Marsiblursi (3028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2009 (Bottle) Pours clear medium amber with foamy white head. The aroma holds tones of grainy cookies, fresh “sweaty” wood and buttery toffee up front. Undertones of dark bread, spices and ripe red apples. Hints of dough. Subtle hops lurking in the background. Maybe a touch of citrus. The flavour is light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter and light acidic with clear notes of toffee and cookies. Hints of spices, dark bread and flowers. The mouthfeel is clean, chewy and round with a medium carbonation. Hints of citrus and wood in the finish. Medium bodied. The loveable malt profile + the fresh acidic note makes this beer a perfect treat.
omhper (19972) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colour. Loads of chewy malt. Balanced malt sweetness, some fruitiness. Bitter finish. Drinkable, well balanced and satisfying. A very good example of the style.
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Golden coloured. Clear. White lasting head. Malt and some sweetness in the aroma. The flavour is full, sweet and malty. Has a delicious hops taste to it. Light caramel is present. Ends up with a great bitterness. One of the best Octoberfest I've tried yet.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale brown with yellow tones.
Buttery aroma with notes of hops, sweet malt and some acidity. Fresh.
Newly grinded malt flavor. Notes of müsli, smoked sausage. Some acidity. Some bitterness. A bit dry.
ekstedt (5630) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2009 Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear amber with a medium off-white head. Roasted and slightly woody malt aroma with some dried fruits. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Very well balanced with a light sweetness and a gentle but firm bitterness.
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5 L bottle from Systembolaget, Charlottenberg. Big bluffy offwhite head. Deep gold colored body with brilliant clarity. Aroma of freshly baked bread. Some doughy malts, faint caramel and a pleasant whiff of grassy hops. Taste is malty, well rounded and soft. A light sweetness, some caramel and fruit tones, and fine, slight peppery bitterness to balance. Healthy body. Smooth. Rounded malty finish, evenly balanced with a gentle hop bitterness. A flawless festbier!
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful dark amber golden color and a small, tight head. Incredibly delicious and full toffee flavor with a distinct hoppy bitterness. Actually resembles good English ales, but Oktober Festbier is bottom fermented naturally. A treat for the palate. 220803
larsniclas (5741) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2003 Bottled.Amber with a steady head.
Really malty, bready aroma with some fuityness from apples.
Nice bitter, malty flavour. Really fine.
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Man in the Moon, Stockholm, 18 Oct) Pale amber colour with firm, rocky, white head. Malty, spicy nose with toffee and notes of raisins. Malty, nutty taste with toffee, raisins and a leafy, almost metallic, bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable.
jefcon (1420) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice and smooth oktoberfest. Fuller malt, woodsy flavors than most in the style. Plenty of finish and a big mouthfeel. Aromas are crisp and malty as well.