gringo332 (573) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright amber, minimal head. Aroma is dead on, toast, caramel, very faint roast, noble hop background, earthy, well balanced. Malt comes through a bit more in flavor, hop character balances through finish. Medium carbonation. Well done.
drowland (7059) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/19/11. 12oz bottle via Cavie! Slightly hazy amber pour, almost red, with a small khaki head that fades but keeps a ring. Grainy caramel aroma with a big malty flavor that tastes of grain, chocolate, and caramel. Nice!
TizzleJizzle (736) - Garland, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of caramel, nuts, and all kinds of malts. Poured an ever so slightly unfiltered auburn/brown color. Tasted like a damn good oktoberfest with the usual malty suspects. Smooth finish. Relaxing beer to drink and on a cool autumn day. Happy oktoberfest!
Tabednar (139) - - SEP 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
9.1.2011 - Houston, TX
Always like Real Ale when they venture out from their staples. It is what an Oktoberfest should be -- with a Texas twist.
PlinyTheMiddle (12) - Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Draught House.
A friend bought this for me and didn’t tell me what it was. It smelled very sweet - like strawberries and apricots. This came through in the taste, but it is nicely balanced by some subtle, earthy hops.
It’s pretty thick bodied and flavorful for a lager. I’m betting it’s an ale. Not that I don’t like ales - I just never would have figured it for an Oktoberfest. Still, I ordered another one.
johnnnniee (2983) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Received in trade from depechemode1983 and Exiled, thanks for the opportunity guys.
Pours a shade lighter than red with a thinnish white head that dissipates almost immediately. Smells mostly of grainy bready malt with hints of honey. Very faint earthy hop aroma barely peeks through the sweetness. Taste leans heavily towards the sweet bready malts, with a very light smattering of dark dried fruits as she warms a bit. Sweet almost sticky mouthfeel is barely kept in check by the crisp carbonation. This is a decent enough brew although a bit sweet for my liking.
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle - Pours a copper color with virtually no head. Looks very flat. Tastes better, though. Scents of fruit. Cherry? I like it better the more of it I have. Makes me want to sample more German style beers. Nice one.
AmEricanbrew (6377) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear bright orange color/ ivory head. Sulfer, corn meal, grainy aromas. Lightly sweet honey biscuit flavors with subtle earthy hoppage, easy drinking.
arminjewell (8679) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy red with white head, aroma has notes of caramel, grain, toasted malt. Taste is sweet caramel, grain, some grass and earth, slightly bitter but mostly sweet finish. Not bad.
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured a healthy shade of medium orange with almost no head sticking around.. hazy. The aroma picked up sweeter caramel and fruity malts with a touch of molasses.. a little earthy accent.. sugary and enjoyable. The flavor found sweet caramel and bready notes at the core.. touches of darker fruit and toasty earth accented.. long, malty finish. Light-medium bodied with too little carbonation on the palate.. grainy, too.. decent feel to it beyond that.