jfb (5298) - 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 (3684) - 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 (2077) - 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.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My first octoberfest of the season. Just a run of the mill octoberfest. Rather weak hops and malts though. Decent honey aroma. Quaffable
punainen6 (93) - FINLAND - SEP 2, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, light amber color with a fizzy white head. Aroma has some malts, spices and
grass. Carbonation is pretty standard, not too offensive. Aftertaste is quite nice malty almost caremel like finish. But overall this feels abit watery.
peuasa (34) - Salvador, BRAZIL - SEP 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2008 Great beer with a good caramel flavor. medium sized white head, clear amber cooper color.