dsm (109) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample at brewpub. Pours a reddish brown. The malt stands out, it is very sweet. Midly spicy. Not bad but nothing I would go out of my way for.
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought it was better than most Oktoberfests I’ve had. Not too sweet, pretty easy to drink. A little spicy, carbonated. Not too shabby.
michidan07 (22) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This year, it’s a bit cloudy brownish-red. I’m not an expert on the style, but this was certainly the roughest example I’ve tasted. Had a strong maltiness, and the expected bready quality, but there was certainly some sourness and heat to go along with it. This beer looked strong, tasted strong, and felt strong. I’ll be disappointed if it’s not actually strong. Bottom-line: Unrefined albeit Tasty.
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap; I wonder why this wasn’t avaliable to rate when the beer was actually being served....anyhow. Red, burnt orange in appearance, decent head which faded, nice lacing I remember. Malty, nutty, spicy, hoppy and candied nose. Mouthfeel was satisfying, in which it started with the hop attack, slightly dry, sweet, then bitter. All balanced fairly well. A well done oktober oktober.