BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2012 Surprisingly good effort here! Slightly nutty and sweet melanoiden on the nose with crisp, lagery undertones. Not completely clean on the finish, but it does finish somewhat dry. Real Ale is doing it right with some of these limited/seasonal release beers.
ShawnC (76) - - SEP 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is a deep caramel malt. Thicker mouthfeel with a wonderfully approachable structure and finish. Pretty straightforward on the palate. Malts and a clean hint of bitter on finish. Made for drinking. Not for examining.
---That dog will hunt!
jkwalking05 (4526) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted in 2009. Amber with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of caramel, malt sugar and honey. Taste is of malt and caramel.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Deeper caramel in color, modeate frothy off-white head, decent lacing.   Malty aroma, slight
cereal and mealiness.   Has a bit of graininess to it too.   Malty tongue, slight sweet, a little mealy but
not bad.   Not grainy on the tongue, thankfully.   Pretty straight forward and clean.   Body and mouthfeel
are moderate to full.   Feels pretty smooth.   Rich maltiness on the backside, even a little sticky.
Kinda finishes rather bland.   Most of the stuff is up front.   Soft maltiness lingers.   While its clean,
it needs a little more umph.   Thanks Bill for the bottle!
chibuck (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
bottle... dark orange, shiny, great color, watery tan head is gone right away... wet dog skunked lager, yuck aroma... graham cracker, caramel, and skunk, not a good oktober at all
onceblind (6619) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2011. Clear deep copper, light white head. Big aroma of toasty biscuit, mild noble hop bitterness, and dank earthy dry malt. Flavor was nice and big and dry. Lots of earthy Munich malt, toast, and biscuit. Lovely!
BelgianBeerGal (3652) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in Ft Worth. Across the board, this is a classic fest beer. Clean and refreshing with just a hint of autumn with the caramel. Just a really well done lager.
unclemike (2812) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep copper color with a slight off white head that collars around the glass. The aroma is biscuity, malty, and slightly buttery with a dash of skunkiness. Slightly sweet malty taste with touches of bread and that classic german lager taste. Slight hops taste in the back end that isn’t too bitter but a nice compliment to the maltiness. Medium mouthfeel. Fairly drinkable.
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This brew is a right nice rendition of a marzen/oktoberfest beer! Not much hops detected and not overly sweet. Tastes good and is very refreshing. It was hard to fight not chugging this one down cause it is so tasty and so smooth! Fall is in full swing so its time to start enjoying the fall season brews!
HonkeyBra (3955) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from a friend from Texas. This beer pours a deep amber color with a thin white head. Aroma of apple, rich grainy malt, cereal, with touches of toffee. Flavor is very malt forwardhas a lot of toffee, nuts, cereal grains. A touch of hay. Medium to full bodied, nice carbonation. This is an impressive Oktoberfest.