jandd1983 (1911) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at the Brewpub. It poured a golden/orange color with an off-white head. The aroma was of mild malts with some hints of citrus. The taste was malty with sweet hints of honey. The finish was smooth with a little mild bitterness. Nice.
AirForceHops (2374) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice bottle supplied by queen holly. Thanks! Clear yellow with active carbonation. Thick cap of head. Flavor of malt, nuts, caramel, and mild hops with a dry finish. Authentic German yeast or malts, or both. The flavor makes me dream of Germany, really nice job for recreating a classic stlye.
Drjohnrock (337) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at 2013 Cincinnati Brew Ha Ha festival. Medium to dark amber color, moderate sweet toasted malt aroma, light to moderate flavor of toasted malt, bread and some bitterness, very nice finish which ups (no pun intended) the grade. Tasted on August 24, 2013.
JStax (2401) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the tqp house. Darker copper with white head of foam. Aroma is spice and grainy. Finishes with a bready spiciness. Not my style I guess.
asten77 (9) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not sure why this is so low. Nice clean toasty flavor. Less sweet than many American octoberfests. Its very tasty, very easy to drink.
theisti (3008) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle purchased as a single at Keg Liquors in Clarksville, Indiana. The pour is clear golden copper with a smaller off white head. The aroma is caramel and hay malt, along with a dry grassy character. The taste is straightforward with the caramel malt with the grassy hops. Standard Oktoberfest flavors. The palate is medium bodied with very low, almost still, carbonation and a sweet grassy slight clove finish. Not sure this was in the best shape.
phaleslu (5208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Moerlein Lager House. Pours a clear orange-copper with a small off-white head that laces the glass. The aroma is very restrained, with toasty and dry malts, and a bit of toffee and brown sugar. The flavor has the same malt profile but has a surprising amount of spice. Some leaves, too. Light-bodied, with medium sharp carbonation and a malty, spicy mouthfeel. Not bad.
b3shine (3573) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft to taster. Looks decent; light for an Oktoberfest though. A transparent gold with white lacing. Smells lightly malty and doughy. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. An underwhelming example of the style.
tmongoose (942) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle shared. Medium orange color with white head. Nice bready aroma and some mild hops. Decent lager flavor but has caramelly sweetness to it. That was the only detection I could find. Other than that a decent Oktoberfest fest beer.
WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice Oktoberfest from Upland. Pours a dark, amber tinged orange with off white head. Nose is sweet, caramel, malt, with a little breadiness. Flavor are much drier than the nose would suggest. More hop presence (though still mild) and spice comes through in the finish.