nearbeer (5233) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. Bottled Aug 12. Darkish copper with a ring of bubbles that tries to last. Nose is molasses and malt extract. Taste is malt extract, tin, and a touch of spicy dry grass on the finish. Near-medium body is sweet and has medium carbonation.
Shag (2941) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A copper color with a beige head. The aroma contains some caramel, corn, and spices. The flavor is rather dull with a slight malty presence. This tastes more like Michelob Amber Bock or Shiner Bock than an o-fest. The finish is somewhat dry. Overall not very good.
ttutony (886) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber color with an offwhite head. Rich malty flavor profile with a pleasant caramel note.
shrubber85 (11218) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet barley malt aroma. Dark amber with moderate head. Slightly sweet barley malt and mildly bitter herbal hops. Nice body. Very nice - could easily drink a couple Maß of this.
Jabic (503) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ar: Grainy sweetness, grassy and lightly toasted caramel.
Ap: Dark amber, small off-white head with poor retention and a bit of lacing.
T: Sweet toasted malt, clean - deep and rich, slightly burnt caramel - medium-low bitterness, no hop flavor - sweet through to the finish.
P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - finish is dry.
O: Solid octoberfest - caramel sweetness is a bit too prominent, but not over the top.
demmbonz (732) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Faint malt aroma. Darker colored oktoberfest. Sweet. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Smooth. Not bad.
vogt5059 (30) - Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured out of a bottle
Small white head
Pleasant malty sweet aroma
Medium amber in color
Taste is malty at the start and slightly bitter and astringent on the finish with a off putting aftertaste
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crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not the greatest american oktoberfest, but no diacetyl so that automatically pus it higher than a few others.
milewide (2187) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color with modest head and thin body. Faint sweet carmel aroma and taste. Nothing special.
bth122 (1546) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a copper color with a quick dissipating head. Aroma of slight caramel and crisp hops. Light sweetness, light bitter. Slick texture and thinner taste, but pretty smooth and crisp. Softer on the carbonation. Not a bad rendition, but not my favorite. A nice mild bitter bite at end.