ansermadide (1430) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s golden amber in color, with a white head and no retention. The aroma is of sweet, almost burnt caramel atop a smooth pillow of a lager-like body, but without any nasty sulfuric lager characteristics. It’s just the same in the mouth, but the sweetness is much deeper in character, well-balanced with Munich malts, complimenting nice, earthy noble hops. It’s sweet, but not annoyingly sweet, soft, smooth, and almost too sessionable. It’s just slightly cloying, but that doesn’t take away from the beer’s enjoyability. I would have given it higher marks if it had slightly less malt sweetness and a little more hop flavor, but for what it is it’s pretty darned good.
alobar (2588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear orange-amber color with a white soapy head. Aroma of grain and caramel. Caramel, apple, and some grain flavor. Sort of slight skunk at the end. Okay.
UncleKorm (579) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clear orange w/ thin white head. Moderate aroma of apple and malt. Taste are toast, caramel, and apple. Watery mouthfeel, light to medium bodied.
jagad5 (38) - - OCT 3, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours orange with a thin head. The beer has a bitter taste, not smooth like many other oktoberfest beers I’ve enjoyed. This is a bad imitation of a great beer style. I’m sorry I bought a whole six pack.
sitzds (240) - - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle with a clear orange appearance. Strong caramel aroma with hints of grain. Like an amplified version of the German originals. More maltiness up front, more hops on the finish. Very smooth finish, crisp and full-bodied.
dmac (3689) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle given to me as a bday gift via mix six from Mike S. Poured an okay looking thinner burnt orange with an average sized foamy mostly white head. Aroma is over the top sweet, wet nuts, dough, raisins, metallic notes and wet grains. Thinner watery body with stronger carbonation and an average duration on the aftertaste. Flavor suprisingly is not sweet, grainy, nut shells, pennies, old toast and for some reason a hint of banana peel.
DialSquare (2212) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle from publix. Big sweet cereal and caramel malt aroma. Tastes are bready, light spice, very grainy sweet. Not for me.
Sammer (1006) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Don’t understand the low rating. This is a fairly decent Oktoberfest beer. Taste is pie spices and malt, with a hint of grain.
r464 (1737) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty, nutty, caramel with a little sweetness. Earthy with a full finish. A little lacking in punchiness.
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I found this to be a very ample and tasty Octoberfest. Malty, aromatic, flavorful, with a very nice marzen type body. Hops are low but crispness is high, and overall drinkability is nice. I could certainly drink plenty of these at a nice fall festival, or on a saturday afternoon. Good job Spoetzl.