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 (837) - 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 (5599) - 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.
Beastwhite315 (28) - - OCT 27, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tasted this in the store and was much more like I expected for octoberfest. Beer I bought was much different. Seemed to be much hop character and less balanced
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johnnymusky (889) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2014 Solid oktoberfest....not my normal choice of style but this one was very tasty.........
Nsanders (1003) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Orange with a medium white head. Malty, under ripe banana, yeast and a little alcohol. Light sweetness. Medium body with a foamy feel.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden to copper pour small white head. Mostly a sweet style grains and caramel a bit of a gritty post swallow texture.
Decent for the style but not my fav.
MNAle (120) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass. Nice, but weak, malty aroma. Good off-white head, fades relatively quickly with some lacing. Dark amber/copper color. Moderate carbonation is just right. Initial taste is fruit. Moderate bitterness comes through. Sweet aftertaste lingers. Good Oktoberfest beer. I’ll buy it again.
Darkmagus82 (2266) - - SEP 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 9-19-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served an orange-amber color with a small but persistent white head. Over time the head slowly fades, leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is light overall, but has notes of caramel sweetness and a bit of a roasted smell. Other than that there is a very light smell of some lighter fruits.
Taste – The taste begins sweet and maintains that profile throughout the taste. Upfront there is a good deal of caramel sweetness with a small amount of a roasted malt taste. As the flavor advances the a bready flavor increases with some spice joining the flavor as well. While the caramel remains the same strength throughout, the overall sweetness is augmented as the taste moves to the end as flavors of some apple and pear as well as some flavors of brown sugar come to the tongue. In the end a little bit of a herbal flavor combines with the rest, with the mix of flavors leaving a quite sweet, but overall rather pleasant and slightly roasted and malty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that is rather average overall. Both are quite appropriate for the style and suit well the sweet, roasted/malty and spiced flavors of the brew.
Overall – An Oktoberfest that is on the slightly sweeter side with not much hop influence, but a nice easy drinking feel overall. A pleasant and easy drinker.
EithCubes (5618) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can. Nose deeply malty, dough with a touch of cracker, dark and Munich-y with some pump character. Rich, deep orange with medium carbonation and a layered, dense beige head. Taste semi-sweet with a large bread component, superbly malty (really turned up to ’11’!) with excellent complexity, there’s dough with some latent spice, hops are fresh and grassy and citric but kept short. Alcohol supremely well-hidden; clean, fresh medium body, fuller at times, juicy at others. Exemplary rendition with just enough American to throw off the shackles of tradition.