kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Always seems like a good idea until I taste it.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown - a bit dark for the style. I believe some time the journey is more important than the destination. To many beers add grains to try and create a product rather than work on the technique. That said - this is not an ocboberfest. It is a dark amber at best. Needs the toasty munich malt flavor rather than the caramel malt flavors.
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2005
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice looking beer but with almost no foam at all. The aroma was very difficult to detect, also. Perhaps a bit of pumpkin in there but really not much of anything. The flavor was pleasant. Sweet and malty with a hint of apples underneath it all. No pumpkin at all which was a bit surprising for an American Octoberfest. Seems like they all feature pumpkin. Overall, it was a nice beer but disappointing. An octoberfest should feature fall flavors but this one did not.
NachlamSie (2721) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Pours a nice, rich amber hue with plentiful white head. The aroma is of some sweet malts and a bit of generic bitter beer smell. There’s barely noticeable bittering hops and a strange taste like smoke from burning vegetation over a thinly sweet body. The finish does not linger long and ends mostly on a smoky note. This is not my favorite brew, but it is definitely drinkable.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
found this one cleaning out my notebook, thought i had already rated it. typical looking orange colored beer, small sand colored head. nose of malty origin. slight biscuit notes, with a toffe esque rue of flavors. good and probably better then i thought it was gonna be.
anders37 (16216) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a longlasting off-white head. Malty bready aroma. Sweet malty fruity caramel flavor with some bitterness. Sweet malty finish with a bitter aftertaste.
cheap (3939) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2006 On draft in a $4, 24 oz mug at smokey bones in robinson twp. Has a hue of a darker pale ale rather than a dark beer. Although it was not too bitter, there was a sense of some hops. Come off initially as just a tad watery. No lasting finish. No memorable aroma.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Was looking forward to this one, given that it’s considered a "good beer" in town (meaning we only generally have crap on tap), so I was looking forward to some flavor. and i was disappointed. oh well. tasted like they put a little hint of carmel and pumpkin in it but that;s about all i got.
kgdcclaret (1) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2006 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle...came out smooth n orange. Smooth tasting. Caramel hints all the way. Good session beer. Looking fwd to the rest of the case. If yr buying in DC, try Rodmans on Wisconsin Ave NW. $10.99 a 12 beer case.
BeerInMyBlood (3) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2006 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Once it went into the fridge, it was just okay. At room temperature, it had a nice mix of flavors and aroma, but cooling it killed all of that.