Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 16, 2000
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice amber colour, nutty, crisp, well-structured - a pleasant beer
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - DEC 17, 2001
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer, though there are others better.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild and somewhat watery. A very drinkable Okto and just the type to be distributed by Budweiser. Drinkable and sort of a Marzen-lite.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich, sweet and quite vibrant aroma, with a variety of bright dark fruits and juicy hops in the nose. Dark orange color, with a light, but immense froth. Flavor is suprisingly hop accented, not exactly what you would expect from a so called "oktoberfest." I guess I was expecting a marzen, but I received a clean and nicely balanced beer, with a rich flavor. Toffee, hazelnut and caramel flavors, with a nice hop kick, especially on the finish, with hints of resins and grapefruit.
19Ei8hty (1132) - Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2007 I thought this was very nice amber ale - similiar to the Drop-Top Amber, but more malt and spice and no rancid smell of old fruit flavor. Very rich and malty. Complex smokey, carmel malt, and distinct hop presence.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2006 Bottle... NTB Ernesto Festo ’06... Drank this baby at about 2 AM on Friday, September 1st. Steady 60 mph wind and rain pounding the front of the beach house. Sliding glass door is bulging, but not breaking... and I’m drinking... a clear copper lager with a mid-sized, fizzy, white head. Lots of sticky, melted caramel in the aroma. Caramely, malty-sweet flavor. Medium-bodied and milky with modest carbonation. Malty, gummy finish. Yum! Thanks kenb!
ilovedarkbeer (2186) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bitter dry and nutty. Pours an orangish brown color. Pretty nice oktoberfest beer. Nice caramel taste and small short finish. Good but not great.
Davidrbly (10) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful autumn rust orange. Head was minimal, but fine bubbles and persistent. Aroma is light but malty in character. Flavor is malty sweet with a spicy edge. Body is a little on the heavy side, with a slick feel to it.
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foyle (174) - Wyoming, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: pours a sudsy 2” cream colored head that recedes slowly with moderate lacing. Color is a clear amber with moderate carbonation streaming.
Aroma: rich yeast bread malts, caramel, and some floral hop.
Mouthfeel: light bodied, crisp, with a mostly dry finish.
Flavor: caramel and toffee are dominate, with a bit of nuttiness as well. Bread dough and enough hop bite for some balance.
Overall: well done and appropriate to the style.
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a darker shade of amber. Aroma is dry and bready with hints of what taste like saaz hops. Flavor is more sturdy than most oktoberfest. A bit more flavor overall. Definitely solid.