cobuffjensen (5) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2015 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tastes similar to a macro brewed lager. Could see drinking a bunch when it is hot out. Leaves a soury aftertaste.
ads135 (3292) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a terrible oktoberfest, but it could use a bit more sweetness. Vaguely metalic flavor and overly light.
mikedR (1500) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not that bad of a Marzen. Would prefer a wee bit more flavor. And here’s the odd thing -- gushes like a banshee when pouring into a glass, yet tastes a wee bit flat?
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer #44 of NM 100. Grainy and bready. Kinda dirty tasting. Garbage flavor. Messy.
stevoj (2660) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very lagerish, not entirely unpleasant, but not memorable either. More cereal grain, than sweet malt. Slight malt finish.
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I really hope I just got a bad batch/can. This is easily one of the worst octoberfest beers I have ever had. I love this style, but I would have rather had a Bud than this. Very little flavor, no life to the mouthfeel, and an odd metallic acidic aftertaste.
TylerGreenDC (504) - - OCT 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft. Mild caramel nose. Sticky caramel flavor. Not much depth or complexity. Lingers in the mouth as sweetness.
jsmanigold (68) - - OCT 4, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2014 Aroma: Smells a little like sourdough. While pouring, the head sticks around for about a minute or two with plenty of carbonation bubbles rising to the surface. It has a nice orange color. Taste: Doughy taste with hints of sweetness. Mouth feel: Pretty thin with a little carbonation to tickle the tongue. The doughy taste lingers on the tongue for a while after drinking. It is a decent Oktoberfest. Would drink this again.
ronaldtheriot (1448) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Santa Fe Octoberfest has a thick, off-white head, a hazy, orange-gold appearance, lots of bubble streams, and minimal lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sour-dough bread crust, grain husk, and even soap (but, that can’t be right). Taste is of fairly sweet, sough-dough bread crust, a mild hop presence, syrup, and nut shell. Mouthfeel is medium, and Santa Fe Octoberfest finishes crisp and refreshing. RJT
slowrunner77 (6600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
"started out nice with an ample bready, toasty aroma, and a similar flavor. Hints of caramel sweetness as well. Lost me a little on the feel, which seemed a little thin and prickly compared to the flavor. OK."