SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with beige head. Aroma of malt and earth with hints of vegitable. Flavor has a malty backbone, some spiciness with an all out earthy flavor in the finish. Light-medium body with high carbonation. Overall, to much earthy notes are preventing me from enjoying thus.
ads135 (2340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A harsh, woody bitterness. Dark amber red with relatively little head. Tried with Jess, Jennie and Jason at the Hermann Oktoberfest.
Bif (1192) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a clear dark amber color with a small head and bits of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, some caramel sweetness, bit of spice and grain. Flavor of toasted malt, grain, hint of spice with a bitterness through to a fairly clean finish. Light body. crisp with decent carbonation. Has bit of a lingering stickiness. Decent beer, although I was expecting something with a bit more character.
csaso (1131) - Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - small foamy head, medium amber color, sweet malty flavor
jandd1983 (1907) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a dark amber color with a white head. The aroma was some maltiness. The taste was roasted malt and easy to drink. They said it was the same formula as in 2011, but not so sure about that. An ok Oktoberfest beverage.
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks daknole! Bottle pours amber with a khaki head. Aroma shows notes of bandaid, paper, and iodine. Flavor is grainy and dry with touches of rubberband and stale cereal. WTF
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Amber pour. White head. Aroma of rubber, plastic bags, compost, and light caramel malt. Flavor is better than the aroma. But still lots of plastic, chemical sweetness, band aids, light caramel. Really not good.
hayduke (3079) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12-oz bottle courtesy of Strykzone this poured a clear rich amber color with an off white head and good lacing rings. Nose of sweet caramel malts with some nuts and floral hops. Medium bodied and smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is of roasted caramel malts, with more taste than many Oktoberfest brews. Finish is bitter. Very well done for the style..
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Friar Tuck. Pours a clear, deep orange-amber color with a finger-thick bone white head that leaves uneven film on the beer. Aroma of toasted malts, grains, earthy hops, mild spices, and red apple skins. Flavor of toasted malts, grains, spicy hops, brown sugar, and a dash of apple juice. Light-bodied, with crisp carbonation and a lightly malty mouthfeel. Very straightforward American Oktoberfest, and not bad at all.
Strykzone (4199) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. glass at the brewery. Medium dark brown in color with a nice frothy off white head that lasted throughout. Not a big aroma but some bready malt and soft hops. I was surprised to find how well hopped this beer was. Those hops were tart and crisp with significant bitterness. Some lighter grain notes.