hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer rocks.
LOTS of rich malt in the nose. The German hops give off a perfume-like aroma. Also detected prunes. Perfect, sparkling amber. Small khaki head with nice lacing. Very malty, slightly sour. Slightly thin, watery mouthfeel. Fizzy. Mohave dry, yet slightly sour in the long finish. Rich Malt lingers on the tongue for quite a while. Worth a try.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the 2004 Kennett Square BF. Poured a cloudy, medium amber color with a off white head. Aromas and tastes of caramel. Yeast also present in the smell. Thinner body.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Deep orange colour, crystal clear with no head at all. Lovely deep rich maltiness. Munich malt and some decocted malitness are on display. Flavour shows a kiss of floral hops, lingering light breadiness. Not a lot of complexity, but this is all about being easy to drink… something it accomplishes well.
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours little leasting fizzy head. peach colour. Initially quenching and fruity but soon strong carbonation overwhelms and burns, and sugary sweet finish it doesn’t work for me.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours with a clear amber body, with a huge tab head. Aromais grainy, toasty, lightly hoppy, and buttery. Taste is creamy, caramel, toasty, and dry. Medium dryness. Lively.
adnielsen (7567) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Dark red orange and translucent body with a creamy light orange head. Medium amber malty aroma with a bit of nuttiness. Nutty malty flavor, particularly amber, with a bit of sweet bitterness on the finish. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Good American Oktoberfestbier.
3fourths (7519) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper colored body with almost no head formation at all. Smells of sticky, sweet maple and sweet white corn, with a heavily sweet caramel and caramel corn note as well. Some faint cherry wood also shows up at times. Low carbonation, slick and oily, with flavors of semi-sweet maple malt and light plum and cedar. Medium dryness in the finish. Ok to below average.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, courtesy of Jim Busch, July 2006. Not one of my favourite Victory beers, but this isn’t really one of my favourite styles. Golden colour. There’s a good depth of toasty, bready malt here and hints of grassy hop. Mellow mouthfeel. In other words much as you’d expect from an Oktoberfest. So pretty authentic but not entirely to my taste.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber, with medium head. Aroma of brown sugar and malt. Good malty taste with some sweetness at the finish.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Premier Gourmet. Thanks for the pick up IPFreely. Dark slightly orange amber body with a smallish white head and nice lacing. Slight metallic notes in the aroma, touch of earthy smokiness and malt. Flavour is on the sweet side and malty but not overpoweringly so. More notes of earthy smoke flitting about in the flavour as well, very subtle but noticable. Not a ton of hops that I can detect, but they are not really missed either. Decent medium mouthfeel. Nice, restrained quaffable session beer.