Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2008
This beer pours a completely transparent amber/orange color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes steadily. Spotty lacing on the glass. Malty nose with touches of caramel and fruit. Medium-bodied and sweet with flavors of caramel malt, grain and bits of cinnamon. The finish is malty with a touch of hops bitterness in the aftertaste. Slightly above average overall. crossovert (12911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
12 oz brown bottle, best before FEB 2011. One of the first Oktoberfests out on the shelves.
It pours a dark orangeish brown, on the more orangey/dark end of the Oktoberfest spectrum. The head is big and white and it recedes press slowly, but without much lacing.
The smell is interesting here. There is a subtle smokiness almost to it. Along with some nuttiness, caramel, and hops. It also had a nice blast of fresh dough.
The taste is pretty decent too. It is doughy with a slight bit of hops and it has a nice subtle fruitiness to it. There is a hint of penny flavor but not enough to make it bad and it goes away after the first few sips.
It is pretty good oktoberfest material, especially for an American brewer, a decent brew, a good one to drink if you see it before the other stuff comes out.This has been almost my 30th or so Oktoberfest I’ve tried and it just cements my affection for the style.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-29-2010 22:03:23 Rune (12743) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle from Utobeer. Plain malty beer with a rocky, slightly yellow head over an orange-brown body. Fugacious foam. Bready malts to the nose followed by a taste of herbs, wet forest and suggestions of earthy malts. Rather strange flavour and a bit vapid (Tromsø, 10.05.2008). thewolf (12592) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2006
Pours reddish brown with little creamy off-white head. Aroma is very sweet - much maltiness. Mouthfeel is a bit of a letdown - a little watery. Sweet taste with a sour aftertaste. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a medium copperish color with an averaged size off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, and some breadiness. Tastes of the same.
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2012
12oz bottle-pours amber with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet light/medium malt. Taste is sweet light/medium malt, 2nd spice hops. Sammy (12197) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
Some hop and carbonation. Malty and carmel finish. Light mouthfeel. amber colour and a little off-white head.Dry slightly astringent aftertaste. Certainly not the best representative of this style I have had. Just boring and nothing special. Pinball (12145) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
aroma can’t escape me feeling it as kinda cellary or skunky. not nice. clear red white head. flavor is sort of the samne but with some more finesse. mR_fr0g (12067) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle at home from Beer Hawk. Bright reddy amber coloured pour with frothy light cream coloure head that fades. Aroma is sweet malty brown bread, raisin, little soap, rye bread. Flavour is composed of nutty malts, brown bread, tangy raisin bread, dried apple/ Palate is semi-sweet, moderate carbonation, frothy. Decent. slowrunner77 (12040) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Misses the mark a little for me. Slightly vegetal smell and taste under the caramel bread and toffee malt. A weak feel as well that doesn’t get better as it warms.