generallee08 (646) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It has a hazy appearance with a medium orange amber colored body. The head is just off white in color, small and fades quickly to a light ring of lace. There is a mild aroma of sweet bready malt with an odd ginger like spice and earthy dried leafy hops. It has interesting malty character with some caramel roasted flavors mixed with buttery sour dough bread notes and dry yeast. Hop flavor is in good balance and adds leafy and mildly spicy hop flavors which quickly fade off in the finish. It has a smooth texture, average carbonation and a good medium body.
hockeybeerguy (1960) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance has a dark copper colored body and left a one finger white foamy head, some nice ringy lacing was left around the sides of the glass. No carbonation was seen rising.
The smell seemed really off, bland and muted caramel tones with some light nuttiness to it.
The taste was basically the same.
The palate was a light to medium with nothing harsh on the tongue, sessionable.
Overall, I’m not that impressed with this beer. I’ve had better Oktoberfests and this isn’t one of them. I won’t seek this out again.
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, earthy and spicy hops, and light notes of dates. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, somewhat dirty malt, almost endol in flavor with a sweet finish. Medium body and light carbonation.
fishonmyplane (424) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Caramel sweetness, some bread. A little hoppier than a typical Oktoberfest. But overall, too timid. It needs a fuller body and a stronger flavor to be called an Oktoberfest.
Travlr (11132) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma of lightly toasted caramel. Taste is malt forward, subtle bread dough.
Iphonephan (3190) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at Mad Fox Oktoberfest. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Mild malty nose. Flavors if biscuit and lemon notes. Short mildly bitter finish.
Scrapersnbeer (1467) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of toast, citrus and earthy spices. Hazy orange...just like the leaves. Mineral laced bittersweet bready taste. Light body for amber ale, a tad cloying. Not what I expected for ’Oktoberfest’ although suitably malty.
EithCubes (4840) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose is nice and malty, soft citric hops and crisp, clean, sweet malt. Pours a pretty amber-golden with a short off-white head. Body medium with lively crispness, low bitterness and a bready resolution, some great soft citric character in the style of noble hopped Central European lagers rather than brutish American IPAs. Lightly sweet with dull caramel, but dry enough to be repeatable. Tastes more like spring to me than autumn, but good either way!
jsmerig (1238) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden orange. Aroma is bright an citrusy with a dark earthy note in the finish. Taste is malt forward with a nice semi-tart offset leading to a clean finish.
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UDBeernut (1676) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours amber with an off white head that fades. nose of toast and caramel. taste is malt based with the same notes in the nose. body is thick, sludgy.