GranvilleTim (1767) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber pour with a light tan head. Aroma is malt. Taste is caramel malt, light sweetness. OK beer.
superspak (3218) - Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can into dimpled mug, best before 1/3/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavor with no overly estery notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice oktoberfest style. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
BOSSbrewer (2512) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Porch Nite thanks to Raith. Pours amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is slight caramel and some nuttiness. Flavor follows. Caramel Smooth. Decent beer.
fiveacestx (720) - Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can - Has a light amber color with a small head. Light earthy hops and grass. Medium body. Light sweet finish but slightly metallic.
ibrubeer (178) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Slightly sweet aroma. Caramel colored, and cloudy. Off white head, slowly dissipates. Slightly sweet flavor, with a malty taste. Maybe a bit too sweet for style, but I like it. Medium bodied. Overall, a good Oktoberfest.
bkurtz (955) - PERU - NOV 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can - Pours a reddish brown with a fairly big, creamy head. Aromas of caramel, malts and some sweetness. Flavor is sweet caramel, maybe too sweet with a slight astringent finish.
Awktoberfest (328) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice ofest... Smooth and velvety. I like how there is such a variety in every beer style and how every beer in style isn't the same. I like it. Another good summit beer. Definitely not a 1. Crazy kids and their ones...
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hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2014
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Taste and smell of chewed bubblegum.Worse than Great Western Gold beer from Canada.Summits worst Oktoberfest in a decade.
HIGHB4LL (823) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Watford City. Appearance: less than finger of white head, copper color, clear, good lacing. Aroma: caramel, floral hops, notes of alcohol on exhale. Palate: medium body, soft-moderate carbonation, light sticky texture. Taste: sweet malty caramel, into a floral hops touch a the end, mostly just taste, but a slight bitterness as well. Overall, good balance of malty sweet with the hops in general, but drinkablility is slightly off and for the style, the hops are too pronounced.
dmac (4546) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Canal’s Rio Grande. Poured an okay looking clear orange/amber with a smaller foamy off white head. Aroma/flavor is malty with a slight spice touch, wet nut shells, wet bread and amber malts. Medium body with stronger carbonation and a quicker finish on the aftertaste. Meh, not that good.