blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
on tap at G-Man, light amber color, minimal head, weak malt nose, flavor is weak cardboard and caramel, finish is thin
hamsterglory (48) - Bryan, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2008
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
will not spend much time on this one. felix and i tried widmer’s okto on tap. little to no aroma. perhaps a sniffery hint of orange. nearly brown color. Tangey (TM), astronaunt orange juice flavor. puckery tartness met with a cheap citrus candy aftertaste. two out of two thumbs down on this one - unfortunate, i thoroughly enjoy widmer’s broken halo IPA.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Safeway in Medford, OR. Poured a dark amber color and smelled of sweet malts. Just like most amber ales it had a malt taste and a crisp hop finish. Smooth on the palate. Good brew!!
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured deep amber brown with thin white head. Thin but pleasant aroma of malt and flower. Moderate malty taste, a little sweetness. Crisp finish. The commercial puff does not lie.
But there is one bone to pick. I always understood that festbier is a lager. This is and Widmer describes it, as an ale. How then is this an Oktoberfest bier? Is it meant to be as German beer was before the carlsbergensis yeast was used?
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full amber color with a good sized head, fair amount of lacings. Middle of the road brew that is just alright. Nothing special. That being said it would make a great party beer and is very sessionable. No bad attributes.
HoppyGuy (111) - Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a coppery amber color with a fairly thin tan head. Aroma is a bit faint, and has malts and citrus in it. Flavor is malty, but not too sweet, with a bit of caramel. There is a hoppy flair as well, and there is a dry finish. Not as malty as other Oktoberfests I’ve had, and drier as well. Not a bad brew. I’d like to pair this beer with slow-smoked beef brisket, homemade baked beans and a mustard potato salad with crunchy bits of Walla Walla onion in it.
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery tap. An amber beer with a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with light notes of citrus. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel as well of with hints of acidity, leading to a dry and slightly bitter finish.
thooper41 (548) - BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle: pours an amber reddish color with a white head, aroma of caramel malt, flavor has caramel small bit of hop bitterness but slightly sweet.
marcus (6438) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This reddish amber ale poured with a modest beige head that dissipated quickly. There is a malty aroma that reflects the substantial caramel malt flavor. There is a dry citrus finish.
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber with minimal head. Aroma: Very malty with a hint of squash. Some citrus notes on the flavor. Another great beer from the Widmer Brothers.