MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light amber in color with some cloudyness. Off white film on top for a head. Sweet malt aroma. Medium palate. Not as good as a Paulaner but still not bad.
MarkSachon (667) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Just so-so with no outstanding features. Ranks average in the Oktoberfest category.
SudsMcDuff (6185) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
had in a blind taste test, 2nd place .. . deep orange .. medium head, mild lacing .. . caramel central .. . mild and easy finish .. . middle class cow!
scarletfire65 (1023) - 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 (588) - 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 (445) - 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 (311) - 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 (2377) - 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 (1236) - 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 (4675) - 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 (2388) - 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.