thewolf (12371) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours amber with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet light/medium malt. Taste is sweet light/medium malt, 2nd spice hops.
crossovert (12254) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Rune (12063) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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).
Pinball (12031) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Sammy (11824) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
madsberg (11655) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled: Clear amber coloured. Brownish head. Sweet and grassy. Has some distinct malty notes. Light caramel and fruit in the background. Is sweet and malty in the end. Light to medium bodied.
slowrunner77 (11461) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
rosenbergh (11374) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle. 2272. BB Feb 2013. (Bierkraft) Brooklyn, NY.
Clear copper colour with small tan head. Sugary sweetness, caramel and malt in aroma. Flavour is mild hops, caramel malt, bread and some sweetness. Much darker and tastier than the German ones.