mvp (224) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yeasty aroma. Light orange hue. Doesn’t look full. Average taste but light on the palate. I added 1 point from beigh from a can.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Amber pour with a small head. Spices, apple and malt aromas. Vanilla and caramel.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a can. Pours clear amber with decent off white head. Smell is sweet caramel malts, some light ripe fruit, doughy. Flavor was smooth caramel, medium sweet, light light spice, touch of hops, faint fruity. Nice Oktoberfest.
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewery. Medium amber color, not much nose. Most surprising to me was the presence of coriander flavor in the beer. Not bad, but not my go to choice for an Oktoberfest beer
edwardbass (753) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I haven’t tried many Octoberfests because of my IPA snobiness (which I’m outgrowing), but I enjoyed this one. A very pleasant aroma for a lager. Tastes slightly sweet, malty with nice hops bitterness in the background. Very drinkable.
drdisque (728) - Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a can poured in a shaker. Appearance is fizzy slightly orange amber. Flavor is thin, fairly carbonated, sweet, slightly bitter with moderate alcohol note. Nothing special, floral hop notes on finish. Unexceptional Oktoberfest, was built up like this was a really good one, but it didn’t impress. Still drinkable though.
JaBier (6412) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Clear copper pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt and lager yeast, along with some caramel. Caramel malt flavor with some bready character before a semi sweet finish.
HonkeyBra (3954) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can. Orangish amber pour with an off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, some cider aromas. Flavor is rich, malty. Big sweet caramel and toffee notes, some german hop notes. This is solid, nice, full bodied and delicious. Finishes somewhat sweet.
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s a solid and true-to-style Oktoberfest offering and relatively easy to drink. Not my favorite style, but fairly enjoyable all the same. If you’re into Oktoberfest beers, or even darker lagers this would be worth trying.
sigh_borg (93) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear reddish-amber with a medium white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is spice, caramel, yeast. Taste is quite sweet, more than I expected. Mouthfeel is light and highly carbonated. Very mild finish. Almost zero bitterness. No much in the way of hops. The sweetness combined with the spice and caramel maltiness kind of remind me of a belgian, but there’s something lager-like as well. Maybe the yeast? Perhaps I’m just unfamiliar with this style. Note to self: drink more Octoberfests.