SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the 12 oz bottle from Beertopia and on tap at Crescent Moon. I wanted to do a head to head comparison of this beer vom fass and in the bottle. The aroma is really quite amazing in its level of sweetness. Smells just like toasted marshmellows and a bit like bubblegum. This is a sweet beer. The smooth and silky mellowness really comes out in the tap version, but it is quite sweet and smooth from the bottle as well. This has the perfect appearance of a festbier. Dark amber acorn color with a thick beige head. Surprisingly good beer for an abused style.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad, but these oktoberfests’ are starting to run together. Same clear orange as the rest with a little creamier head. Light malty body and nose.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a orange/amber color with a pillow-like white head. Aroma of biscuits and other light malts. Taste is similar, with relatively high carbonation. Smooth, sweet mouthfeel. Usually I am pretty picky with this style, but this was a good one.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice golden amber pour with a sustained three-fingered head. It has an aroma of sweet toasty malts with a subtle trace of earthy bitterness. The flavor is much the same althouth the earthy/floral hops increase somewhat as the drink progresses. Decent enough.
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doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice example of an Oktoberfest beer. Nice mouthfeel, good malty flavor, good after taste.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber body with a beige head. Aroma is heavily malty, lots of graininess. Flavour is mostly simple after a really nice aroma. Starts out sweet and thin, develops very mild toasty notes and finishes with a little bitterness.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle pours an orange/amber with a yellowish tan head of medium duration but little lace. Fresh toasty grain aroma and no discernible hop fragrances. Medium body and carbonation, nicely rich and smooth without any sugary stickiness. Good flavor balance for the style, leaning toward sweet, and light bitterness coming on late. Overall, pretty decent and true to the traditional style.
RSRIZZO (1905) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is a light dry malt scent. Color is a bright golden brown with very good carbonation and a nice head. Taste is a carmel malt favor with light bitterness. Starting with medium body it goes down with a crisp yet smooth feel. Finish is a sweet carmel malt flavor backed by a faint hop flavor and mild bitterness that leads into a dry after taste. Its a light and refreshing Oktoberfest .
JK (5331) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2007
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This might not be terrible on its own, but side by side with real German marzens, it is terrible and nearly undrinkable. Metal and grass in the aroma, and more of the same in the flavor. Orange with a tall white head, making the appearance its best quality.
nickspies (78) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very fresh aroma, which is to be expected since it just came out and Colorado is close by. Not much malt in the nose though. Beautiful copper color with a light brown head. Typical head retention for an Oktoberfest, however excellent lacing. More sucrose than maltose taste, not much else. Chewy and full-bodied.