Heathen (1500) - 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.
Foxbush (1786) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the Taproom on Locust Street. The Octoberfest poured a clear Amber color with off white head and lacing. The beer aroma was of caramel malts. The balanced beer had a medium bodyw with average carbonation. The finish was smooth with some sweetness.
RobertDale (5333) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper with a decent off-white head. Mild aroma of malt, caramel, and yeast. Taste is malt, caramel, yeast, and some fruit. Decent.
Shag (2837) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An amber color with a white head. The aroma smells like Fall no seriously. A lot of caramel, orange, and earthy aromas. The flavor is crisp and slightly malty with a good balance of flavors. Some caramel mixed in with citrus going on here. Some bready notes. Well freaking done on this one!
Frank (3978) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I rated this blind and was surprised to find it was Schlafly since it was not terrible. It’s slightly lighter than a typical American Oktoberfest w/ a white hed. It’s got a floral hop nose w/ nice nutty/toasty malt charter w/o being sweet. This is a clean and well brewed beer. I’m into it.
coachd (564) - Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is a little more spicy than other Oktoberfests with a good deal of malt, but the smell should have been stronger - it’s a little weak. Very pretty color and virtually no head to get in the way. Sweet taste, starts out caramel like a traditional Oktoberfest but it has a bad aftertaste. Weird sour corn flavor after the sip. I found myself having to take another drink just to get the aftertaste out of my mouth. Palate is also weak - watery, not thick enough to justify its lack of carbonation. Not a fan. I know it is sacrilege for a St. Louis guy to criticize a Schlafly beer, but I think they could do better than this. Many superior Oktoberfest beers out there.
crossovert (11204) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Slightly lighter oktoberfest pour. Very clean and basic malty aroma. Very light and unoffensive lager, like their summer lager but a bit bolder.
Dacrza (837) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
DATE TASTED: September 12, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Sam Adams lager... OCCASION: Licking the wounds of a 6-0 Division 5 soccer drubbing... APPEARANCE: beautifully effervescent copper body with a sudsy, soapy, creamy head that settles neatly to a tangible ring--a picture-perfect start! Lacing is commensurate with its beer level... AROMA: soft caramel and biscuit, with a buttery suggestion; some iron/rust hints as well... PALATE: smooth, almost swift in its attempt to reach the throat; mildly effervescent,despite its appearance; weak aftertaste; definitely sessionable--almost too much so... TASTE: the caramel is the dominant flavor, though it is understated in comparison to other fests; sweet with the suggestion of apple and pear, odd in the style; some metallic Saaz ping to boot--the profile is an odd mashup...OVERALL: After having heard great things about Schlafly, I am surprised by this offering’s rather askew taste profile; the body is smooth and enticing, but the payoff is a beefed-up macro rinser...
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear amber with a thick off white head. Aroma is malty but muted. Taste is heavy malt with medium carbonation on the tongue. Has a funky aftertaste, very yeasty. Not bad.
AndyW68 (1432) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brownish orange pour with minimal white head. Aroma is mild yeasty. Taste is sweet grass. Nice.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewpub, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of toast, yeast, bread into a bit of biscuit, some slight caramel into a bit of grass, herbal notes. Taste was a mix of grass, herbs, slight red fruit into some caramel, toasted bread, hints of grain, finishing slightly sweet.