Bif (1387) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On-tap at Maggie’s on the River in Watertown, NY. Served a copper color with a small head and some lacing. Mild caramel aroma with some fresh grain and a bit of spice. Has a mild caramel sweetness with some biscuit. A light bitterness with a fairly clean finish. Fairly medium body, crisp and quite smooth. Easy drinker, nice seasonal beer.
StanMemTn (52) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Flying Saucer- Cordova. Standard Oktoberfest Amber pour, light malty nose with an unimpressive depth of flavor and richness of palate. Of six Oktoberfests we sampled (3 U.S., 3 German), this was the least impressive.
Nate (3648) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the Coney. Muted malt aroma, with some decent hop character. light sweet and light acidic notes. Copper-amber clear with thin head that dissipated quickly. Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. Starts lightly sweet, with nice toasted malt character and a bit of caramel. Some diacetyl and fruity notes, too. Nutty but nonastringent finish, medium bitter hops. Dry nutty after.
Block (1319) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber-orange pour with an off white head. Aroma is of caramel, pale malts and some spice. Pretty mild with a light amount of spice coming through the tame caramel flavor. Not bad.
Cybercat (3223) - Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Comes out of the tap a reddish amber with a fine-bubbled light tan head. Powdery aroma is malty with caramel and earthy undertones. Malty flavor has earthy, caramel and grassy underpinnings - quite satisfying. Body is above average, and fizzy texture leaves a strongly tingly and earthy finish. Prosit!
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
9/15/11. On tap in a pint glass. Clear amber pour, a bit on the light side, almost orange, with a creamy tan head that fades and laces a little bit. Very light aroma of grain, caramel, and not much else, honestly. Similarly light flavor of caramel and dusty grain tannins with a lingering roasty, almost tannic bitterness. Could be worse.
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at a local Glory Days. They said it was the Yuengling Oktoberfest, so there we go. Poured a copper color with a small white foamy head. Aroma was sweet malts, very much like say - the Samuel Adams Octoberfest. Drinkable, I suppose good enough to get once they make it to bottles next year.
Suttree (5042) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bearden Beer Market. Coppery orange, thin but sturdy white head. Smells like caramel and white bread toast, which is also a pretty good description of the flavor. Finishes with a subtle hop bite.