KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. The pour was a hazy amber/orange with a huge (3-4 finger) light beige frothy head that lasted throughout and had excellent lacing which clung to the glass.
The aroma was very light of toasted bread malts, a grassy hop and a mild sweet doughy yeast with a hint of caramel and possibly some dark fruit.
It tasted lightly sweet and a tad bitter in the beginning and finished a tiny bit on the sour side with a sweet caramel malt flavor that was ever so slightly bitter at the end. The flavor only lasted a short while after the swallow.
Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and dry in texture with a fizzy carbonation.
Overall a very mild Oktoberfest, but it was nice and satisfying and quite drinkable.
burg326 (3667) - Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle pours an amber color aromas of caramel, biscuits, and some light cookie. Flavors are the same, decent little marzen.
S_Side_Smitty (457) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a cloudy amber with a giant off white head. Has a yeasty white bread-like aroma with some malts and something herbal in the background. Taste is odd - like a caramel sweetened mineral water that has no aftertaste, in fact, it disappears completely and instantly. This one doesn’t hold up for me.
nuplastikk (4396) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Hazy orange-tan with a massive white head. Rather straightforward, clean doughy malt tones. Light orange in the aftertaste, more sweet than bitter or citric. Doesn’t really nail it stylistically, but is sessionable enough. OK at best.
hopscotch (9154) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Clear amber ale with a ridiculously huge, frothy, off-white head. Great retention. The nose is nutty, hoppy and malty – caramel, black tea and sugar cookie. Medium-bodied and oily with busy carbonation. The flavor is a touch acidic, indicating the beginning of an infection, but there are some nutty, caramely notes nicely balanced by a sufficient hop bill. Malty, tangy finish. Obviously, there’s a bug in the bottle, but it hasn’t progressed far enough to strip away the beer’s flavor or body. Still enjoyable.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured amber with a tall off-white head that settled to a lasting ring and left light lace. Aroma of toasted malts, light spice, and bread. The flavor was much the same with toasted malt and light spice. Medium body.
PorterPounder (5540) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Earth Fare - 12 oz bottle. Pours a light copper with a bubbly white head. Aroma is distant, very faint hints of pepper and grain. Flavor is not overpowering, but not unpleasant. Brief hints of caramel and molasses, just a touch of ripening vegetables. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. Par.
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2011
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Copper with a thick bubbly beige head, medium body, and medium carbonation.
Aroma is dominated by sharp minerality, but has some fruity esters similar to Fruit Loops.
Flavor is harsh minerality trampling all over some sweet nutty and grainy notes.
Overall, the background malt character seems quite nice, but the prickly minerality is an attention hog.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fairly fresh 12 oz bottle. Labeled as Oktobeerfest. The one pours a slgihtly hazy, copperish amber color and topped by a thick head of beige colored foam. Some sticky legging and lace coat the glass as the head recedes. The aroma is fairly straightforward and is based in sweet toffee and caramel malt with hints of toasted bread and a touch of hop bitterness on the back end. The flavor follows suit and is again based in the sweet toffee and caramel malt along with a touch of fruit and toasted bread. There is some grassy hop bitterness on the back end as well to help balance things out. Medium bodied with substantial carbonation that leads to a slightly drying finish thank to the lager yeast. Not an exciting style for sure but this is a clean, straight forward brew that leaves just a little more to be desired. Decent brew.
Jabic (427) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ar: Faint grassy aroma, but little else.
Ap: Orange amber, clear, very big light tan head with very good retention.
T: Sweet caramel up front, thins out very quickly though - finish is quite watery and clean.
P: Light bodied with low carbonation.
O: Clean and drinkable o-fest, though it could use some deeper malt character and a bit more mouthfeel.