TheGent (611) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
bomber on the cheap. Clear deep amber with lots of carbonation. Aroma is a caramel hit. Taste and body is a nice very much a lager. sessionable. crisp. light taste but who’s complaining?
AirForceHops (1850) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. bottle. Mugs shows me Clear amber color with no head retention. Smell is real muted, weak malt at best. Taste is a standard Oktoberfest. Bread malt sweetness, with a light toffee malt. Has a slight indescribable hops character. For me; this is a weak effort. Nothing directly wrong with it. However, it just doesn’t have much flavor.
PhatB420 (468) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Oktoberfest" growler distributed from the brewery into a pint. Purchease in western Mass. and enjoyed on a cool autumn evening on the cusp of another October. Taste is sweet up front, malty sweet, caramel rich flow with hints of butternuts and sugared candy. The malts main factor to the pallate is the sweetness. Color is a combo of orange, copper, gold, and hay, perfect for the type. A rather enjoyable brew for the season, and if the abv is accurate one on the higher end of enjoyment for me. It appears Opa knows there Octoberfest quite well, as this brew has remained consistently enjoyable over the years. Glad I finally got around to rating it.
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma was malty but with a sneaky bitterness. Flavor was nice and malty but a slight unexplainable fruitiness could be noted.
I enjoyed this beer, not the greatest beer of this style I’ve had but vet drinkable
bbbeer (411) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coppery with small head. Aroma malty, brown sugary. Medium bodied, smooth. Nice malty flavor with hint of caramel but not too sweet. Decent Octoberfest.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden marzen with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet lactic malt with fruity esters, light chalkyness. In mouth, a sweet weizen like marzen with loads of fruity esters, bananas, light acidity, a bit cloying. Pint at Jacob Wirth as Opa-Opa Oktoberfest, 5.50$.
dnstone (1984) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty aroma. Copper-amber with slight white head. Smoothe malty and a bit buttery. A great and accurate oktoberfest beer.
fata2683 (2162) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at the brewpub, pours amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is caramel malt and biscuit. Flavor is toasted, caramel malt with some toffee and mild spicing.
CamdenD (979) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very drinkable 7% dark lager. Cloying sweetness and a lack of a sturdy backbone keep this beer from reaching much more than "good," but overall this is a nice take on a style that often breeds average.
thornecb (3641) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep amber into a stein. Off-white head quickly recedes to hug rim. Dark sour caramel aromas. Astringent with dark caramel and toasted biscuit. Nutty finish.