Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
THOUGHTS: I thought it smelled very nice at first, but maybe interesting was a better word. A little more citrusy than most oktoberfests. A rare beer because I loved the aroma, but sort of disliked the flavor.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium, brownish orage with an average, off-white head that kept a decent sheet. The aroma was heavy bread, cookie, caramel, graham cracker, toast, pie crust and cake; moderate grassy hops; light citrus hops; and something slightly like Cap’n Crunch. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet, heavily bitter and slightly sour with an average duration. There was caramel, maple syrup, grassy hops, lighter citrus hops, floral hops, dark breads, cookie, and cake. The light to medium body was a little syrupy with fizzy carbonation and a metallic finish.
kambei70 (413) - - JAN 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper color with small light tan head. Smell is earthy hops and malt. Taste is grassy hops with a malt undertone and a slight citrus taste. Medium bitterness that sticks to the tongue. Medium body with a slightly oily mouthfeel with some carbonation. Was able to finish but not a fan.
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TheGooch510 (8) - Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Most likely was oxidized, but overall still tasty. Good pumpkin taste without an overwhelming spice character.
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EtTuCthulhu (759) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 Once this beer is poured, the color reveals itself as a nice orange with a medium white head, and the aroma’s mixture of dough yeast and caramel malts isn’t phenomenal but is still quite pleasant for an Oktoberfest. When you sip, the semi-complex flavor (a mixture of mild sourness, slight sweetness, and a touch of umami) hits you strongly; furthermore, the medium body, soft carbonation, slick texture, and its malty yet sour finish coat your mouth and prolong the fairly enjoyable taste of the brew.
Travlr (9945) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear deep golden amber color, small white head. Aroma of biscuit. Similar taste. Good stuff.
boozedude (1498) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours red....thin white head....Good smooth pumpkin spice taste..like it..not the run of the mill pumpkin..
SPDickerman (835) - Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pale orange with a large yellowish white head. Smell hints of caramel and mild grainy lager flavor. Taste is malty, mild bread yeast, hints of earthy hops. Medium bodied, smooth texture, fizzy mouth-carbonation, Schlafly Oktoberfest finishes with a touch of bitterness.
ben4321 (3356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 10/23/12
Aroma: The nose is fairly malty, with some bread/toast, toffee notes, and some underlying hints of fruit.
Appearance: Pours a hazed caramel-orange color with a small off-white head and occasional lace spots.
Flavor: Though it tastes similar to the nose in bready/malty flavors department, and it is fairly sweet, the fruitiness comes out quite a bit more then the nose suggested Finishes sweet with just a hint of fruity tang.
Palate: The body is fairly light, it feels rather smooth, clean, and quite drinkable, with a slightly sticky finish.
This one did not really taste like an Oktoberfest to me, but oddly, it smelled quite a bit like an Oktoberfest. I liked it though, I wasn’t expecting a ton considering the style, but somehow this one works. Out of the 4 I’ve tried, this brewery is 4 for 4 on making beers I enjoyed drinking.
TheHopster (682) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle). Glowing amber complexion with thin white head. Aroma of biscuit and malt. A mellowed, mild malt flavor with subtle sweetness. A think this is a terrific American Oktoberfest beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. My surprise 4,800th beer (I thought I’d had it before). Pours and drinks true to form -- amber color, nice snappy apple-laced lager tartness with just a light little European hoppy tang. Drinks exceptionally clean and enjoyable. Prost! (#4800, 10/13/2012)