grease (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 bottles from Costco -- Green glass, but inside cardboard container, so no light issues. This beer has the expected qualities of an Oktoberfest: big and relatively complex malt flavors (bread, Munich malt fruit), full body, and wonderful color. The main detractor was the significant sulfur component that made the aroma undesirable and slightly vegetal-like. Sulfur is not uncommon in lagers, but it still detracts. Overall, a good beer and not too disappointing.
kacyper (693) - Łęczna, POLAND - NOV 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml, butelka. Aromat słodowy, może trochę brązowy cukier. W smaku pełne, gęste. Może lekki alkohol.
ComradeK (1076) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Bavarian Bier Cafe, Parramatta. Pours a clear dark gold, with a large white head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves good lacing. The aroma offers spice, sweet caramel malt and light herbal hops. Herbal, slightly lemony hops up front give way to a surprisingly malty mid-palate, which shows caramel and fresh white bread. Herbal hops reappear in the finish. A quite pleasant lager, in fact.
JKaranka (54) - Cardiff, WALES - OCT 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I actually like this one. Compared to most of the helles it has a bit of a hop accent and is still light enough.
Pours between straw and gold, just a tad darker than the lighter lagers. Gentle white head. Smells of clean noble hops. First sip is fairly malty and then the clean hops kick in. There’s a very light bitterness to balance it all out. As you have a few more sips the hops seem to shine a bit more, and the beer feels more dry. It has a good body to it, but still feels light. If this was a regularly available lager I’d actually have it every now and then.
Filipbeer (129) - - OCT 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden beer.
Yeasty aromas (fruits and diacetyl) are dominant in nose. Hoppy notes are perceived as well. In mouth it is slightly sweet. Light body and medium carbonation.
deanso (7173) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle from Speciaalbier Leiden.
Thin white head. Clear golden pour. Slight bitterness. Easy drinking
MayumiH (498) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Clear golden colour. Mild, malty sweetness. Crisp finish. Medium body and carbonation.
drmet (512) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Note: This is the Spaten ,that is actually served at the Oktoberfest
-pours a clear straw golden with a medium to bif,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
-floral,honey,biscuity,marzipan,cinna faint bitterniss
-medium to high carbonation
-light to medium body
Good Oktoberfest, but nothing more
nihtila (2092) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Clear golden. Nose is sweet pale malts and grain, honey, hay. Tastes quite similar. It may be decent example of the style, it is just not my style.
Calisky (1998) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Couleur jaune claire, très légère mousse. Bon nez malté et note legumes. Gout malté et céréales assez doux, corps un peu onctueux avec fin de bouche houblonnée et bonne petite amertume. Vraiment bien pour le style.
fombe89 (1098) - Asturias, SPAIN - OCT 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap . @Cimmeria, Oviedo 15/10/2015. Color amarillo claro, sabor maltoso, dulce, cuerpo ligero