jcr (2096) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear deep amber body with a frothy, off-white head. Moderate aroma of caramel and toast. Hint of raw grain, herbal hops and earthiness. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes the same. Medium body, watery texture and soft carbonation. Average. Husky and slightly unclean. Could use livelier carbonation.
tjthresh (1863) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2009 Growler. Pours crystal clear copper orange. Sticky white head. Malty tosted nose with a pinch of herbal noble hops. Clean malt flavors with a nice lingering bitterness. Medium fill body with average carbonation. Dry finish. I love the fall. I love festbier. One problem. Its 85 degrees in mid September.
BrewBoxer (1552) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can bought as a gift from Elanas business trip to Indy. Decent dark looking amber color with a crisp malty backbone. Nothing special but that must just be because of the style
arkurzynski (1291) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz can courtesy of shrubber85. Deep amber with soft off-white head. Caramel/munich malts, earthy hops, and a touch of plastic. Toasted/caramel malt sweetness and dried apricot followed by a nice even-keeled hop bitterness that slightly outlasts the malt sweetness. Mildly dry, refreshing finish. Maybe just a tad light on the palate, but makes it completely sessionable. I must say, I am quite impressed. Would love to try more by these guys.
bluejacket74 (1131) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce can, 13259 is stamped on the bottom of the can. Not sure if that’s the best by or the canned on Julian Date (September 15, 2013). Served in a mug, the beer pours a clear amber color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention is good, and there’s a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like toasted and caramel malt, nuts, and some grassy hops. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also the addition of some bready/grainy malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick, smooth and easy to drink. I liked this brew, but at $13.49 a 4-pack, it’s better to buy a single of this brew if you want to try it.
Block (1124) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this was a fairly average oktoberfest beer. Caramel notes with a little more malt body. Toss in one or two spices. Not very flavorful. I was a little disappointed.
wnoble (1088) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep orange to amber. Head is moderate but fading. Aroma is bread, malts, toasted flavors, light caramels, and strangely enough some flowery or fruity hops but it could be esters I suppose. Flavor is rich burnt caramel and toasted breads and moderately sweet and finishes moderately dry to lightly sweet. I enjoyed this one even though its not my choice of lagers. Sun King needs to stick to lagers. Their best beers fit in that category.
WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very drinkable Oktoberfest, if a bit thin in places. Pours a medium copper tinged brown with somewhat sizable light tan head. Nose is malty, but thin and lacking complexity. Flavors are better than the nose, with more caramel maltiness and a touch of hoppy dryness.
AndyW68 (706) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange brown pour with white head. Sweetmalt on the nose. Taste is sweet malt and flowers. Nice but not great.
twindadplus2 (570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish-orange amber with a medium sized off white head that faded fairly quick. Sweet, malty slightly spicy aroma. Doughy, slightly sweet malt flavor with a slight herbal spiciness in the background. Medium bodied and slightly watery on the palate with a long malty finish. A pretty good Octoberfest.