medaglia (10) - - OCT 25, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Save your time and money. The beer is horrible. It’s cheap for a reason. No quality. ALL THE BEER is watery dish-water. Sure, one can buy this from Trader Joe’s for a low price, but really, what you get is nothing on par to quality. I’d rather put the extra money towards a pint or six pack of something more proven and worthwhile. This beer is made cheap for a reason and its to sell out. The owners, both non brew-masters by the way, just some trust fund rich kids, are slinging this dishwater to steal your money. I mean go on the website, it shows the guy walking out of his Escalade SUV and the interviews with him and the sister "co-owner" show the trust fund babies they are...both siblings are narcissistic and ridiculous. I would give this a zero rating if I could. I really am not a troll, just speaking from the heart. Hey...I wonder why there is no 2014 Oktoberfest??? oh, cause they suck.
exeter (454) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mine is the Bad Hare version. I have to admit that I have a bias against Minhas beers but most people that know better do. The beer had no head except at the edge of the glass, left some lacing. Heavy and on the malt and sweetness, toasty and bready..A little peppery. Damn overall this isn’t a bad beer. I will give them this one. Although, my bottle is about 5 months old at least, maybe that helped.
bulldogops (1140) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
650ml bottle from Depot under name Bad Hare Oktoberfest 5.5%. Clear golden pour with a bubbly white head. Aroma has a hint of malty sweetness, and a strong hoppy aroma. Medium carbonation. Bubbly, dry mouthfeel, medium-bodied. Light bitterness in the finish, quite smooth. Expected fuller body and a little darker colour in a Marzen, but this is passable.
simonblaine (399) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had the Bad Hare version, surprisingly decent for the cheap price.caramel, cereal,
gramity (1573) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light copper/brown with a small white head. The aroma has nutty caramel and spice. The flavor has honey, caramel, white pepper, and a slight vegital note. Not bad, surprising from Minhas.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft @ Minhas. What a weird beer. It starts out as your typical Marzen but has an insanely sweet caramel malt backbone. To be honest, I’m not really a fan of Marzens but this brew changed it up enough to be drinkable for me.
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber color, with minimal head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of roast & nuts. Flavors of caramel, nuts, roast, bread. Slight bitterness.
TheRatKing (122) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glee, I get to be first for once! Picked this one up out of curiosity; Bad Hare’s chocolate stout was quite good, so I’ll give them a shot at a lager, even though I know they are part of Minhas brewing, which makes the horrid bloody Mountain Crest stuff. To the beer! Bottle into a Tulip. Nice burnt amber colour with a creamy white head two fingers thick. It has been sitting in my glass for a few minutes now and show very little sign of dissipation. Fair bit of malt on the nose, faint nuts, some hops. Flavour is quite nice; a lot richer than any other Lager I have had, which is likely the Oktoberfest theme coming through. Lots of malty sweetness, biscuit, honey, a bit of hops on the back-end though the malt dominates. Good mouthfeel and the carbonation is wonderfully creamy. If this is what Lagers can be, then I wish they could all reach for this. A rather good brew; I’ll keep them in rotation.
reebtogi (4808) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that fades quickly leaving a small amount of lacing behind. Aroma is mild spices with some caramel and grass. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with some nasty hop bitterness and a little spice. A cheap amber ale with a little spice does not make a craft beer. Low quality and not deserving of the name Oktoberfest.
Lemke10 (888) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I bought a single 22oz bottle of this from Woodman’s in Janesville, WI for $2.59 in late 2011.
Pours a cloudy amber color with a slight head and very minor lacing. Scent is weak but has hints of malts, grains, and spices. Taste is rather malty and slightly dry. There are hints of spices being an Oktoberfest brew but this brew is rather watered down in comparison to most marzen brews. Drinkable but I don’t care too much for the dry malty after taste. Overall it is average at best as there is definitely room for improvement here.