just might be the worst Oktoberfest I’ve ever sampled, seriously. Stinky, grainy, lightly sweet nose. Thin palate. Fizzy yellow beer with a small white head and lots of carbonation bubbles. I swear, it looks like Miller High Life too. I bought a six pack to send out in trades. What an idiot! Thank God I only sent out 1 bottle in a trade, and it was a bonus beer. My apologies, Derek! My ratebeer membership should be revoked as punishment.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: This pours a dark golden color with a quickly disappearing white head.
Aroma: There isn't much nose here, but I could detect a slightly malty smell
Taste: It was smooth and a bit malty. This beer is subtle, with no strong flavors. Maybe 'benign' is a better word? In other words, it's certainly not world class, but it's not offensive.
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.
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the tap poured a straw color with a fair amount of head. Light spicy malty sweet flavor with a quick finish.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I’m really not into this beer at all, i don’t know if its a skunked bottle or just not a very good brew. Pours gold with a small white head. Very light malt aroma and taste with an overwhelming skunked bitterness and cheap malt liqour taste. Very watery and had a foul aftertaste, a very unimpressive oktoberfest.
Blairgus (2537) - California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
20 Oct 2013, bottle light orange, clear, steady bubbles. nose is slightly sweet, maybe spicy malt with a bit of a tangy zest. med body and mildly fizzy. granola malt with some stale grass hops. certainly more enjoyable than many oktoberfests i’ve had. Still, it’s not my favorite style.
mjg74 (2478) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium golden color. Aroma is yeasty and somewhat malty. Tastes very much like a hefeweizen. Flavor consists of grains, yeast, malt and some spice. This has probably been sitting around for a good 6-7 months but I think it’s pretty good.
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 8, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice amber color. Smells about right for the style. Sweet but way too much corn notes in this. Could use some extra malt or some rye to balance.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Karl Strauss Costa Mesa. Aromas of cereal grains, caramel, and a bit of nuttyness. Flavors of cereal grains and caramel. Drinkable oktoberfest.
ElGaucho (2188) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at catamaran resort bar. Wheat and honey aroma. Mostly clear amber body with lots visible carbonation. Thin off white head. Wonderful bready mouthfeel and hint of hops. I was concerned with the low ratings but shouldn’t have been. Nice session qualities with enough hop in the finish for a little something distinctive.