rproff78 (86) - - SEP 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good Oktoberfest...worth a try. Pyramid always makes great beers!!! Love this time of year!
dnbthompson (35) - Bend, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy dark amber with a nice creamy head from a recently purchased 22 oz bottle. My first taste was surprisingly refreshing with some sweet notes to the finish. As with most Pyramid products, the value is the overlying factor as many of their 22 oz . products can be purchased for well under the $3 mark. I drink many of their beers as an ’everyday’ craft brew without spending too much money on them. I would pick this one up again.
jds2008 (7) - Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep mahogany colored with cream/light tan head that is very fine and creamy. Clings to glass. Malty and some hops on the nose with a little dark fruit. Full hops with bitterness up front followed by malty, smoky, sweetish finish. A little too long of a bitter finish. A little thinner mouth feel than expected with such a dark color.
GarrettB (1039) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
January 7th, 2013 - Putting pen to paper, I still have a hard time identifying differences between Oktoberfest brews, let alone what makes one better or another. But first impressions count for a lot, and my first impression of Pyramid’s Oktoberfest in a tasting vacuum is that it is "fine", and certain something you can bring to a holiday party. The smell has mild malt notes, but not too sweet, with touches of old cinnamon (the kind you dredge out of the spice drawer for that once-a-year use) and old chocolate bar (similarly, the kind re-discovered in the back of the candy drawer.) The flavor is sweeter...very sweet indeed. Brown sugar, that old cinnamon touch, a pronounced hoppy bitterness in the background, and that deep, sugary grape sweetness that often makes this beers a little too sweet for me. Know a reveler with a hankering for sugar? This’ll please. Otherwise? I’ll look for something more restrained.
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nose is definitely malt dominant, with a lot of toasting and nuttiness in there and just a bit of some sweeter candy. Taste is only slightly sweet and has a lot of toasting elements. Nicely balanced. Solid brew.
mikedR (1219) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice. Very milky. Solid malt character. A surprising bit of hops towards the end. Wouldn’t mind more malts and less hops, but this is good.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Safeway in Davis. Pours an amber color and has the basics flavors of this style of beer. Hints of cloves and nutmeg hit the palate. Malty with a good amount of hop. Solid brew.
andrewturba (969) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a mostly clear deep copper with a reddish tinge, large creamy off white head, great retention and small bits of lace. Aroma is rich maltiness, toasted malts, but kinda clean lagerish. Flavour is sweet maltiness, toasted malts, moderate hop bitterness, earthy and a bit grassy.
greenhorn1 (812) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Ok let’s just say it, Marzen style just isn’t that great. However, I thought this was not bad and underrated. Nice amber color, strong malt backbone in the nose and palate. Somewhat creamy and a nice bitter bite in the finish.
Frahmo (292) - Idaho, USA - NOV 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Northern Lights cinema in Nampa. Nice amber color with a little off white head. Malty up front with some unexpected sweetness that finished with some bitter tones. The sweet through me off a bit, a little unusual and not expected in this style.