MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Keva sports Center. This one has had some ups and downs for me. Keva is not a beer place so it is this of Lite beer, so this wins every time. This one went from OK to not bad. Might be the setting...
drpimento (1936) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured at a good temperature with a smallish, very light tan head that settles out and a bit of lace. Color is a red amber with no bubble trails. Aroma is malt, barn, a bit of skunk and solvent. Flavor’s much better with rich malt, enough carbonic tang and hop/yeast bitter to balance the malt sweet and a bit of roast to top it off. Body & carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, average length and drinkable. I’d have another. This was a gift from friend Paul B; thanks man!
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A maltier than normal version of a marzen. Nothing special but somewhat enjoyable yet.
HonkeyBra (2485) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a very dark amber-- very dark for an octoberfest -- with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, mild nutty notes. Flavor is rich, hearty, and crisp. Nice toffee and nutty notes. Very drinkable. Finishes with a bit of herbal and grassy hops. Medium bodied. Pretty nice.
madvike (2090) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Pours dark amber with a thin off-white head. Nose is peanuts, butter, dark bread malt. Taste is thinnish dark bread, more buttery peanut butter, a bit of herbal hops on the finish, Fairly thin body, nice carbonation. Weird beer--the buttery nuttiness really throws me off. Not the best.
demmbonz (303) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite dark for an oktoberfest. Nice thin head that lasts and lasts. Odd aroma of sour fruitiness. Taste is sweet and malty with some bitterness.
nuplastikk (3289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the Players Bar in Madison. Orange brown. Deep sticky malt tones, a pinch off, but maybe leaning towards a Bock? Buttery, off. Amateur lagering. Amber richness, no hop balance. Could be the lines are off in high class establishment as well. Either way, unstellar beer.
crossovert (4597) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 17, 2011
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Too fruity for an oktoberfest in my opinion. They seem to have butchered the style here.
tmoreau (1626) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Husby’s in Sister Bay, WI. for the annual Fall Fest. Dispensed to a shaker on request, while most of the pours went to plastic. Displayed a deep, brownish amber color, with a creamy beige, almost light tan head, and foamy waves of lacing. The aroma was toasty, almost roasty, with a touch of light caramel sweetness. The flavor contained plenty of smooth malt, moderate hop bitterness, with a creamy mouthfeel and better than medium body. There were a number of Oktoberfests served by vendors on the street, but this was my favorite.
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Received a 12-oz bottle via trade with Ughsmash. Pours a clear golden pale amber colored brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin film top. Aroma of light caramel and fruity malts, a hint of toffee and very little floral hops. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of dry biscuits, some tart berries, and light floral hops. Finish has a slight tart berry and metallic texture aftertaste with little bitterness. Hard to place this one between a Munich or Vienna style. Maybe a Belgian sour style Mårzen could be one possibility.