Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a golden, copper color with a very insignificant head. This beer seems undercarbed for the style. That said the taste is slight caramel with basically no hops to it. Finishes very clean and is a very drinkable brew. Overall nice for a lager, as I am normally an ale drinker.
scarletfire65 (1003) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. "Best By 12/5/14", so maybe a month past its prime. Amber pour. Aroma has caramel malt with a bit of pear and dried cherry. Good carbonation gives a slightly prickly mouthfeel. Sweet caramel malt dominates, with some subtle fruit notes. Adequately hopped for the style, with faint spice and cinnamon on the finish. A great Octoberfest.
BrettTaylor (575) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Biscuity, malty and a touch of spiciness from the hops. Not a great example of the style, but not terrible either.
hman43 (436) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It pours amber with an off white head. The head produces lacing as it dissipates. It has caramel and hay aroma. It has a sweet, caramel like taste. It has a tinge on the palate that is metallic like.
tillmac62 (283) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
BBD 12/4/14. Clear amber pour with a beautiful dark ruby cast. Normal head and retention, excellent lacing. Light nose of biscuit with caramel hints over a faint pear like citric note. Almost medium body with a distinct creamy texture. Heavier than most Oktoberfests, which is a plus. Above average carbonation with a nice effervescence throughout. The wonderful flavor profile is intense, complex and well balanced. It begins with a burst of biscuit against a caramel backbone that effervesces into a mild bitterness in the middle. The bitterness is herbal in nature (with a bit of rind), gives the tongue a nice tart pucker, then releases into pear notes. The finish is clean and leaves you with a mild bitterness over a faint biscuit sweetness that is somewhat dry. One of best!
shoulderbroken (2314) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Apples, sweetness, but not too much, caramel, cherry. Bit weird. Alright but not exactly a knockout.
JHeath99 (1215) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Very plain. Transparent amber with a ring of off white head. Aroma and taste mostly just malt with vague hints of dark fruits.
solidfunk (4549) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This isn?t quite passable. Tastes like rust with some paint thinner. Pours orange without much head or lacing. Astringent finish. Not great. Bottle at scion.
Gription79 (2379) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brewery. Notes of sulfur, bready malts, caramel. This is a great fest beer.
sawbuck (373) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Faint aroma of caramel, and roasted malt. Some mild notes of raisin. Crystal Clear orange amber color. White head fades quickly. Smokey sweet malt up front. Somewhat taste. Sweetness qucikly fades. Bitterness is medium and dull. Finishes mostly bitter..uneaven. Fair.
Salmoniform (1074) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Amber hue with white head that dissipated. Aroma is honey, malt, sulphur, esters. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and soft carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a slight sulphur finish. Overall this is a nice brew.