Oakes (13600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty sure this was it, though without any recent ratings I’m a little skeptical. On tap at Funky Buddha. Light amber colour. Toasty-crackerlike fresh malt nose. Somewhat sweet on the palate, and becomes moreso as the glass goes. It moves towards being less toasty and more caramelly, and doesn’t really finish well at all. Needs some dryness, even if just from toasty malts.
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draft, Rich O’s) Pours an amber-brown body with a medium-sized creamy white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, mild hops, and some flaorls. Flavor of malts, caramel, and cinnamon.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Summits - Cumming
amber with a chill haze, whispy head, sweet peat aroma, velvet smooth body, sweet malt flavor, upon warming some great warm bread malt character comes out, only a hint of bitter in the finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Port 82!!! On tap at Capone’s as J.L.S. Octoberfest. Poured a medium and clear golden/amber color wtih a small sized off white head. Aromas of toasted bread, earthy, and some caramel. Tastes of toast, earthy, light citrus, caramel, and bread. Lacing left on the glass.
3fourths (8697) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rogue Pub Eugene. Clear dark orange color with a very small head. Light carbonation, but that may have been the fault of the pub. Spicy flavor, nutty, mellow sweet honey and brown sugar, with a festive leaf and apple flavor. Nose is sweet with a festive fall spice flavor, like fall leaves and nutmeg.
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Part of the Johns Locker Series. Pours a light & clean orange gold. Slight toasty bready aroma but not really much here. Taste has some caramel nuttiness to it. Lacking the smoothness that a heavier malt character would provide. Rather abrupt alcohol/ bitter bite. Disappointing
5000 (6534) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught (Rogue Alehouse Issaquah) pours amber, biased towards the orange side, fairly clear, small frothy off-white head, light carbonation, with light lacing. Malty & nutty aroma... quite different from most Rogue brews. Slightly sweet and quite malty on the tongue. Great body and mouthfeel. This is perhaps the best Oktoberfest that I have had this year. Finishes smooth with lingering sweet malts. I would have better notes but seeing as this one isn’t bottled I got rather upset. Highly recommended.
Suttree (5638) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Barley’s, Knoxville. Orange, thin but sturdy white head. Aroma is a little bit fruity and a lot grainy. Flavor is bready and toasty, with a bit more alcohol heat than I expected. Finish is harsh bitterness. Kinda ventures into malt liquor territory, actually.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ The Front Door: Pours a dark amber color with a nice head and light lacing. The nose has a slight adjunct nose with light lagery florals and a moderate alcohol note. The pacman yeast is a little lose on the style. Lacking the nutty and caramelly notes that make this type of beer. The alcohol bites through the tail with a slight plum and jammy note. I’ve always wanted to try this, now that I have, I’m sorry I did.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at Funky Buddha. Clear warm orange-amber with small head. Sweet malty aroma is bready. Smooth, clean mouthfeel. Very sweet, too sweet for me but has long body that ends in an acceptable level of sweetness. Sweet, sweet, and just drinkable.