philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lagunitas Brewing Company--Oktoberfest Ale--ACH! TUBER FEST!--Seasonal Ale 2002--22 oz. Bottle--6.00% ABV--22.5 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Oktoberfest--OG 1.067--Rich lacy head. Clear dark bright bronze amber color. Malty toasted mild hop front. Sweet toasted thick malty body. Black cherry and bisquit Oktoberfest notes. Malty mild hop end. Sampled 9/20/2002.
Lagunitas Brewing Company--Lagunitas Oktoberfest Seasonal Ale--Ach! Tuber Fest--2003 Release--22 oz. Bottle--6.00% ABV--22.48 IBU’s. ( 4.25 / 5.0) Oktoberfest. .Hazy rich dark amber color. Mild lacy head. Toasted malty mild hop front. Sweet malty rich caramel fruit bisquit body. Tangy Amber Ale taste. Clean mild hop citrus end .Very tasty but not Festy. Sampled 10/11/2003.
bhensonb (11789) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber; October 2007 Petaluma Valley Rotary Fund Raiser label. Roasted malt aroma with a bit of floral? Coppery amber color with tiny bubbles and a transient white head. Medium body with rather sharp carbonation. Caramel roast flavor, but there is definitely balancing bitter. A bit spicey. Finishes quite dry. Seems more of an ESB than anything else.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with an amber body topped by a thin, off-white head with some lacing left on the glass. It’s slightly sweet and malty with notes of caramel and toffee as well as a slight grassy, bitter, hop note. Medium bodied, smooth and a touch dry.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Labeled as Petoluma Festival Oktoberfest. Poured a clear a clear amber color with a very small white head. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Malty flavor with some sweetness. Mild earthy notes. Dry bitter finish.
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by goldtwins. Crystal clear beer with a rich orange/golden appearance. Very clean rich munich malt toastiness. Freshly bready and lightly sweet with just a kiss of floral hops on the back. A very solid O-fest.
morte73 (7) - USA - NOV 24, 2007 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle...smallish head. Dark amber color. slightly smoky malt flavor. Nice finish that leaves a good taste on your palette. not my usual choice.
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rich caramel color with an off-white head. Spicy, caramel, earthy aroma. Caramel, spice, slight hop flavor. Hops start to come forward more. Medium body. LIngering hop and caramel. Hoppy for an octoberfest.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared, thanks to goldtwins. Clear golden pour. Aroma is toasted caramel malt, sweet and typical of the style. Flavor is the same; toasted sweet caramel malt, light bitterness. Average for the style.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle, xmas present from my brother. October 2007 Petaluma Valley Rotary Fund Raiser label pour a clear amber with some white bubbles up top. Sweet malty arom, some oxidation. Malt flavor, pretty standard O-fest.
IrishBoy (3905) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber with the October 20th, 2007 Petaluma Valley Rotary Fund Raiser label from Bottle Barn; Nose of caramel with a light fruity cherry note; clear copper with a smallish beige head; flavor of peppery spices, hop bitterness, and caramel. Finish is light hop bitterness.