SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Murky red brown with a small head. Light malt aroma with dry tannic toastiness and a touch of earthy hops. Dry and toasty flavor with a tannic bite and just a little sweetness. Coarse body. Not somethingij could get into. Needs some more malt and overall balance.
17thfloor (2428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a murky copper with no head, looks like a soda. Lightly toasted malt aroma. The flavor is almost correct, if not for being too light and the alcohol ruins it. Slightly nutty toasted malt, nice lagered flavor. I could see this recipe being reworked into something delicious.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear brown with a thin off white head. Mild aroma, mainly sweet malt. Flavor basically had some malt in there, but not a whole lot else. I was expecting more spices or something to really stand out from this beer. Very average.
deyholla (5975) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear earthy orange with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of malts with notes of bread, hay and grain backed by just a hint of caramel sweetness. Flavor is similarly malty with mainly bread and hay notes backed by some sweet grains and a hint of caramel.
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap from a small sampler glass, clear amber with small white head. nose is grainy with slighty malty notes to it. flavor seems like a bland lager if not for the hint of some maltiness. never as bready as you’d want an oktoberfest brew to be. decent. no major flaws.
hombrepalo (1758) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear amber color. Malty, nutty with a clean crisp taste. Silght aftertaste of carmel. Greate with piece’s pizza!
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Piece. Pours a hazed orange with a thinnish white head. Nose is toasty malt and an herbal hop note. Very clean with faint sweetness. On tasting, rich and round malt. Clean and bready. Balanced bitterness overall. Great malt character, drying finish. Really solid Oktoberfest.
Roonai (245) - - OCT 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at piece under the name ’octoberfist’. P is a clear pumpkin orange w little head and no lacing. Nose is harvest malts , wheat and some pumpkin. Taste is similar ; light spicing over a wheaty base... A bit underwhelming.
Aurelius (3910) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darkly sweet malt aroma. Woody, toasty, sunflower-seedy, a little caramelized touch. Medium to medium light bodied. Lightly briny, sweet toast finish. Not very complicated, not too bitter. Drinkable and true-to-style.
drdisque (495) - Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flavor is a bit sweeter than many Octoberfest beers and I really appreciate that. Definite caramel note. Much more restrained on the maltiness than many Oktoberfests as well. I usually don’t like this style but this is one I did enjoy.