RateBeer
Home >

Smuttynose Octoberfest

 (RETIRED)
overall
73
81
style
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep amber in color, this beer is available in August.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - SEP 29, 2003
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a deep amber color, reminiscent of a well worn brown belt. Aromas are of sweet malts, and a slight aroma of hops. Not too much in the hops, but just right. Clean, crisp taste and finish make for a treat of a fall beer. I only wish I'd known about this beer earlier. Finishes crisp, clean, and with a slight hoppy bite to it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Overall I like this beer however it is definetly not true to the "oktoberfest" style. A lot maltier, darker and hoppier than any German Oktoberfest. This is a very big Oktoberfest and I will be drinking much more of this. I am really liking this Big Beer Series.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2003
Pours a nice medium amber, with a large tan head that mostly recedes, leaving small bit of lace. Aroma is a pleasant mix of toasted malt, some caramel malt, and a bit of hops. Flavor carries on the caramel, less toast than the aroma had, and ends with a nice crisp hoppiness that wisks the other flavors away. Medium in body, medium carbonation, very easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2003
Deep orange-amber hue. Smokey malt, dark chocolate caramel nose. Small beige head. Sweet, caramel, thin body, finishes kinda dusty and weird. Not that bad, I guess.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2002
This big beer series is awesome. All I’ve tried so far have been terrific. This octoberfest is, of course, malty. Full, well rounded body, light hoppiness, very well done beer. One of my favorite octoberfests.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 30, 2002
22OZ bottle, fresh off the shelf 2002: This is the best Oktoberfest I’ve had all year. Sweet malty nose with a patter of smokey spice, smooth as silk, clear orange color. Finishes so clean you’d swear you were in Germany. +0.4 from last time. Old rating: I enjoyed this more than the Pete’s Octoberfest. The aftertaste took a bit away from it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2002
Sweet candied malt aroma, ruby colour, tiny vanilla head. Robust, candied malt and raisins flavour. Some bitterness, sweet, full bodied. Fair.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2002
Has a nice amber color and a malty smell to it. The malt conitnues in to the taste and finishes with a mild bitterness. Overall I did not like this beer too much. It didn’t have much flavor to me. Maybe I got a bad bottle...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - NOV 1, 2002
Wow. This stuff is dynamite. Pure, crisp body. Light bronze in color with quickly fading head. Sharp. Caramel malt note is very tastefully done. Just a bit more hops than typical for this style, but it is very well blended with the rich malts. Very fine, pleasant nose. Malty and buttery, but never cloying: just like the body. Smooth. Perhaps just a hint of smokiness, just a speck. The best beer I have had in a long, long time. Excellent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 14, 2002
Medium-dark amber, very clear, small fast-thinning head. Slightly smoky, malty nose is rather indistinct. Flavor also somewhat smoky, more bitter than usual but not extraordinarily so, thinnish body. OK.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2  3  4 5


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50