OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, - OCT 9, 2005
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Couleur cuivrée surmontée d’une faible mousse diminuante. Arômes et saveurs à la fois rempli de diacetyl et de légumes bouillis, dms. Horrible !
Beerman6686 (3773) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a light orange color with a white head. Araom was of caramel and grass. Flavor was similar, somewhat candyish in the finish. Ok but typical american okto.
callmemickey (2084) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden-amber body, thin white head, minimal lacing. Freshly toasted bread, soft orange marmalade, a fair bit of grassy hops. Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation, semi-sweet finish.
ReggieDunlap (2897) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber with a medium off white head. Aroma has light toasty malts and dry leaves. Flavor follows suit...some hints of caramel and tea...earthy and toasty. Mouthfeel is medium/full and the finish is earthy/roasty and lingers to light earthy hoppiness.
NikkTwist (1341) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Good Dog. Slightly hazy dark gold pour with some light foam on top. Burnt whole wheat toast, caramel and orange peels. Palate is juicy but too thin. Drinkable.
thegreenrooster (3056) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a hazy tan with a small tan head. Aroma is slightly malty and kinda thin. Flavor is better with a nice roasted nut and decent caramel malt. Finish is malty and bready. Did not start off too well with this one but after taking a few sips it grew on me and turned out to be a decent marzen.
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a malt note in the nose, not over assertive. nice color and clarity, good head. good malt flavor but, again, not out of balance. little hop bitterness. clean finish. seems like a slightly modest version of the style. a good lighter version of a fest beer.
Cakes (345) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Stoudt’s Restaurant.
Pale amber color, thin head that dissipates quickly. Interesting nose - yeast and fresh bread with some fruitiness. Body is a little light for an Octoberfest, and overall it is light on flavor.
A ’mature", older style fest.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Smiling Chameleon. Pours brown with an inch of white head. Slight malt notes on the nose. A bit of caramel on the tongue. Maybe this keg has been sitting around too long but it has an almost buttery finish to it. Meh!
ronaldtheriot (1066) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stoudts Oktober Fest has a thick, fluffy, off-white head, heavy, splotchy lacing, and a hazy, copper appearance with some streaming bubbles and a lot of suspended, tiny, white particles floating throughout. The aroma is sweet, toasty, bready, and caramel. Taste is similar, with even some hint of citrus in there. The hop bitterness is mild, but it does have enough presence to balance out the beer. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Stoudts Oktober Fest finishes dry, mellow, drinkable, and delicious. This is a wonderful beer, and I highly recommend it! RJT
superspak (2123) - Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 2/8/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of caramel, pear, apple, bread, toast, toffee, floral, light citrus, and herbal hops. Very nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity. Taste of caramel, toast, bread, pear, apple, toffee, floral, light pepper, and herbal hops. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, toast, toffee, bread, floral, and herbal hops on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of malty flavors that are fairly robust; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Oktoberfest. Nice balance of fairly robust malty flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering; and nice example of the style as well.