biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Honestly, I drink this like water when it comes out. Exceptionally well balanced, not an overly complex malt profile but perfectly delicious. Golden/light amber color, it doesn’t hurt that I’ve never had this anything but super fresh. It has become one of my favorites, if not my favorite, Ofest.
jlynnehayes (3) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Amber color, light aroma with good carbonation. Slight malty flavor, clean but not that much going on.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Backlog from Nov 2012. Light amber in the glass with an off-white head. Toasted malt aroma and flavor with a backing of spice. Light to medium body and a toasted malt aftertaste.
nearbeer (3937) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint at CLT airport. Clear topaz with a small ring of bubbles. Nose is at first sour, then lightly toasted grain and caramel. Taste is sweet toasted grain and just a touch of dry grass and sour apple. Light body is well balanced and has light carbonation.
DaveStroud (10) - Indian Trail, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good Octoberfest, but average by most standards. Very sessionable. A good beer to share with friends.
arventresca (566) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at tgi Friday’s. Pretty run of the mill Oktoberfest. Probably the best choice at Friday’s. Good to support local brew.
maxwelldeux (3966) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the airport. Pours a lighter amber color with a moderate white head. Some grains and maltiness to the nose of this, with both some of the malty bitterness and a hint of sweetness to the taste.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this beer at the brewery taproom on 9/23/10. Reviewed from notes. Poured into a giant mug. Came out a very clear copper/amber color with a large 3-finger creamy off-white head. Light lace stuck behind. Nose of toffee, caramel, light hops. Pretty average.
What it lacked in the nose, it made up for in flavor! Semi-sweet candied malts. Notes of toffee, bread, and lightly oily hops on the finish. Excellent aftertaste. Good carbonation level. Easily drinkable. Had I not had to drive home, I would have had another mug, as the first mug was gone before I knew it. Recommend.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: October 07, 2010
Appearance: clear dark copper, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: light bready aroma, hint of sweetness
Flavor: sweet bready flavor, nice munich character, touch of sweetness balanced by light earthyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
tia (1044) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark golden with ample foamy head. Smells toasty and lightly sour. Very malty but not overly cloying. Malt flavor hangs on.