old german99 (3) - oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
very nice twist to the style. Could drink quite a few of these
Firefaery (19) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smooth brew, easy to drink. Roasted malt and hop combination in flavor. Russet- amber color. Good beer for the autumn season.
PhillyBeer2112 (2488) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
After picking up the seasons current offering,
I’m obliged to come back and redo my previous
rating and evaluation. I’m not sure if the recipe
changed, my palate changed, I had a weird bottle, or
I was just insane, but last time I swear I detected
loads of hop flavor. However, in the current sampling,
there is nothing of the kind other than a very mild background
of hop bitterness. Instead, this is a rather malty offering, with
a clean sweet nose, and full malty sweet flavor. Nice medium
body. A bit on the cloudy side, but otherwise a nice brownish amber
color with a good head.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very tastey, mildy malty brew. A tad thin but smooth with a nice hop balance.
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - SEP 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. No freshness date seen, but it’s the 2004 batch, knowing the store where I got it from. Poured out a brilliantly clear bright copper color, with a sticky white head. The head left a generous lacing down the sides of the glass. Aromas are of fresh Munich and Vienna malts, slight burnt sugar, some yeastiness and earthy hops. The hops are subdued in aromas, but strong and earthy in flavors. They provide a balancing factor to the sweet malts. It is a very well balanced beer, with nothing in particular rising above any other ingredient. Slight tastes of alcohol on the backend of this beer give it a definite kick. Stronger than most Octoberfests I’ve had, that much is certain. Thick mouthfeel is almost chewy from all the malts in it. Finishes very balanced and warming. Makes you want to say "Wunderbar."
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a bright amber body with a small, though lasting white head.
Smell: Toasted caramel aroma with a hint of vine-ripe fruitiness.
Taste: Rich toasted caramel taste that’s a bit bready. Slight fruitiness. Hints of brown sugar and spice. Floral hops with a reserved spicy bitterness that lingers softly into the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: All the flavors come together nicely to create a pleasing, refreshing Oktoberfest beer.
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: snifter. crystal clear fall orange color. nice light tan head. good retention...mild lacing.
S: nice fall fruit aromas, hint of spices in the nose.
T: nice clove and cinnamon spiced taste. good crystal malt backbone. good fall flavor with the apple and pear fruit notes.
M: medium-bodied. good carbonation level. nice and crisp mouthfeel.
D: very drinkable amber ale, and the spices make this a great fall classic. well worthy of a try.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasty, bready, malt forward aroma is fresh, clean and appealing. Clear amber-brown body with a large, pillowy, long lasting, off white head that coats the glass. Bready and toasty malt character carries this one through with a fair finishing bitterness to keep from cloying. Soft, creamy texture to the medium body with fine carbonation that is lively on the tongue. I thought this was a very well made Octoberfest and I’m very surprised to see it entered as an amber ale. Sampled on the PA trip 2005.
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice Oktoberfest beer! More bold flavors than some others, as is usually the case with a Weyerbacher! Very smooth! Zicke Zacke, Zicke Zacke Oi Oi Oi!
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - AUG 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. nice copper color pour with no head. nice spicy nose and malt. smooth fizzy feel.