nickd717 (3394) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pours clear bright orange in color with a small white head. The aroma is somewhat standard for the style with Munich malt and slight earthy notes. Caramel and earth on the flavor with a pretty optimal sweetness level and just a touch of hop bitterness. Medium-light bodied with a good medium-plus level of carbonation. Very good for an American example of the style overall.
ryanfolty (1449) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: October 1, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: BVery
Appearance: Translucent amber with some lacing. Aroma: Sweet/caramel. Flavor: Consistent with aroma, thin to medium bodied.
BVery (4247) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. clear amber pour with a small soapy head. Rich caramel nose. Taste is also caramel and bready malts. Decent.
Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kind of boring for an Oktoberfest. Reminds me of a Spaten with a bit of Primator dopplebock. Should be a little lighter, too syrupy. Well rounded example otherwise.
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(16oz bottle thanks to blutt59) This one’s a purty copper color. Smells of sweet malt syrup and soda, some maple or maybe sorghum syrup (or cane syrup?) Taste is real sweet, fake maple syrup, earthy bitterness. Eh, kinda like a soda.
Rosebud butternuts (2382) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured amber with an off white head. aroma was grain, caramel, orange, and earth. flavor was grain, caramel, and bitter with a light body and medium carbonation.
crossovert (4548) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz brown twist-off bottle. Different label that the one pictured.
It pours a bit more of a reddish brown than most oktoberfests but it looks pretty good. The head is frothy and slightly off-white. It recedes slowly leaving some nice lacing behind as well.
This one isn’t one of the better smelling Oktoberfests however. It smells alot like the Samuel Adams Octoberfest. It is just sort of airy metallic nuttiness. It smells very sweet.
The taste is better, although there is some metallic flavor that eventually fades but is somewhat annoying. It is a sweet, robust oktoberfest. It says it is brewed with fresh hops, so maybe that is why im not getting any bitterness what so ever. The hop profile is pretty good though, I like the Tettnanger and it is used properly but I would have liked it to have a slight bitterness to cut the sweetness.l. It is a one-dimensional if somewhat tasty oktoberfest. It is too sweet for the style but still decent in my opinion.
It is a middle of the road oktoberfest that is probably not worth the time or money.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-30-2010 04:45:23
wlajwl (2889) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Really weird, tastes more like a caramel inflected brown ale, nothing at all like an Octoberfest. If I got a bad batch, fine, but if not, then this is not an Octoberfest.
thirdeye11 (4977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(16oz bottle thanks to blutt59) clear medium amber with a ring of tan fine bubbles. Nose of caramel, sweet malt, brown sugar and yam. Taste of dry grain, sweet yam, cream, with a dry finish.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of baked apple, caramel, mustiness, and nuts. Flavor of caramel malt, nuts, raisins, and toffee.