badgerben (4612) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Of course, a growler from Skyview. Copper color with no head. Really no aroma at all. A little sweet grain taste. Slight floral hop finish. Not bad and very drinkable, but not much going on.
Brigadier (3250) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Thirsty Troll Brewfest
The pickings continued to be slim so I opted to give this a try even though I intend to pick up a six pack for myself in a few weeks time. It wasn’t bad but I’ve had better oktoberfests. This one was probably one of the better ones available at the time though.
Aroma / Appearance - The cloudy brown body was transparent with a busy carbonation. Honey, caramel and orange cream highlight the aroma which also contains wheat. It is not complex but it does the job.
Flavor / Palate - Caramel and honey form the basis of most of the sips. Chocolate cocoa puffs unfold as a suprise before the end. It is drinkable and enjoyable without setting the world on fire.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the brewery. Pours a nice reddish brown. Nice smoky malty aroma with a nice floral hops. Very creamy roasted malt profile and a nice dose of biscuity sweetness with a light but definately present floral hop finish.
twindadplus2 (629) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Coppery red with a small, white head. Aroma of doughy malt and a grainy sweetness. A bit of caramel malt in the flavor with a touch of hoppy astringence. Smooth and medium bodied with a long, malty finish. Nice beer but a little more hops than I expect for an Octoberfest.
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draught at the Tyranena brewery tap room in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. Pours a clear coppery amber brew with a decent off-white head that quickly dissoloves to a white ring and film top. Aroma of sweetened caramel malt, some flowery hops, a touch of citrus and a hint of some yeast funk. Taste is medium bodied, very light carbonated with some flavors of caramel malt and a burnt citrus character. Finish is smooth, creamy with a slight sweetened and grainy malt. One of the lighter bodied octoberfests this year but still a solid brew.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color. Smell of spice, caramel, malt, hops and burnt leaves. Taste of malt, citrus, caramel, hops, grass and flowers. Nice and smooth.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Extremely light grain aroma,with the slightest hint of a sugary caramel, taste is a little more forthcoming,slight sweet malt grain taste with a slight bitterness lingering in the background, higly carbonated,even for a lager,correct to style, thirst quenching ,but a slight impression of being watery
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ON tap at the brewery. Very smooth and balanced oktoberfest brew. Pretty hoppy for an O fest, bonus in my book! Kinda a cross of bitter woman and a regular o fest. Tasty times!
jsquire (3743) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper colored out of the bottle with a thin beige foam ring around the edge of the glass. Nose of caremels with some citrus. Grainy maltiness, white sugar sweetness, light bready notes and a subtle citrus finish. Okay beer that was better with a sandwich. Thanks to JCapriotti for the bottle.
Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured a slightly hazy medium orange with a short cap of white head. The nose picked up sweet toasted caramel, dried floral hops, and a hint of sour citrus. The flavor was all mashed together, hard to really identify its components... I know there was some tacky caramel sweetness, floral, and citrus... but they didn’t seem to play nicely together. Light-medium bodied... just felt ok on the palate. This wasn’t bad, but I’m going to give it the big "meh".