Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub during North by Northwest’s 2011 Oktoberfest party.
The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of toffee and bread notes with a little bit of grass and some sugary sweetness. The flavor is has a little bit of toasted and caramel malt and some nuttyness, as well as some earth and grass from the hops. There is a little bit of sweetness and a little bit of alcohol. A very easy drinking Oktoberfest, definitely a beer you can have more than one of. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Tap @ NXNW): Pale amber-orange body, clear. White foamy head. Malty aroma. Good malt taste, not acidic. Roasted, red flavor. Slight acidic aftertaste. Clean & refreshing. Okay taste. Lagery after it warms up.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at brewpub.
Pours an average amber with a nose of air and sweet leaves with mud. Flavor is a malty hop nut. Average mouthfeel. Eh.
Andrew196 (1095) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A tad better than the Marzen. Not good in the beginning....finish of cereal...got much better as it warmed....awkward ceral taste turned to a pleasant malty taste with notes of alcohol and hops....typical NXNW beer.
thirdeye11 (5772) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) clear rich orange with a ring of off-white bubbles. Nose of candi sugar, pumpkin mash, and cinnamon. Taste of caramel, pumpernickel bread, raw grain mash, and a pumpkin linger. Grain linger seems odd, sunflower seed oil in the palate finish.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is nice copper amber with a dense tan head...smell was sweet and grainy...taste had some nice caramel sweetness with a lot of the signature grainy flavor...finish was much hoppier than most Oktobers...definately a better NXNW brew...
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light clear copper with a small white creamy head. Smell is of apple juice. Taste begins w/ a fair amount of tartness, some light sweetness in the form of a toasty malt, and mild bitterness in the finish. Nice and refreshing. A good example of the style, and a touch hoppier than expected which I really liked.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear coppery orange, thin fizzy white head. After warming from the icy pour, the nose leaned towards a spicy, grainy toasted caramel tone, with a faint hint of earthiness. Flavor was much the same with a decent late hop kick for balance. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, spicy hop finish. A good session fest brew...
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(1 liter mug filled from tap at brewery Oktoberfest celebration on October 4, 2008) Kicked off my experience at the North By Northwest Oktoberfest celebration with a liter of their Oktoberfest. Went down really easy. Finished in the same amount of time it took my friends to finish their .5 liter servings. To be able to drink a brew that fast and easy says something about the beer. It’s light-bodied, but just hefty enough to be able to drink lots while still enjoying the beer. Great head, nice aroma, smooth and cool.