boxofrane (2259) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Wegman’s. Pours clear brown with a small head that dissipates pretty quickly. Aroma is a little toasty but not really interesting. Taste is pretty interesting.. has some good maltiness and is overall a really nice Oktoberfest. Impressed by the local.
Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel malt, and slightly nutty. The taste is on the sweet side with caramel, and a slightly burnt aftertaste.
Chudwick (2216) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle - pours caramel with offwhite head. Nose is cardboard. Flavor adds caramel. Light bitterness. Horrible.
StefanSD (2194) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Coldbrewky. Thanks. Pours a dark amber-red color with a small off-white head that quickly recedes to a fine ring. The aroma is fairly non-distinct with a trace of sweet grains. The flavor is loaded with sweet malts, roasted barley, molasses and brown sugar. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes medium in duration and dry. Overall: Pretty decent Oktoberfest, I’d drink the hell out of this if it were available locally.
obxdude10 (2077) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer had plenty of potential, with a beautiful, dark amber pour and a fairly thick tan head. The aroma was very inviting, too, with plenty of caramel malt, lightly toasted bread and a hint of crisp hops. But that’s where the good traits in this beer end, unfortunately. The head doesn’t leave much lacing around the glass. The flavors aren’t very well balanced, with some sour notes toward the finish. I did get some toasted malts and light hops, but the sourness really overshadowed the good flavors. I really didn’t expect a whole lot from this beer, in the first place, and it aligned fairly well with those expectations.
MadRobin (2074) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap 4 oz. taste at DC Beer Fest at Nationals Park in SE Washington, DC.
Clear, medium-dark amber-copper with a small off-white head and sparse lacing.
Aroma of mild grain, bread and caramel.
Taste of grain, bread, mild herbal hops, herbs and spice.
Medium/light body and medium/high carbonation.
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Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of caramel malt, corn. Pours amber with a nice head. Taste is really streamlined with corn and caramel malt. Sweeter than the lager but just okay.
r464 (1946) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin at first, then building to a malty taste that still lacks punch. Bland finish. Rather disappointing overall.
boto (1892) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught: This one pours a clear, coppery color. There was quite a bit of an off-white head on it that left a bit of lacing. The aroma is lighter, but still good. Caramel malts and a bit of grains predominate. The taste is pretty good. Some caramel malts, graininess, A touch of earthy and grassy hops. Not the best, but not bad either. A good choice for an establishment with a limited selection.
weihenweizen (1881) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours clear light amber with finger width off-white head. Little lacing, light carbonation, thin body, and caramel grain aroma. Taste is caramel grain, corn, a hint of an off taste, and some crisp hops. Below average even for an octoberfest.