Leighton (22836) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2009
I found this Oktoberfest above average. From the bottle. Nice amber pour with a medium head. Pleasant aroma of lightly sweet malts and just a hint of hops. Mild flavor and not too complex, but very drinkable. Some nice caramel notes over a malty backbone. Finish is smooth with a sublte malt aftertaste. Not bad for a macro. Oakes (19434) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2002
Orangey-amber; caramel nose; some toast, caramel in the palate; slightly syrupy in the finish, with only the vaguest hint of hops; sweetens out right at the end with a toffee note. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 13, 2011
A: The pour is almost copper in color with a finger of off-white head.
S: Smells skunked (already?!). Sort of a pennies type aroma to it with some bread and yeast. A light sweetness of toffee and caramel, luckily. A touch of cherry cough syrup, too.
T: A lot of straw and grain husk astringency to this. Fairly metallic with a moderate bitterness. Light grassy hops, some yeast, and a subtle (more like drowned) sweetness. A touch of skunk on the palate.
M: Light to medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.
O: Way too many things gone wrong with this one, and it just came out! djd07 (16317) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper gold with small frothy off white head. The aroma is a raisin malt and toffee. Thin mouthfeel with s sweet honey malt a d raisin. Easy to drink, a decent marzen from Becks. bhensonb (15993) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Warm caramel/toffee aroma. Reddish amber color with a white head that just fizzed out completely. Thin to medium bodied with mild carbonation. It is slightly cooked caramel sweet, and there is enough bitter to keep it from being cloying. However, it is all about the malt. The finish, once the sweetness drains away, does impart some bitter. Too bad it didn’t arrive sooner. To me it’s more Newcastle Brown in flavor than anything else I can think of.
imdownthepub (15528) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2008
Bottled, 330ml, pasteurised. Orange amber with fizzed head. Dull malty carbonated beer, flatish taste, cardboardy initially. There is a vegetal hop and a malted sweetness with caramel. Poor to average. Tmoney99 (15138) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle. Poured copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate toasted caramel malty aroma. Medium body. Medium sweet flavor with a light bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Dogbrick (14344) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2004
On draught at Winking Lizard. Pours a rich clear amber color with a thin beige head. Very little lacing. The aroma is mildly malty with a hint of nuts. Lighter body than most Oktoberfest beers with a sweet malt flavor, along with caramel and nuts. The flavor isn’t bad but it is not very pronounced at all. The finish is sweet with a touch of bitterness at the end. Overall a somewhat weak example of the style, however it isn’t really offensive in any way. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2008
12 oz. bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Best before 06.2009. Very red slightly hazy pour with a huge head, moderate retention and poor lacing. Aroma is grass with some cereal notes. Taste is grain with an odd metallic note. Not very good. Lubiere (14262) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
Red copper beer with a light brown head. Light sweet malt aroma. Sweet malt taste with a touch of treacle. Light bodied. (October 2004).