alexsdad06 (10389) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2008 12 oz. bottle batch 8038. Pours a clear dark golden color with a large fizzy disappearing head. The aroma is subdued caramel malts with hay, biscuits, and a hint of mensroom. The flavor has mediumsweet caramel malt with some biscuit, but not much else. A bit thin for my tastes. Disappointing offering from Bells.
Batch 8611 - Many similar qualities compared to last year, however my overall impression is that this one is better. The aroma lost the mensroom nose from last year and I found this to be more drinkable. milewide (2249) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2007
More bitter than usual Oktoberfest beer.I liked it! Thin body, and head. Amber color. RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Very timid interpretation of the style. Tihn-bodied and watered-down, tasting of lightly roasted caramel malt and mere hints of earthy hops...just nothing to get excited about for any reason. Thanks to Cornfield and Frankenkitty for the sample. lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Amber color with little head to speak of. Spicy aroma and flavor. A bit watery and bland. wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2007
crystal clear orange amber with a loose disappearing white head. toasted caramel aroma with light nutty hints. bittersweet toasted caramel flavor with a nice dry bitter grassy backbone. nice balance.
dry...very dry grassy finish with some light caramel and nut notes.
medium body. lively carbonation.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2007
12oz bottel. Pours clear copper color with off white head. Aroma malty and spicy. Taste caramel and sweet malt with clean finish. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Bottle and served in a standard pint glass: Clean amber hue with a rocky frothy head and good lace. The aroma has notes of grassy herbal aromatic hops along with the expected caramel and biscuity vapours, mineral water and light earthy esters. The taste starts with a very light ripened fruit and caramel tone supported by a slight bitterness with a husky vain running throughout. The finish displays what is basically allspice and gypsum. The flavor profile is a bit better that most with some bitterness detected, thank god! The mouth feel is lively enough for the style and dry and chalky about the finish. Is it time for the stouts and barleywines? At least the leaves are starting to change color... pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Rich orangy with a thin dense offwhite head. Sweet malt, relatively rich over a bit of floral peppery hops. A bit orangy. A bit toasty. Low carbonation, a bit creamy, low viscosity. A bit sweet. A bit rich in the malt. Relatively subdued malt though. Creamy, a bit toasty with a bit of floral to peppery orangy hops. A lingering bit of caramelly toast. Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Draft. Clear dark golden color with small head. The taste was lighty malty with faint halloween spices. Really nothing special here. surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Pours brilliant dark gold, with a small fizzy head that quickly dissipates. The nose is sweet and malty with toasty notes. Full and complex toasted malt flavor with a dry, slightly bitter finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth. This was a tasty, easy drinking fest that I felt was fairly true to style. Not the best Octoberfest, but a pretty solid offering.