jmohno (1122) - Iowa, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium clear amber from can to can glass. Light head. Beery aroma upon opening then a typical Oktoberfest aroma of malt mineral and nutty caramel.Gets nutty toast and vegetably after a while with cabbage/corn/fartspray/ DMS/dogfood- off or odd smelling. Taste wants to be octoberfesty then falls flat and a bit watery/beery in a light lager kind of way. Not too disappointed enjoyed it when it was cooler but gets off tasting as it warms. Cold out of the can this would be good for session drinkers who like light beer but like a change in the season. I might even enjoy this a little more than the average Oktoberfest.
OsuStu (66) - - NOV 23, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Orange caramel color with no head to speak of. Lots of visible carbonation. Aroma is mostly boozy with a little malt. Orange rind, caramel, light malts. Very light for a Marzen.
phranq (20) - - NOV 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very easy porter to drink. Lovely vanilla aftertaste that lessen the normally bitter porter finish.
Sarlacc83 (900) - Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A: Caramel color bordering on red. Thin creme head. Not much lacing.
N: Biscuit, weird cheese off flavor, some hops.
T: Weird combo of sweet, bitter, and funky?
M: Prickly carb, creamy light body.
O: Uhh...not close. A dartboard beer. In that they didn’t actually follow a classic recipe. Don’t bother.
GreatDane1632 (507) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rated from notes taken 2 Sep 2011 -- Drank at a tasting of Oktoberfest beers. The other Oktoberfests were way better than this one. Not a good showing from Leine’s.
rosenbergh (7238) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. BBE Dec/2014. (Bavarian Bottle Shop) Helen, GA.
Clear copper colour with a small off-white head.
Mild sweet malty aroma with some mild hoppy notes.
The flavour is malt, some mild hops and sugary sweetness.
Slipstream (2061) - USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Greg, who has spent time in Germany, and says this is pretty close to what you might get there. Pretty dry for the style, with a little molasses flavor, and some sweetness in the aroma. Nice, and underrated imo.
coachd (130) - Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Palate is surprisingly good; everything else is below average. It's not a rule that every brewery has to make an Oktoberfest. Hard style to pull off, I dislike many more of them than I like.
ADesenberg (630) - Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Draft: Pours orange with a light tan head....that’s about all there is to say about this beer. It’s boring...it’s bland... it’s not an Oktoberfest.
spatenfan (26) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle. This beer is barely an Oktoberfest. It’s all there, but in very small doses.