Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Heavy aroma of bread dough, notes of floral. Pours orange with a nice film. Tastes of sour dough, grass, and copper. Not the best Mouthfeel. Not very good.
gsmitty80 (1752) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good oktoberfest, not too sweet but enough malt to make the flavor smooth. Good bit of german haops/nice alcohol.
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Clear gold-copper with white head. Aromas of toffee, herb, soil. Flavors of biscuit, lemon, flower, caramel. Balanced finish. Medium-body with soft mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Hoppy house flavor. Works well with style but still a pronounced bitterness.
oldgrumpy (104) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am assuming the draft I had today is the 2011 version. A good lager but not a good Octoberfest Beer. Too light in color. Too weak in body and flavor. Other than that it is a fairly tasty lager that one could easily drink several of.
LinusStick (2814) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent Oktoberfest. Aroma was pretty weak. Could pick up toast and hints of caramel malt. Pour was a nice cloudy dark orange with just a thin off white film on top. Taste was super malty. Nice strong caramel flavor in the front that carries through to the aftertaste. Sticky and sweet. Tastes like liquified caramel candy. A little too sweet but not bad at all. Light carbonation.
nickd717 (3457) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 30, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz can via trade. Pours a cloudy orange with a one-finger white head that fades to spotty foam. The aroma is typical for an Oktoberfest, with caramel, breadiness, and nuts. A little bit of BMC-like graininess that I didn’t like too much. The flavor starts out solid, with mildly sweet Munich malts - should probably be a little sweeter though. Finishes with a slight unpleasant grainy/vegetal flavor. Medium-bodied with carbonation on the lower side. This is not very good for the style overall. Didn’t impress me.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint on tap at wine bar in NJ. Pours a rusty golden color, moderate head that quickly fades away. Aroma is very malty and sharp with some vegetable qualities. However there is no sweetness at all to the aroma like in most other oktoberfest beers. Taste is fairly bitter, kind of follows the aroma with high malt character. No spicyness at all. Palate is rough with a bitter aftertaste but as the drink warmed up the sweetness of the malts came out. Average Marzen, nothing too special.
emacgee (3954) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can shared by the Turd. Pours a clean translucent amber yellow with one finger of sticky white head. Nose is ass. Old toasted bread, hay, sweet, no me gusta. I’m not going to take the time to describe the rest of this one.
TURDFERGUSON (3928) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz can. Pours a rusty orange with a small ring of white lace. Nose of grainy malt, honey, light fruity hops. Grainy, slightly sweet and metallic flavor. Carbonation seems a little low and the mouthfeel a little heavy. Meh.
jrob21 (2462) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can smuggled back from rochester. An early ofest beer for this season and these are tasty things that fit right in with the start of fall weather. This one does a really nice job of accentuating the positives of the malt body of the style. A nice syrupy caramel and not too full bodied drink. A slight toasty grain aroma. Enough body to keep you entertained but not a palate killer. Smooth grassy, earthy hop finish. Tasty.