ElGaucho (2285) - 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.
StefanSD (2218) - 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.
SDalkoholic (2214) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 1, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Damn well if this was available the last friday of september then i got some fresh stuff. Miniature head that is almost not there and a light smell hard to pick up. Taste sour of grass/ and has a dunkelweizen malt flavor. Also the vienna is quite refreshing howevernot what id classify as a stand out Octoberfest brew.
msante79 (2212) - 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.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 16, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden appearance, decent head formation. Malty fruity aroma, fairly hoppy. Sweet clean malt intro, mild cokie dough, grainy cereal finish.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - NOV 22, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold body, thin offwhite head. Pretty bland aroma with a more defining characteristic then ’malty’. Decent hop balance for an Oktoberfest, but somewhat uneventful. A little too sweet for the style.
fordest (2017) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Decent head on this golden pour. Aromas were some lemon and malt. Flavors were mostly malty with some hops in the finish, but not a lot. Not a bad Oktoberfest beer.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours beautiful amber color with a creamy off-white head that leaves good lacing - a very attractive beer. Yeah, as is so often the case, it all goes downhill now. This is definitely a Vienna, aroma is malty, lagerish and slightly spicey, the wheat is not readily apparent in the nose. Flavor is malty, some wheat, mild spice and retreating hops. Medium light body with creamy carbonation. About on par with most of the other K Strauss offerings.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap Carlsbad location. Orange yellow color. Small caramel aroma. Leans dry. Easy to drink. Nice.
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours a dark amber that starts with a decent head that completely subsides. The body is rather clear.
Aroma: Sweet and bready grain initially, also some caramel notes as well.
Taste: Burnt sugars, bready grain and ever so slight bitter hops.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a clean finish.
Overall: A unique, yet really familiar Oktoberfest lager.