olio (6803) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
355 ml bottle @ Naamat.
Pours amber color with a small head. Some berries and malts on the nose. Malts, berries, toffee and faint earthy notes on the flavor. Some really weird notes here, don’t like it.
flatmatt (1187) - Northville, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, best by 18 Jan 2015. Pours coppery amber with an off-white fizzy head. Toasty sweet maltiness, honey, with a mineral impression. Toasted malt with a nice edge and honey flavor as well, sweet. A good entry in the style.
jcnielsen (2362) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color with white head. Crisp, malty, bready aromas. Toasty, malty, caramel flavors. Solid oktoberfest.
legion242 (2303) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fine example. Poured a nice rust colour with almost no head. Pleasantly malty in the mouth. A six pack would be just fine.
_angst_ (3216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours hazy amber with a small creamy brownish beige head that leaves a spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty, slightly herbal and tiny floral with dark bread, sourdough, St John’s wort, caramel, moist wood, caraway, moist soil, silage, wet stone and hints of orange peal. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, malty, tiny herbal and slightly floral with dark bread, biscuits, caramel, bread spices, minerals, grass, moist soil, moist green herbs, hazelnuts and orange peal. Mouthfeel is round and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, slightly bitter, slightly malty and slightly floral with dark bread, caramel, moist soil, grass, orange peal, hazelnuts and hints of bread spices. Quite enjoyable...
Pyrmir (3682) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Small bottle at home, in the bath tub straight from the bottle. Malty and grainy with some bread notes and rye. Medium sweet and gently hopped. Some spicy notes.
skmikeg (1083) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper-orange with a one finger off white head with some lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, bready malts, caramel, sweet malts, and some light grassy hops. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a slighty creamy body and a mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a pretty nice Oktoberfest.
ekstedt (5675) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget. Clear amber, medium off-white head. Pretty stale aroma with some earthy cauliflower notes, slightly sourish. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with low to mmedium bitterness, and a touch of acidity. Something is not right here.
commonmac (465) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle purchased at Four Firkins in St. Louis Park. Consumed in the incorrect glass but I didn’t feel like dirtying an additional pint glass or stein. Deep amber hue with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma is of the traditional Oktoberfest ilk...plenty of malt/cereal maybe some minor roasted notes. This one doesn’t necessarily exhibit strong mouthfeel...almost acts like it doesn’t want to coat the mouth or linger too long. Taste comprised of mostly caramel and maybe roasted toffee. It doesn’t really do anything original when it comes to this style and probably falls short of others I’ve tried. It’s probably the right option if you’re going to a makeshift Oktoberfest celebration that never aspires (or reaches) the real Oktoberfest celebrations you’d find in other parts of the world.
ttoadee (787) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark bronze pour, disappearing head. Nose is medium roasted malt. Little more sweet than bitter. Middle is cherries and solid malt body. Think malt syrup. Finishes slightly dry. Well balanced.