kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Moosehead Bar in Charlotte. Poured a hazy copper color with a thick off-white head that lingered well and left good lacing. Nose was a pleasant mix of malty sweet caramel and hoppy floral, with some bread and earth undertones. Mouthfeel was full, somewhat tingly and slightly chewy, and the taste then accentuated the malty caramel and earth of the nose.
Rounded off to a long pleasant finish, making this a most fine Oktoberfest beer.
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 (3590) - 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 (561) - 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 (3466) - 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 (10886) - 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 (852) - 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.
LilBeerDoctor (3414) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber orange with a thick white head. Aroma of bready malts and sweet malts. Flavor is mostly bready malts, some sweet fruits, and a little hop bitterness. Overall a pretty good Oktoberfest.