mikey (504) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The nose toasty & herbal. The taste starts with vanilla sweet malts, that balance well with cracker dry grains. The end is full of spicy, peppery & resinous hops. The finish is bready and dry. A much dryer & hoppier interpretation on the style.
andrewturba (456) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden amber colour with some spotty white head and a small ring around the glass leaving some lace. Aromas of german malt(vienna and pils), toasted malt. Flavours of german malt, some sweetness, noble hop presence, spicy, toasted malts and a dry minimal bitter finish.
Reimer96 (589) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy copper with a small white ring. Aroma is sweet vienna malts, some roasted malts, biscuit and spices. Taste is sweet malts, bread, biscuit and some spicy tingling on the finish which is dry. Medium body beer with a creamy mouth feel.
douglas88 (4477) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber at the drink till you see Santa boozer! Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. Malty, some tea, rich crisp hops, low bitterness. Good, clean.
Ibrew2or3 (5761) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber pours clear deep gold to copper with a nice full light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up lagery malt sweetness and then snippets of roasted malts. The taste is firmly lagery sliding quickly into sugary sweetness. To midway both biscuit and mildly roasted malts come to the surface. Nice.
mnurda (959) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at public house in Las Vegas. Part of sampler tray but quite liked it. Well done.
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fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub; 6% ABV
Hazy golden color, with creamy head. The aroma is delicate and fruity. Good mouthfeel; sweetish malt flavor, lingering fruitiness, the bitterness is above the average for an Oktoberfest.
More Ale than Lager, pleasant.
Sledutah (3192) - Utah, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle from Lee’s discount liquor
Appearance: Pours amber/golden with a medium sized off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, nutty, bready and honey
Taste: Toasted malts, nutty, bready with a mild bitter finish, dry
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: December 04, 2010
a nice malty oktoberfest, good bready character, nice Munich sweetness, light earthyness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
DarkElf (2961) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
13-Dec-11 (22-oz bottle: Gift received 10-Dec-11 from my friend Melissa)
Coming immediately after the miserable experience with the bad bottle of their Calico Brown, this Oktoberfest seems like heaven, but it’s still only a marginally good beer. The beer is predominantly malty, tasting very toasty, slightly roasty, nutty, and woodsy with a bit of caramely sweetness, while a touch of generic hops adds light-medium bitterness. This really doesn’t taste like any Oktoberfest I’ve tried, and honestly, if the label said Brown Ale, I might not suspect a labeling mix-up (though it’s a bit light for that style too). There’s also a hint of huskiness in the finish that contributes a bit of astringency as well. The beer is medium in weight, dry on the palate, and medium-plus in carbonation. The malt-centric nose is toasty, nutty, and somewhat caramely and is strangely redolent of beef stew. Pale-amber in color with good clarity, and the inch of almond-colored head settles slowly to a thin layer. Overall, this isn’t a bad beer just to drink mindlessly, but it’s a rather poor example of this traditional German style. It’s a beer I can keep drinking and finish the bottle without deriving much sensory pleasure, but what’s the point of that?