Pastor (796) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured into a pint glass produced a finger worth of tan head that trailed off to nothing. All this was on top of a clear copper colored body brew.
Aromas of bread, malts and a light hop’s filled my nose. The flavor that was the most pronounced was the sweet malt not to much bitter .Not to the place where I would call it sticky sweet but sweeter than most Octoberfest’s. I also picked up some nuttiness in it as well. Typical larger mouthfeel smooth easy drinking a great representation of the style and another fine brew from Tröegs.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells toasty and nutty with some earthy hints. Tastes earthy and caramelly with some spicy hints on the finish. Breaddy mouthfeel.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours orange-golden, capped with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, crisp hops, herbs, and vegetal character. Flavor is malt, grass, mild hops, honey, bread and vegetables. Decent O-fest.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from capones. Pours a copper amber body with a thin white head 1 finger or less. Musky pilsner lagered notes. Sweet dusty hop resin. Some light caramel malt. Crisp with a note of fruity esters. A note of honey, grass, and bready.
pineypower (2478) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours out a mostly clear amber color with a small white head. Aroma is of sweet malts with slight bitterness. Taste is sweet, slight fruit notes and some bitter grassy hops going on in there also. A decent example of an average style.
waolsen (1353) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. thanks mike. light hazy copper pour with thin soapy head. fresh aroma of sweet malts, hops, mild spice and fruity. light and very drinkable. apple, light sweet malting, yeast, corn. A lot like a pils in flavor with heftier malts and apple.
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Clear copper body with a thin white head. Very light buttery and cardboard aroma with some caramel, bread, and yeast. The taste is clean and crisp yet full bodied. Seems a bit oxidized with some butter and cooked veggies, but overall very east drinking and flavorful. Not bad for the style, but a bit run of the mill.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color with a medium head. Aroma is quite malty and sweet with some light honey, bread, and mild citrus notes. Flavor is quite bready and sweet - lots of honey and some light hops. Solid finish. A very nice Oktoberfest brew!
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with machfive55 - Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a one finger thick off white head. Aroma is herbal hops and light bread. Flavor is lightly sweetened malt, light esters, and herbal hops. Finish has a little bite to it. Medium body. A decent beer. Thanks Rich.
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours orange/amber, with a white head. Aroma is malt and vegetables. Flavor is malt, and caramel. Light body. Not what I think of when i think of an Octoberfest.