sensesdry (4) - Greenfield, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2006 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I can honestly say that this is my favorite of the New Glarus bunch. Warm, malty flavor that finishes very nicely clean. A nice compliment to those late fall barbecues or for sitting around the fire as its rich, almost caramel toffee taste enlivens the senses.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yay! I love good Octoberfests. Caramel, brown sugar, and pecans. A light touch of herbs and spice from the hops. Smooth, thick, rich, and non-sticky. Excellent all-round.
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via trade with DavidP. Clearish amber-red body, thin off-white head. Rich toasty, caramely, cerealy aroma with earthy hops notes. The sweet caramels and cereals are cut by a nice, crisp bitterness and earthy hops finish. Not heavy or cloying like many Oktoberfests. New Glarus is one of the best brewers of session ales and lagers there is.
Kevin (2159) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 12, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle from santa. amber light brown pour with a circle of ash for a head. grain nose with some honey straw and a touch of oxidation. maltball flavor with some carrot cake, newspaper and dust. grainy finish. some cashew and peanuts in the finish.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured a rich red-amber color w/ a short head, scant lacing and a mild fruity aroma with touch of hops and hint of alcohol. Light bodied with a smooth malty flavor, some toastiness and slightly bitter in the finish. Just so-so, no date.
oldrtybastrd (3372) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium amber with a small head. Malty aroma wtih hints of toffee. Malt and caramel flavor finished kinda weak.
kramer (5501) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a beautiful tawney color with a small white head that settled quickly. Generous amounts of Munich malt in the nose imparting a nice toffee and caramel scent. Flavor is rather unimpressive. None of the caramel and toffee flavor expected with that nose. A little bit of cardboard in the finish makes me wonder if this is maybe last years batch. Medium bodied with soft carbonatioon. Overall not a real great attempt at an Octoberfest. Left me underwhelmed.
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours to a medium head; amber color. Tastes of malt and a tinge of alcohol. Slightly sweet, too. This is a pretty good Octoberfeste beer.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear amber/copper with a medium off white frothy head that is quickly discipating and leaving no lace. Nose is malty with barly and touch of alcohol. Taste is sweet with caramel and candy from back to front. Overall clan and crisp, thirst quenching.
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Took the tour and then paid $3.50 for three samples...this was one of the choices. It was OK...would have liked to have a real glass to see how it started AND finished.