dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I don’t taste anything caramel at all in this brew, more of a hoppy bitter taste, may grow on me as the night goes on, 5 more to go.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a 12 oz. twist cap brown bottle with a mug and coded freshness date above the UPC bar code, fall ’06 version.
Poured a clear copper with a foamy off-white head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing.
Aromas of sweet lager malts, lightly floral and fruity, no toastiness and only a hint of caramel malts.
Good carbonation and a very softly crisp, smooth, carbonated watery medium-light bodied mouthfeel.
Very bland tasting for an Oktoberfest, sweet generic lager malts, an artificial-like fruity flavor, a light honey from the almost nonexistent hops, and a toffee flavor struggling to be tasted towards the end, just o.k. drinkability, glad I just bought a single of this.
Not one of the better Oktoberfest I’ve had, below average, also not one of Leinenkugel’s better seasonal beers.
zombywoof (450) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - SEP 3, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thin watery marzen- not very "hearty" as the commercial description promises. Slightly sweet and caramely but not memorable in any way. Kinda on the watery side. On the plus side it is cheap and if you had to buy a beer to drink with a macro crowd, this is not unpleasant.
Pailhead (5076) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Aromas of caramel, a hint of brown sugar, and some light grassy hops. Pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that fades quickly. Watery caramel builds to a slightly sugary middle. Moderate grassy finish. Drinkable, but nothing special about this one.
hero27 (19) - Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a somewhat dark (yet basically clear) amber color. Fairly thin head even with a vigorous pour, and dies down quickly to basically nothing, however leaves a nice white lacing on the glass.
Light and grainy aroma...nothing too overwhelming but not offensive.
A very bready sweetness followed by a somewhat bitter taste of hops. Pretty average.
Certainly won’t blow you away. A light to moderate body, but it didn’t do much for me.
You could pour a few of these down the hatch fairly effortlessly...however I’m not so sure you’d want to.
Not too much to complain about, but certainly no overwhelmingly good traits. Leinenkugel’s has much better styles, but go ahead and try this one for something different.
tranum (34) - delafield, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2006 another surprise. This was better than i expected. A little high on the carbonation but other than that, it was pretty damn good!
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like the New Glarus better for Oktoberfest, but that doesnt mean this is a bad one by no means. Sligly bitter but smooth. A little caramel in there, kinda cross of the BBD and the Creamy Dark. Tasty malts help provide this puppy with a great color....
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 24, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This bottled brew from Indianapolis for $1.09 poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized mostly diminishing bubbles that left behind a transparent softly carbonated golden brown colored body. Its aroma was mild with malty doughy notes. The mouth feel was tingly from start to finish with a mild caramel malt aftertaste. The flavor contained mild malty doughy notes with a slight hint of caramel.
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2006
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
tried in bottle, decent taste, again the carbonation almost too much, makes it hard to take down...caramel malt a good call here, but could have been worked with to make a more pleasing brew
hotstuff (4284) - Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Small off-white fizzy head that mostly diminished, minimal lacing, carbonated, transparent, and an orange hue. Sweet malty, caramel and hoppy nose and ditto for the flavor. Has a clean finish. Tingly palate. Light body.