tlind2 (1552) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@Rotterdam, Helsinki. Golden color, white head. Sweet malty aroma, very fresh malty flavor with just enough hops to make it quaffable. No noticable alcohol. It’s a good Oktoberfest beer.
thendrix (7) - USA - SEP 17, 2008 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoyed the depth of the flavor - lots of malt and sweetness at the beginning and finished off with just a little bitter. Good Octoberfest brew for sure.
danielyabu (1514) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - SEP 15, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a aparência dessa Oktoberfest/Märzen alemã não apresenta nada de mais. A aparência inicial da espuma é pequena, a cor alva e a longevidade reduzida. Há moderada formação de colarinho e o corpo é claro, de densidade rala e tonalidade amarela. No aroma, a coisa melhora um pouco. Farejam-se notas de pão claro, grama e caramelo. O agradável sabor é moderadamente adocicado no início e levemente adocicado e ácido no final, de duração média. No paladar, um corpo médio, de textura cremosa, carbonatação borbulhante e final ligeiramente metálico e levemente alcoólico.
jfb (5396) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) yellow-golden colour, firm white head. aroma of sweet pale malts, hops, light corn. flavour is pale malts with light caramel. watery, dry salty finish, light to medium body, mild carbonation, as boring as it gets.
cab (866) - DENMARK - SEP 12, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can.50cl. This beer seemed to lack any real taste. It goes down smooth and doesn’t offend in any way. caramel, pale, clear, a minimal head, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation.
Kinz (3713) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the JRHB club meeting. Always a nice surprise to be at one of the meetings, sample a beer I know I’ve had many times before, and then discover I’ve never rated it. I think that a lot of this is because with a lot of the "classic" examples, I had them for years prior to finding Ratebeer, but 5 years into it and 1900+ beers later, it is hard to remember some of these old brews. In any case, medium amber, clear, slight head. Aroma was lightly malty with faintly floral hops. Flavor is the same, perhaps lightly grassy. Not bad, not great.
klavoie22 (16) - Newmarket, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
No the best oktoberfest but its okay, the sweet hangs on for a bit, finishes decent.
Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a typical lager that I can get into, otherwise I find lagers pretty yucky... pours a deep amber with a small head, smell of candied, rotten, sour fruits... easy drinking and mildly sweet... I could get into these kind of lagers.
s01gs (17) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks a little tired... Pale golden coulour with a head that disappeared way too quickly. The taste is rather sweet and malty and goes well with pork and sauerkraut as a beer like this should. Overall not as good as I remembered it from previous years.
TEJA (2192) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2008
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
3:rd of 4 different oktoberfest beer in a sampling. A litle more colour than the previous oktoberfest beers. Small aroma of malt. God bitterness and some maltiness.