notalush (4991) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden, with a fizzy body, and a thick, but short-lived head - it threw me off at first, as I’m so used to o-fests being amber - pretty much everything about this beer isn’t what you’d expect an o-fest to be, which might account for some of the low ratings, but once you overlook that, this is a pretty decent lager - honey sweet nose, with soft, perfume-like floral hops, and a light bready character - the body is light and crisp - a noble hop bite presents first, with a light floral character that settles on top of it and lingers for a while, as mild honey sweetness gradually forms underneath it - the sweetness lingers for a bit, by crisp hops close things out - quite a refreshing brew - underrated, IMHO.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg beer tasted at Pikkulintu 5.9.-08. White head. Pale clear yellow brownish colour. Soft malty and lightly waterly taste. Slight hoppiness. Fruity and slightly sweet. A 0.3L glass.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville. Straw yellow color with a small head. Very grassy aroma with some sweet malts. Sweet grainy taste with grass and hops. Medium body.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle served in a lager glass. Pours pale gold topped by a small tight white head. Smells mainly of spicy noble hops. Light dough flavor eclipsed by noble hops. Spicy and soapy tasting. A bit sweet on the finish. Decent but certainly not an Oktoberfest.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 Bottle, pilsner glass. Pours a pale wheat-straw gold, slightly hazy. Generous white head with great lacing. Heavy ongoing effervescence maintains a film of bubbles throughout drinking. Rich yeasty aroma, caramel and cidery maltiness also present. Lots of malt from the first sip, surprisingly carmelized for a pale beer. Fresh cider, and a hint of cherries also present. Nice effervescence on the tongue, getting a bit dry in the finish. Off flavors in the finish, like stale bread on the first sip, more of a metallic tang for the remainder of the glass.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Beaumont Market in Portland, OR--Poured a rich golden-copper body with a small white head. Nose of grainy sweet malts and grassy hops. Residual sweetness with a bitter bite in the end. Smooth and drinkable, nice mouthfeel. Decent but missing something.
Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - AUG 20, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice golden color with good carbonation and a small head. It smells of grains and malt with just a hint of hops. Not the best Octoberfest I have but no so bad either. It is smooth but just a bit too smooth and a bit skunked-like.
Ron (2680) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
2008 Flour City Brewfest. I was a little disapointed by this one after all the good ones I had from this brewer before. The hops did not apeal to me.
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Blah. A terrible Oktoberfest. Aroma was stale lager with some biscuit. Pour was a very disappointing light gold with no head. I’ve never had an O/M this light. Taste was very sugary and sweet. Tasted like a Budweiser with some sugar dumped in it. Honey and metal in the aftertaste.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color, light head, malty with notes of lemon, earth, and meadow. There are some drying hops in there also. Finishes malty.