jaymobrown (1840) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was decent but a bit underwhelming in taste. Poured a light orange like color. Some roasted malt and hops.
bluejacket74 (1830) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours a hazy dark orange/amber with about a 1/4 inch off-white head that went away quickly. There’s pretty much no lacing at all left on the glass. Aroma is caramel and bready malt, nuts, oak and a bit of tart apples. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma. It’s a mostly malty brew, with the caramel and bready malt flavors being the strongest, and with some oak, tart apple, nutty and earthy flavors noticable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit syrupy with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it’s smooth and enjoyable. I think it’s a decent enough brew, but it’s not something I would buy very often.
wxman (1744) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden amber with a full white head that laces the glass. Aroma is caramel and spices. Taste is sweet caramel malt, butterscotch, biscuits and just the right amount of hop bitterness to balance. Top drawer Oktoberfest.
Finhead (1620) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, amber pour with a thin off-white head. The aroma is a little earthy, but it has some sugary candy notes. It has a medium body with slick texture and average carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with some alcohol in the finish.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Redish caramel color with small white head. Hay, spices and caramel aromas. Pumpkin, spice and sugar flavors.
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark orange color with a small tan head. Aroma of bready malts and a little caramel. Taste is medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, pretty drinkable. Good.
jmohno (1520) - Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange copper,inch of creamy head with good lacing.plenty of carbonation.
Little bit of malty carmel aroma with light orange fruit citrus,then the typical,mostly that metallic/mineral lager oktoberfest aroma.
Taste is full body creamy with carmel maltiness,citrus almost piney and a dryish kinda harsh citrus finish. Some slight wisky-oak tones. Kinda a oktoberfest imperial almost but still pretty tame.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours deep golden with a creamy beige head. Aroma of honey, and caramel, sweet malts, toffee and candyish. Toasted bread and a bit cookie like. Flavor is very sweet, a bit of oak and a lot of honey, so sweet and candy like. Finishes a bit on the bland grainy side, and a creamy toffee richness. Medium to full body and a soft carbonation. I actually like the idea of an oak aged oktoberfest, it is just too sweet and a bit cloying to be elite for the style.
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep copper color with a light red hue. Modest white head that fades down fast. Aroma has a mild caramel, light grainy sweetness, very light smoke/woodiness but it reminds me more of a very heavy toasted maltiness. Hop presence, even though the label says 22.6 IBU, is pretty subdued mainly due to the heavy toasted malt presence. Flavor has an early hop spiciness but this quickly fades to a slight soured malt middle with some apple and grainy sweetness ending with a good toasted malt presence. Body is pretty hefty for the style but the carbonation is pretty low lending a slight oily texture. Overall a decent Oktoberfest but not stylistically true. A bit strong in the malt and hops flavors than what you tend to see in the style. Balance favors the malt tones as they come a bit more prominent in the sweetness. Woodiness in this, as with their other foudres brew, is very subdue and almost non-existent.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
orange color, small off white head, some lace. nose is malty, caramely, yeasty, touch of dry fruit. i found the flavor a bit unbalanced with some notes of bitter fruit. medium bodied, dry finish. a little muddled to my palate, but inoffensive.