muzzlehatch (4757) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught sample at the brewpub, September 23rd. Clear amber-gold with just a bit of lasting head...light smoky-toasty malt nose, hints of sweet caramel and also B.O. though the latter is weak and largely disappears in a few minutes...less sweet than many in the style though there is a decent malt underpinning here, lightly toasty throughout, some hints of sourness, somewhat flat and dull finish...low to moderate carbonation and a decent heft to the body. Why do I keep torturing myself ordering an Oktoberfest every time I see one? Jeez. Maybe after I hit a hundred in the style I’ll stop.
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Sweet Mullets. Burnt copper. Very sweet and malty and delicious. Just a slight hop bitterness.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Erv’s Mug. Crystal clear amber with a medium tan head. Aroma of toffee, malt and mild noble hops. Taste of caramel, toffee, light fruit and faint noble hops. Among the better blandtoberfests I’ve had this season.
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Relatively mild. This oktoberfest brew just didn’t speak to me, it came across as tried and not true.
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thirsty Troll Brew Fest. Pour is amber with a khaki head. Aroma is bready with underlying notes of toffee and earthy/floral hops. Flavor shows pretty much the same. This was well made but probably the least impressive offering Vintage had for the day. Then again, i’ve never really been a fan of octoberfest beers.
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewpub. Clear amber pour with a small thin dense ring of a white head. Sweet malt aroma, not very big. Medium-light palate. Sweet caramel malt flavor, nice.
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Vintage. Filtered orange-brown. Doughy aroma, smooth malt backbone, but displays some off flavors. Sweet, with a sharp pepper flavor, sort of throws it off. Soapy. Some mellow fruity amber malt tones. Unimpressive.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. This has been the year of good and bad Oktoberfest’s. I have had the worst I have ever had, and I have had a few of the best. This is one of the the ones on the top. Good mix of bread, caramel and malts. Good solid brew.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear brown/copper with a thin head. Light malt aroma. Moderate malt flavors. Medium-light body with a light hop bitter finish. Not bad, I like a little more malt in an Oktoberfest, but this is nicely done.
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Vintage brewery/brewpub in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a clear copper colored brew with an off-white head that slowly dissipates and some spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, a hint of toffee and some roasted nuts. Taste is medium bodied, with caramel malt, toffee and a hint of floral hops. Finish is semi-sweet, malty with a mild bitterness. Hard to determine if this is a Vienna or Munich style Märzen, or one of the best hybrid Oktoberfests I’ve encountered.