boisebeer (57) - boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
poors red copper color with almost no head. lacy layor ontop. slightly hoppy. decent beer
GarrettB (1018) - 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 (3542) - 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 (1148) - 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 (961) - 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 (807) - 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 (283) - 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.
DeanF (1687) - Nunavut, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Okay copper body but barely any head to speak of. Fun malty/caramel aroma that grows on me, in fact I quite like it. Flavour is a strong malt with a hint of dry wood on the end. Highly drinkable, probably intended to be drunk by the litre. Upon litre.
shrubber85 (7521) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Lactic caramel/corn syrup malt aroma. Amber with huge light tan head. Amber with moderate off-white head. Sweet caramel malt with moderately bitter weedy herbal flavor. Rough.
stevoj (2073) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brewforia, medium amber with nice high creamy head. Malt dominates the aroma and taste, as is the norm for the style. Some nutty remnants linger on the palate. Decent festbier from the NW.