FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled August 2006, Sampled November 2006
Pours with a pretty, almost clear, amber red color and is topped by a frothy, initially two-finger thick, tan colored head. The aroma is definitely malt focused and can be described by a light caramel note, a fresh bready character and a noticeably biscuit-like flavor. There is a light, herbal hopiness to the aroma that lays in the background of the malt.
The flavor is sweet and malty up front. Notes of caramelized malt sugars are prominent and almost evoke a soft berry like fruitiness. This finishes with a nice balancing bitterness, which tends to morph into a light herbal character. This could definitely use more bready malt character though. It is quite drinkable as is though (and I will be happy to drink this again), but it is just not a stellar Oktoberfest.
Purchased: <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Liquors, Tucson, AZ
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is sweet medium/dark malt. Taste is sweet medium/dark malt-dark fruit secondary hops and finishes with a bite. OK carbonation.
HopBackDoc (473) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep copper pour with a medium off-white head. Malty aroma, somewhat earthy. Rich malty flavor with honey and spices. Slight hop bitterness balanced out a nice American Oktoberfest.
TheBeerGod (5053) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark ruddy amber. Small rapidly vanishing tan head. Nose is malty and fruity with light spicy hops and orange notes. Taste brings a bit more orange out with light caramel, some bready malts, and light spicy notes. There’s some graininess as well. Body is medium with some chewiness and above average carbonation. Finishes with more malt, caramel, some bread, and fruits. Lingering spicy hops as well.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear orange amber color with a thin off-white head. Sweet and fruity caramel malt with notes of oranges. Malty sweet flavor of caramel and grain. medium body.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
OK ... I’m starting to think that this is what an Oktoberfest tastes like, and I don’t love it. Great clear copper pour with a moderate tan head that vanishes immediately, leaving no lace. Taste of caramel and spice (nice), malts (nice), and some strange fruity / vegetable aftertaste that I don’t care for at all. Smooth and round in the mouth, but almost dead feel ... very little carbonation.
hopscotch (8547) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Clear copper lager with a small, tight, off-white head that’s gone in a flash. Toasted nuts and caramel nose. Caramel-sweet flavor with decent hop crispness and bitterness to keep things nearly balanced. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet; bordering on crisp.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Off white head. Clear amber body. Nose ,alts with a tracing of spices. Taste was toasted malts. End hoppy. Balanced. Good brew.
waolsen (1341) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap at tasting room. light amber pour with nice clarity. orange, burnt malts in the aroma. nice body. alochol and sugar present but not overwhelming. malts and hops are well balanced. very nice.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Brewery: Armoa of honey, spice, and brown sugar. Deep amber color. Small, off-white head. No lacing. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor was heavily sweet with hints of honey and spices. Soft carbonation. Medium body. Overall a good Oktoberfest.