kidmartinek (4688) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Something about this beer just makes me happy. I don’t know if its the aroma, which is fall leaves, and malty with a hint of bite, or just the season. The aroma is full, but not overpowering, so in other words, it’s perfectly balanced. It pours a darker shades of translucent amber with out any foam. It’s a clean, full flavored lager whose taste develops across the palate with each sip with notes of grain, toasted malt, outdoor air, leaves, dough and a dull spice. It finishes dry and with half the strength of all the flavors described above. Serving at 48 degrees really brings out the better in this beer.
puboflyons (3123) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 355 ml. bottle. 2008 series. Lot code: 12158-C12064. Pours a rich honey-amber color with very little off-white head. Aroma is more of sweet malts and caramel than of hops. Thin-medium mouth feel. A little more on the bitter side although I noticed vague hops in the taste. It wasn’t all that bad.
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty dark pumpkin amber. Nice head disappeared quick, nice lacing. Aroma of faint malt. Tast is medium bodied, mild bitterness and metallic. Not a winner.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber color with white head which quickly disappears with some lacing. Tastes of caramels, malt, and light hops. This beer is very well balanced and light bodied with a crisp finish, making it a very drinkable one. I enjoy this beer but for an octoberfest it is really sub par.
blipp (8267) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle ay Buffalo Brewfest. Pours amber with a white head. Malty arom awith toast and caramel. Flavor is toasty malt with a nice bitter hop finish. Not bad.
smjohnst (203) - , Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was quite impressed with this beer actually. It had a great flavor to it, slightly sweet but not too much. the only thing that it lacked was a little bit of body. JUST not thick enough for an octoberfest beer.
thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden/copper color with a slightly off white head that disappears rather fast. Aroma is of grain and something else I can’t quite make out. Flavor is a little low. I was hoping for a more robust, full, rich flavor so I would say this is a bit of a let down but not terrible by any means. It is a good shot at a middle of the road Oktoberfest. I could see this being a transition beer for people wanting to get into Marzens.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours an orangeish body with a thin whtie head. Moderate malts, leaves, and raisins in the aroma. Well carbonated mouthfeel with a mildly bitter finish.
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maybe I’m crazy, and maybe it was different because I always got this beer on tap, but I always thought it was very good.
maniak (14) - Bath, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice body, head, flavor, overall- just nice. An excellent middle of the road, amaerican, Oktoberfest.