hockeybeerguy (1859) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
I had this during a work trip in the Virginia area last Autumn.
The appearance was a nice light gentle amber color with a decent transparency about it letting in enough light to see some carbonation rising at a decent pace. The head was about a finger’s worth and gently died to a slight little hill in the center of the beer. Some light lacing stuck around the sides of the glass.
The smell had a good amount of caramel malts along with some pilsner malts invading my nose.
The taste was basically sweet around the caramel and pilsner malts.
On the palate, it sat fairly light and displayed a decent sessionable quality running about it. The carbonation was somewhat smooth and watery.
Overall, for the most part, this was a pretty good brew that I ended up having several of and had it with some pretzels. It made for a nice memorable Autumn afternoon watching football.
AKORN (128) - Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2014 I really like this Oktoberfest. Nice clean amber look with a good head. The roasted malt and caramel smell great, like a fresh homebrew. Taste is toasted malt and light hops, balanced, some bitter, and not to heavy like other Oktoberfest beers. Available year around at the brewery and at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
BrettTaylor (474) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a orange’ish gold with medium head. Not as malty on the nose as expected, a bit of hop on the nose. Not as malty on the palate either, a bit of hop bitterness, but not very clean finish.
coyforce (599) - Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nice try at an Oktoberfest legendary seasonal but this one falls short of the standard flavor I would expect.
Iphonephan (3162) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Mad Fox Oktoberfest. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Sweet malty nose. Flavors of caramel and and mild lemon notes. Slightly bitter finish.
mike5326 (867) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a cold bottle. Clear copper color, no head. Slight spice and hops smell. Medium body, slightly bitter hops flavor with a mild spice accent.
Shanebrews (173) - Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This Oktoberfest brew is a middle of the road offering. The pour is somewhat light colored. The aroma is weak but slightly hoppy. The taste is balanced and pleasant but not really remarkable. A good, not great, Oktoberfest.
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear light amber with a medium off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is grain and caramel. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter. Medium body and creamy mouthfeel.
Butters (3746) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber pour with fair layer of near white head. Clean and not offensive, but weak on aroma. Flavor is slightly nutty and toasted and metallic, and all around just not nearly as good as the Sam Adams version.
DocLock (7826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Fest Haus at Busch Gardesn Williamsburg. Poured translucent copper with minimal off-white head that disspiated quickly. Nose was earthy caramel malt, mild nutmeg, toffee, and hops. Tasted smooth, malty, earthy, with notes of brown sugar, hops, and offee, but not sweet. Rich and very enjoyable on a 90 degree day in Williamsburg.