KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
amber color. Smell of malt, hops, graham crackers/ pie crust, minor caramel and pepper. Taste of roasted malt, caramel, pie crust, minor clove & cinnamon and light caramel. Has a vegetable/dirt aftertaste.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Aroma: Lightly toasted nuts and some german malts. A bit of caramel. Appearance: Dark amber in color and clear. Off-white head was full and frothy with good retention. Fair lacing. Flavor: German maltiness with some light toast and caramel. Dry finish. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: Nothing wrong with this beer, but plays it to safe to stand out.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2001
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dissapointing...strange fruity/malt flavor didn’t appeal to me much. Not horrible - but still a letdown.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2001
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Average typical oktoberfest beer
omhper (18366) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reddish brown. Sourish nose. Big sharp crystal malt flavour, sweetish. Very American.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 28, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(12 oz bottle, obtained in trade with Eyedrinkale, thanks Mike!) Nope! This is a big disappointment to me. I was expecting a great brewery like Victory would produce an Oktoberfest that would wow me, or at least make me nod my head in approval. It did neither. Well wait, it did wow me. Wow, this isn’t a very good beer!!! This is WAY too floral, and too sugary sweet for the style, and forget about what style this is supposed to be, the floral, sugary flavor doesn’t appeal to me in general. I think I detect some light roastiness far in the background, but it’s far too submissive to have any impact. There seems to be very little in the way of hops, and this beer is craving a balancing hoppiness to break up the sugary, caramely sweetness. The nose is more malty than the flavor, but still fairly floral and sweet. Amber color. Off-white head pours to average size and maintains a thin layer, but doesn’t leave more than a few wisps of lace on the glass. Jeez, what a disappointment.
thegreenrooster (2982) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is a copper with a white head. Aroma is malt and that’s about it. Flavor is weak and watery. No hops or malts show up anywhere. A pretty poor offering from a good brewer
Sammy (7733) - 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.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
fresh bread/doughy aroma. amber color, large sea foam head. tastes a bit like dough too, slightly sweet/sour. Pretty light on the flavor and palate, thin, somewhat watery. very easy finish. quite smooth, could drink this very fast.
Funknmilla (668) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Under the light , very pretty color a sorda light maple syrup apperance....muddled flavor, roasted malts & nutty...a little hazelnut...a little almond.....finish is bitter and dry....I would love a hershy kiss with this