bwalcott2 (14) - Ocean City, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured an orangey gold. half a finger of head. the nose had malts, caramel, and a little toffee. Initial taste was a bad metalic. It also had a little smokiness to it at the end. Nothing really stands out to me in this brew. not the greatest Oktoberfest.
mithrilbalrog (24) - Ithaca, USA - SEP 27, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells of caramel. Pours hazy amber with minimal head. Tastes like beer-flavored water with soft carbonation. Save money and just have seltzer.
ffaoe (237) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2012
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
very little aroma. appearance is light amber with a decent head. taste is slightly malty but kind of watery.
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from Bertís Better Beer. Generic malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish. Unfortunately there is also a sour metallic taste throughout the sip. Whatís odd is this is a fresh bottle and the second bottle I opened had the same taste and aromas. So it leads me to believe that this is produced by the hops or malt. Anyway, I wouldnít buy this again.
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a cloudy copper color with a one finger white head. Aroma is skunky, caramel, and a very faint pine. Taste is light sweetness, lightly bitter, and that same skunkyness I had in the aroma. Feels light body and lively, with a bitter sweet finish.
bottomsup7 (3) - - SEP 5, 2012 does not count
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Not much of an Oktoberfest. Kind of bland and not malty. Color is too light which is probably why the beer is bland. It is still a good drinking beer just not an Oktoberfest to me.
mikem409 (1482) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from otter creek. Pours orange foamy head. Big malt aroma and flavor one of best oktobers I have gad
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle- pours gold with a light tan head. Aroma is light/medium malt-caramel/toast/nutty, 2nd herbal. Taste is light/medium malt-caramel/toast, 2nd herbal-tea hops.
mansquito (3385) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Otter Creek Brewery: Pours a light copper color with a small white head. Aroma is a mild caramel malt aroma. Taste is mild caramel malt taste. German dry hops are present throughout. Crisp and refreshing, but doesnít stand out. Oktoberfests are weird for me because sometimes the most innocuous examples are the biggest draws. With this beer, I just wanted to get it over with, and I did.
Chad9976 (1176) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into an Oktoberfest mug.
Appearance: Pure orange/copper color. Mostly clear, but with a distinct fogginess to the complexion. Forms a large, white, soapy head which mostly dissipates but does leave minor lacing.
Smell: Noticeably malty, lightly sweet on the surface, with a distinct generic lager aroma at the core.
Taste: Itís really difficult to make an Oktoberfest truly tasty and unique without going to extreme lengths or resorting to gimmicks. Frankly, I think itís all American breweries can do to make a beer that simply doesnít suck to garner a thumbs up from more refined beer drinkers like me. Otter Creek Oktoberfest is a perfect example of that. Itís the above average generic American Oktoberfest.
It starts out noticeably sweet and malty. Light toffee and other hard candy flavors are prominent right away. They give way to a light, dry, but inoffensive bitterness on the second half with a slightly pasty, dry aftertaste. There is a very noticeable clean lager flavor undermining the entire palate. But itís a clean, authentic lager taste - nothing that indicates adjuncts or cheapness. Iíd definitely prefer more flavor overall, but whatís here is definitely decent. The sweetness is enough to make it enjoyable, but light enough to keep it from being cloying. The light bitterness tells you itís a beer, but light enough to be drinker-friendly.
Mouthfeel: Surprisingly thick, soft, almost creamy, but not sticky. Doesnít quite feel tepid, but itís not as heavy as a stout or any kind of imperial brew.
Drinkability: What sells me on Otter Creek Oktoberfest is just how comfortable it is in the mouth and how easy it is to drink. I found myself taking huge gulps even though it isnít a particularly refreshing beer and I wasnít even that thirsty. At only 4.5% ABV itís definitely sessionable and would make an ideal starter beer for Joe and Jane Six Pack looking to get out of their fizzy yellow beer rut.