Rosebud butternuts (2396) - 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 (5716) - Illinois, 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 (3346) - 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 (5343) - 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 (11740) - 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.
blutt59 (5917) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, via trade with Ughsmash, amber color with cola , caramel and carrot cake aromas, flavor of caramel candy corn
dyetube (1146) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a rich amber with a thin off white head and a sweet aroma of malts and licorice. The mouthfeel is slightly heavy and bitter. Cheers!
Cavie (3564) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of blutt59. Clear copper orange color with a white color. Aroma is woody with yeasty notes. Flavor is mellow with malted notes. Finishes easy with a light sweetness.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Poured a clear, dark honey body with a ring of head that left some lacing. Aromas of toffee, malty, some honey and a little smoke. Flavor is malty, toffee, grainy hops, little smoky and a short bitter finish. Medium body with soft carbonation.
GranvilleTim (1413) - Granville, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber pour with a tan head. Aroma of caramel, some spices, faint hops. Taste is light, crisp, a little bit of sweet caramel.