Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to swalden_28. poured a tea color with beige head. aroma of caramel and seemed to be some orange. flavor was caramel and spice, just wish there was more of it. this was kinda tastey though.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a small, off-white head that goes leaving behind a cleear orange body. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel and a bit of champagne like spritz. Taste is hard to find (not much of it) but there is some caramel and diacetyl. Light bubbles.
BallyLoser (136) - Redmond, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Rich amber colour, medium body, very carbonated. a bit of a watery finish. Not spectacular, but above average and enjoyable.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Market Street in Allen, TX.
Pours a very nice looking clear amber-orange with nice beige head, some lacing. Not much aroma here, but there are nice notes of malt & yeast. Flavor is semi-sweet malt with a nice spice, balanced. Mouth feel is medium body with high carbonation. Over all, I really like this one, so far it is my favorite from Widmer. Good stuff!
blutt59 (6019) - 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.