argo0 (13590) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, bottled 10/11/06, thanks wilkie) Small beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, peach, nutty, some toffee. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, peach, light lager yeast, finishes with some earthiness and a hint of alcohol. Watery light-medium body, rather drinkable
daknole (10920) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber/copper pour. Flavor is sweet, lightly metallic, slight hop presence, a tad medicinal.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Brewfest, Durham
light amber, sweet carmel malt aroma, light malt flavor with a fair amount of bitterness in the finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
emacgee (4652) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper orange with a one finger frothy pale yellow. The aroma is light and malty, has a mild sweetness, crisp dry bitterness, lagered, earthy.
maxwelldeux (4358) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Poured a darker amber color with a slight head. Was one of the best Oktoberfests I’ve had - probably my favorite of the style. Nice and malty with a little bit of bitterness to it. Very biting feel to it which was really appealing.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft. Deep amber, modest head, and faintly malty aroma. Lightly hopped (floral) and quite drinkable, this one is fine but leaves little impression.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Clear amber color with thin off white head. Not much nose, a bit of roasy malt. Caramel, spicy flavor without much hop flavor or bitterness. Not bad.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Flying Saucer Raleigh. Pours a deep amber/copper wit white head. Nose is toast and biscuits, mild herbal noble hop aromas. On taste, more of the bready toast notes. Minimal hopping. Decent Oktoberfest.
GTAEgeek (2053) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours clear, dark copper, with a small, bubbly, tan head. Big, malty aromas of caramel, peat, and honey. Some hopping - I get some light saaz earthiness and a little pine. Sweet flavor, with some nice, mellow spice and light bitterness. Medium body, smooth, and a little acidic. Overall, this is a reasonably nice amber lager. It doesn’t really hit the high points of a good marzen in my opinion, but it’s a pretty good beer.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good flavor, but nothing special in general. Nice blend of
roasted malt and caramel flavor, but hops are almost
undetectable. It is better than Sam Adam’s version of
Oktoberfest, but certainly not the best I have had.