AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - SEP 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice malty octoberfest. Not much else to say... Average but this isn’t to say that average is bad.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle poured a straw color with a small amount of head. Light malty flavor with a quick finish.
brokensail (15270) - San Leandro, California, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The pour is a dark copper color with a tall white head that sticks to the glass a bit.
S: Smells mostly just of toasted malts. There is a lot of bread to it, maybe some earthy hop notes. A touch of vanilla to go with the mild sweetness. Just a little bit of yeast.
T: The flavor is just sort of bland. Bread and toasted malt with a moderate level of sweetness. A bit of yeast flavor, perhaps some earthy hop flavors as well. A very subtle fruitiness on the back end.
M: Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation.
O: I thought this actually smelled pretty nice, but the flavor was not all that enjoyable.
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from widmer sampler pack. Earthy aromas. Thick off white head that laces the glass. Nothing stands out in the taste. It is mildly malty. Decent amber but not one of my favorite styles.
heemer77 (5239) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nicely copper colored body with a very thin light khaki head. The nose is fruity with apples and a little bit of hay. There is a pleasing caramel candy note. The taste is ok with a little bit of hay and peanuts. There is also some slight orange peel hint, but it is mild. A caramel back end. Decent and middle of the road, certainly not offensive.
Rune (10641) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
One-third pint, gravicask at USA Cask Ale Bar, GBBF’11. Amber-dark brown to look at, dotted spots at the glass. Rather inviting smell of dark sweet malts. Dried fruits mixed with sweet caramel in flavour, notes of butter. Malty endnotes. OK, if not a bit unusual for an Octoberfest bier (London, 04.08.2011).
bpreo (2365) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of a bland/standard beer scent to it. This concerns me. The taste is nothing to brag about, but the aftertaste is quite delicious.
cjl6 (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2011
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
What the hell is this? This is nothing like a fest beer, or anything oktoberfest at all. Did they invent this? It’s just a roasty malty amber. I don’t think this has anything to do with late September festivals. It’s sort of like if you’re expecting to sip milk and you drink orange juice, I thought it was bad only because it was nothing like an oktoberfest. Not a bad beer itself but what the heck?
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask at GBBF London august 2011. Amber. Caramel and toffee aroma. Toffee flavor with some butter. Boring.
gururyan (714) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oh my, fire up the grill and toss the football, autumn is here and it tastes like this! Fall 2011 batch.