phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a semi cloudy copper colour with a medium sized white head. Aroma is slightly nutty, rich roasted malt character and subtle hops. A little toasty with a hint of maple syrup.
That1Guy (1988) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well...yeah. Don’t really want to go through a full 6 of this...but beer’s beer and it’s not the color of pee.
frankenkitty (1961) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep, coppery/amber body with mild carbonation under a staunch, yellowhite head. Grainy, cornmealy aroma, lightly toasted, with mild nuttiness. Low caramel notes in the flavor to a generic malted sweetness. (Compare to a "small beer" made from the second-runnings of a good Marzen.) Afterthoughts of lager yeast and mineral water. Mid-bodied with a sweet & sour finish. Leaves a light coat of sugars on the palate. ’Tis the season for Oktoberfest brews and I’ve tried many superior ones to this over the past month.
Note: Mixing 50/50 with Bell’s Oktoberfest is an adequate compromise.
<font size=-4>6 pack from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Liquors, Oak Lawn, IL 60453</font>
jstraw (1939) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2009 Clear copper with light, fizzy off-white head / Nose of grain and corn syrup / Light body, sweet, syrupy and watery, with minimal hopping and brief finish / Flavors of corn syrup and artificial caramel / Poor.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pristine, transparent and pale copper in color with a laundry foam head of white. Aroma reveals a toasted assortment, rounded out by crisp bran flakes getting capped with auburn hazelnuts, caramel and honey. A sweet whole wheat brown bread scent keeps the traditional sense going. Flavor lays in frankly. Sweet whole wheat and cornmeal with caramel make the first impression on the palate. Quaffable, expansive carbonation. Warm brown bread diffusion. Caramel sweetened whole grain oats parceled with toasted bran flakes. Medium bodied and a frequent contributor to all areas of the mouth, finishing with leaven bread, oat dust and a mild toffee talc afterlife.
UDBeernut (1910) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
six pack from the local rip and run. Twist off cap, glad I used electrical tape for Mr. Coldbrewky. Pours a lovely translucent amber capped by a billowy off white head with good retention. Nose has a nice bread character. Taste follows in order with light bitterness and flowers. Body is a bit weak and watery. Tasty and easy drinking none the less.
Darkmagus82 (1896) - - OCT 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from Ba review on 10-29-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a light copper/ orange amber color with a one finger of fizzy white head. The head fades fast at first, but then slows at is gets smaller, eventually fading to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of lightly toasted malt and a good amount of caramel sweetness. These aromas are the bulk of the smell, but other lighter aromas of a grassy and toffee aroma are there as well, overall creating a sweet and lightly roasted aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with some bready flavors with some caramel sweetness. As the flavor advances the bready flavors gain a bit of roasted nature toward the middle and the end. Along with the change in the bready flavors, there are also changes in the sweet flavors as well. The caramel at the front is joined by some toffee flavors in the middle and a lighter fruit flavor at the end. With all these transitions, an herbal and grassy flavor comes to the tongue more toward the end of the taste, leaving a decently roasted but moderately sweet and grassy flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly lighter side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Both are rather appropriate for the style and quite appropriate for the flavor profile of the beer.
Overall – A rather average Oktoberfest. A decent blend of malt, roast, sweet and hop creating a rather easy drinking brew overall.
LtDan (1796) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a distance, it looks like a Marzen/Oktoberfest. But when you get up close, its just brown water with a tad bit of hop and malt.
Leafs93 (1790) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is caramel and bready. Taste is sweet. Light bodied with a thin texture.
arkurzynski (1631) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2009
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours copper/orange. Sweet/malty aroma. Quite bitter and dry for an Oktoberfest. Leaves a bit of a sour aftertaste. Stick with some of the other Point beers.