Banksiz (160) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Faintly malty nose with very slight bubblegum banana notes. Pours a medium amber. Pleasantly balanced maltiness and bitterness, with a delicate noble hop flavor and no objectionable harshness. Medium-slick honey-like mouth feel. Very drinkable brew, but nothing really grabs me about this one. scarletfire65 (1558) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Can at home with Caressa and Apollo. Picked this up because I was craving some oak barrel, and an oaky oktoberfest sounded perfect and intriguing, then I read the description on this page. Kind of deceiving. Anyways this can poured crystal clear light brownish amber with a huge foamy head. Faint malt on the nose with a whiff of maple syrup. It’s a light bodied marzen, lacking the expected malty, bready sweetness. Lighter bodied. Lightly hopped, a bit of crispness on the finish. This is unsatisfying as a marzen. Light on everything including flavor. Pass. Not what I would expect from FW. Drake (14447) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Tallboy can from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Slightly hazy amber, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of toffee and toasted malts, mild nutty notes. The taste is toasted malt, caramel, green and herbal hops. Thin bodied. Darkmagus82 (2303) - - DEC 17, 2016
Poured from can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a golden-orange-amber color with a big billowy white head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a good sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is mainly a mix of caramel and lightly roasted malt smells mixed with a rather decent oaky taste. Along with these smells comes some lighter aromas of spice with a little bit of nutmeg and some clove.
Taste – The taste begins with a toasted malt taste with a little bit of a caramel sweetness. Overall the sweetness is very light with it remaining so throughout the taste. While the sweetness remains lighter, the roastiness and some cracker tastes grow stronger as the taste moves forward. Along with these flavors comes some nice light oaky and woody tastes as well as a little bit of a herbal flavor, one is left with a slightly drier and toasted malt taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly lighter side while the carbonation level is rather high. For the Oktoberfest style I was not all that impressed overall. Less carbonation and more body may have accentuated the malt and some of the roasted flavors a little bit better.
Overall – An alright Oktoberfest, but in my opinion, not really what an O’fest is supposed to taste like. Not enough maltinesss and sweetness all while having a little bit too much roast and wood/oak. OK, but not really a great Oktoberfest in my mind.
exeter (540) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2016
Pours the colour of straw with a light head and no lacing. The taste is of breadiness, honey and citrus. It’s a smooth brew. A little on the light side for the style. Not bad but not great.
bigguns22 (809) - Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Pour is a light amber,clear and almost no head. Aroma light and malty with a little sweetness. A good beer but just not very exciting. If you want light,clean and malty you will love this. George999 (492) - Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Can, the pour is clear and caramel blond color with a medium thin head. The aroma is light and slightly oak. The taste is a clean ale, not much notes of caramel but a good white oak note. The finish is woody. mbgrayson (825) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Pours a very clear gold, with ample white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is typical marzen, with lots of malt and a touch of pilsner flavor. A decent, if unspectacular Oktoberfest. The "oak’ moniker tricked me into thinking this beer was wood aged, but it’s not. Still, worth a try. reebtogi (6488) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2016
473ml can pours a clear golden color with a finger of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is grass, light citrus and mild grains. Taste is a light citrus and grassy hop bitterness with a malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a true to style brew that is typical, nothing really stands out. Bif (2438) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a fair head and some lacing. Aroma of malt, citrus and grain. Taste of malt sweetness, bit of citrus and spice. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, smooth with a bit of a malty feel. Nice beer but expected a bit more.