muzzlehatch (4826) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2016
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught pint at Fib’s North in Brodhead, Wisconsin, October 2nd, as "Pecatonica Oktoberfest". Dark amber with little head, even when swirled...sweet brown sugar and toasty notes on the nose, a touch of oregano, pretty solid and expected for what it is...alas it falls apart in the mouth, being overly - almost aggressively sweet at the front, and quickly fading into a very dry and bitter metallic/mineralic finish - rust on limestone...watery body, slightly high carbonation level. If I’d known at the time that this was brewed at Minhas...ah well, they didn’t have a great tap selection to begin with.
drpimento (3173) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2016
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma wasn’t too bad I could smell some toasted malt and so I thought this and possibilities. Flavor’s just massively sweet.
twindadplus2 (677) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ruby red with a thin, light tan head. sweet aroma with a bit of orange and banana. Watery malt taste with a hint of bitterness. Not all that impressive.
Frank (4024) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this as Rhinelander. It is is strikingly tolerable for a Minhas brew, which is different than being really good. It’s clear orange w/ a foamy head. It’s got earthy hops and is kinda grassy. It does have a nice light texture. It’s a bit sweet and unfinished w/ some odd yeasty notes as well. For all that’s wrong w/ it, it is tolerably drinkable though.
kaser (5681) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange and sweet taste. Draft pour at Lena brewing company. Orange and vanilla flavors. Pretty interesting beer
MadRobin (2827) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2015
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle labeled "Pecatonica Oktoberfest" (but aliased to Minhas Oktoberfest in Ratebeer).
Clear, dark coppery orange with an off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma of caramel, biscuit, light toast and a hint of orange.
Taste of biscuit, sweet caramel, allspice and again, just a hint of orange. Malty and overly sweet for an Oktoberfest. The flavor deteriorates as it warms. Eventually a little tartness shows up.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
The brewer should toss out this recipe. Surely, a commercial brewer could produce a much better Oktoberfest with a modicum of effort.
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medaglia (10) - - OCT 25, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
OMG, please 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, I speak from the heart...Oktoberfest 2013 - Present??? WTF?? how about just end it man, so poser beyond poser of beer. I’d rather have a sam adams. my word this beer is horrible.
propsync (33) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2014
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Underwhelming. Watery. Finish was unpleasant. Not a good effort. Bottled as pecatonica.
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hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at my brothers. Pours a deep amber/copper wit white head. Nose is toast and biscuits, mild herbal noble hop aromas. On taste, more of the bready toast notes. Minimal hopping. Decent Oktoberfest.
wilnatp (663) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pour is cloudy red brown, minimal head. Aroma of bread, caramel, banana, and yeast. Taste is sweet and musty. OK