TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ the downtown San Jose location. Amber orange appearance that’s fairly clear with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is a touch nutty, toasted malty, somewhat herbal, and clean. Pretty easy drinking beer. A bit on the sweet side but not horrible. Fair amount of caramel. A touch of citrus. Pretty well balanced. Not bad.
jdleigh (53) - - AUG 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber lager with caramel, toast and pine aromas, a balanced malt and hop flavor, and a quick finish. Mouth feel is light, almost watery, although not as much so as their Pale Ale. A nice, refreshing beer.
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ LGB at San Pedro Square, San Jose, CA. Pours a pale amber golden color with a small off-whit ehead. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel aroma with weak hoppy hints. Fruity malty grainy caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy finish.
UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty with some nice caramel notes but not overly sweet. Fairly simple but a decent beer.
Pyobon (891) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(on tap) Clear copper, good head. Little aroma: subtle but pleasant - malt and tea perhaps. Excellent mouthfeel. Medium body; smooth, almist creamy, from fine plentiful carbonation. Flavour is rich with a honey sweet malt to start and a good long bitter finish. An excellent beer.
mike67 (768) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Samples at Los Gatos Brewery. Amber hue with nice head and lovely carbonation. Aroma of caramel malt and some hops. Full, very crisp, creamy body. Peppery hops dominate caramel malt in the mouth. Long, dry finish. Too hoppy for Octoberfest but still good brew.
RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Reddish brown color and some lacing on the glass. Some caramel malt and the same grassy, straw hop bitterness on the finish that they had in the pilsner and the pale ale. Had a rather smooth, almost silky character that one doesn’t usually find in an Oktoberfest, but otherwise, not a very strong examle of the style.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the brewpub. Reddish-brown color with a small, quickly dissipating head that leaves some foam settled around the glass. The aroma was initially quite metallic, but mellowed into a slight caramelized toasty maltiness after awhile. The flavor has some caramel and light tea going on. Pretty clean, just a little sweet, and has a little too much carbonation. Liked the malty flavor, but the hard mineral-metal aspect was a little weird.
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Copper beer with an off-white head. Low malt aroma. Malty, caramel, mineral, grass flavor. Medium body. LIngering caramel and malt.
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oktoberfest-GABF-on tap-pours a thin white head with amber color. Aroma is medium malt-slight caramel. Taste is medium malt-slight caramel, faint hops.