bu11zeye (11973) - 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.
argo0 (11710) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(16oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Small beige head atop hazy copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel/butterscotch, light raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, butterscotch. Undercarbonated light-medium body with some stickiness.
Tmoney99 (11218) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. The beer goes well with a cigar.
hopscotch (9727) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Hazy, dark amber lager with orange highlights and a small, creamy, off-white head. Good, tight retention. Malty, vinous nose of dried plum, caramel, fig and tawny port. Each sip presents gobs of caramel, light molasses and all kinds of dark fruit. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with soft carbonation. Sweet, sticky finish.
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz bottle acquired in trade. Poured a dark/deep orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roast, toasted malts, caramel, and nutty. Tastes of caramel, lighter nuts, and toasty.
Sammy (9036) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Better than average Octoberfest, with significant smokey aroma, flavoiur, and even a grey tinge to the colour of yellow, and decent lacing. Easy drinking and well carbonated with good malting, caramel there, and some hop.And a fruity aftertaste. Once a year however.
Dogbrick (8795) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shocking that it has taken me this long to try a Sprecher beer. This seasonal pours a dark copper color with a medium light tan head that diminishes pretty quickly. Stringy lacing. Caramel malt aroma with touches of fruit and hops. Medium-bodied and smooth with roasted malt, caramel and plum flavors. Touches of mildly bitter hops are there as well. The finish is short and sweet with a caramel aftertaste. Overall this is an above average Oktoberfest.
crossovert (8153) - 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
shrubber85 (8067) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Strong malt aroma with maple syrup notes. Dark reddish amber color. Maple syrup and malt flavor. Smooth drinking. A very nice Oktoberfest beer with a bit of an American twist.
Ughsmash (7202) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz bottle. Poured a clear medium orange with an inch worth of creamy beige head... stuck around for a while. Nose was quite sweet and remniscent of autumn.. leaves falling off the trees, toasted caramel candy, and dry fruity yeast notes.. enjoyable. Flavor began with mild leafy and herbal bitterness, transitioning to a sweet toasted caramel and nutty base... some fruit and caramel through the finish. Just shy of medium-bodied with an OK balance between the mild bitterness and sweet middle. This was a decent, drinkable brew.