rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2010
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The beer has a nice color to it, but the taste has a sour aspect that I’m really not fond of. It’s not an octoberfest offering I’d come back to.
Mep3222 (944) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty hoppy with a bit of lagerish funk. A bit watery palate for a malty beer. Not bad for saranac and flavorful enough beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
wattoclone (12) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
While I found the 2014 version a poor example of the style due to flowery hop bitterness, the 2015 version is superb. As good as, and possibly better than any German import Marzen. Apparently the brewers modified the recipe by changing from "the pleasant bitterness of Saaz and Tettang hops" in the 2014 description to "rich, malty taste is subtly balanced by Saphir and Perle hops" in 2015. In a blind tasting this oktoberfest scored better than any German import among my friends.
mstrcrwly (732) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
drank from bottle on golf course years ago..not very memorable..why i forgot to rate it.
jrodooo5 (1299) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 11, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Wow! This is really bad! Bubbly amber pour w/ a thin white head & decent lacing. The aroma has some very subtle malt. The taste is dominated by a metallic flavor w/ possibly a hint of bitterness in the finish. It leaves a nasty aftertaste that really doesn’t give me any desire to drink more. Horrendous!
rodenbach99 (3644) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille bb jan 2015. Un liquide légèrement cuivrée avec une mousse épaisse. Un nez simple de lager allemande, rien de plus rien de moins. Une bouche piquante avec une finale houblonnée. Plus croustillante de la moyenne de lager poches.
radagast83 (5954) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a copper color with a small white head. Aroma was light caramel notes, sweet gains. Light earthy hops, some light pine. Lager notes, sweet caramel. Light.
BrewBoxer (2473) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark drown color with a malty rice barley flavor. Decent profile with a nice easy drinking taste. Nothing special
solidfunk (5674) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
A little on the lower end of the grand scheme of things. Doesn’t quite give credit to the noble style of Oktoberfest. Pours orange with OK head and lacing. Fizzy. Lightly offensive, but only in the Chihuahua sense. Bottle at crios thanks to Travlr.
Travlr (16924) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at Crios. Clear amber color. Aroma of metallic caramel. Taste is similar. Not a fan.
slowrunner77 (7485) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
follows in line with the others i’ve had from their line-up. non-offensive and fairly true to style, but also usually a little thin and boring. this one was no exception. a little generic on the malts, though it satisfied a craving. kinda."