esjaygee (3209) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Skyview, thanks! Clear copper with a vanishing tan topper. Aroma of toffee, sweet toasted malt and a bit of breadiness. Taste is straight up caramel and toffee with a touch of honey and no hop presence.
vikingguy (629) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber with white head. Caramelly malt aroma. Taste is sweet and malty. Caramel, spice, dough and some toasted malt. Maybe a tad thinner and sweeter than the typical Marzen but good nonetheless.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from the Four Firkins. Caramel colored pour with an eggshell colored head. Malty, caramel aroma. Very sweet, caramel, roasted malty flavor.
Guerde (1077) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Pours out a clear light reddish-brown with a small off-white head and no lacing. Aroma is very malt forward, with plenty of roasted barley, bread dough, caramel and toffee, with some alcohol creeping in as well. Subtle kicks of spicy hops arise in the aroma as well, but for the most part this is very malt-driven aromatically. Taste is very toasty, with roasted barley, caramel, and a mineral crispness and minimal bitterness on the finish. Some lingering toastiness remains long after drinking which is pretty nice and to me is the standout feature of this beer. There’s a fruitiness here in the mid, and I believe it closely resembles baked apples in brown sugar otherwise there’s not much else in the flavor. No sign of the alcohol that was detectable on the nose. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is appropriate. This was a simple, but quality beer that is certainly appropriate for drinking during this time of year, but I’m glad that I bought only one bottle as this is hardly worth spending the ridiculous asking price of $9-11 on a sixer.
Ughsmash (6723) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Bob for the bottle. Poured rather deep reddish-brown with a short cap of off-white head.. looked good. The aroma picked up sweet caramel and lesser bready notes with an odd fruity sourness and some detergent around.. not all that good. The flavor found similar stuff.. semi-sweet caramel at the core with an odd, darker, fruity sourness and some leafy notes around.. sharp and tangy on the finish. Light-medium bodied and rough on the palate.. not so good.
theisti (2843) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle purchased at Blue Max in Burnsville, Minnesota. Pour is clear golden copper brown with a one inch off white head. Head falls with minimal lacing Aroma of softly sweet cereal grains, straw and mild floral. Clean and fresh, though subdued. Taste is the toasty sweet malt, cereal grain, the soft straw / hay and finishing with a touch of honey floral sweetness. Maybe a touch of mineral and roast in the aftertaste. The roast becomes more pronounced as the beer approached room temperature. Nice integration of flavors. Palate is medium thin, softly carbonated; nice and easy drinking. Nice clean Oktoberfest.
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not very impressed with this one. Malty aroma. Appearance tho was incredible, clear, dark ruby red with a nice thick, off white head. Flavor is toasted malts and it finishes dry. Just was kinda hard to drink down.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Skyview for this pour. Gold orange color with a grainy nose and slight citrus hop on the toasted malt nose. Caramel malt body with a light corn finish. NOt bad.
JK (3989) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good Oktoberfest. It is true to style, and full bodied with lots of malt. Orange color. A little bit of caramel, and medium sweet malt. One of Lake Superior’s best products.
badgerben (4255) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Skyview for hauling this back from Duluth. Clear copper color with no head. A little smoke in the aroma with some apple as well. Very strong, fresh grain taste. Seems pretty alcoholic. A bit of the sour corn taste, but pretty light and it doesn’t distract from the rest of the beer. Quite good.