deyholla (7482) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Surprised to find a new entry here. Pours a nice deeper copper hazy pour, nice glowing orange, amber glow. Frothy offwhite head atop is sizable, good stick around and lacing. Aromas are a bit carmelized, gentle earthiness, spice, faint florals and toast. Initial is medium bodied, touches of toast, biscuit and carmelized malt, faint dark fruit meets earthy hop, subtle spice. A gentle giryth but not as toasty or rich as other examples. Some toast, carmelized elements preach harder into that backend. Earthy hop, faint spice, but that malty life gives the character here. Finish is a bit toasty, carmelized and earthy, gentle spice and earthy hops. A bit spicy as we finish and it really lingers on. Different than your typical Okt. Solid. A sweeter nose leads to a more complex beer.
kermis (6077) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sampled at the brewpub. Pours hazy copper with an off white head. Aroma of malt, light citrusy hops, grain. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Light to medium bodied with light carbonation.
Aurelius (4530) - 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.
drewbeerme (3887) - 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.
kaser (3582) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at piece. Orange and cloudy with white head. Biscuits and malty earth tastes - slightly fruity. Very enjoyable Oktoberfest.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - 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.
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 (2435) - 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.
hombrepalo (1911) - 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!