seuinoz (276) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2002
very tasty, has a nice kick to it. very good oktoberfest beer.
..... jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2007 (GI is discontinuing this beer, and all lagers I believe. Harvest Ale will replace Oktoberfest. This review is of Harvest Ale.) Hazy copper with decent head / Burnt sugar and hop nose / Medium body with big, creamy hopping and strong finish / Flavors of burnt sugar with light pineapple undertones and a little lemon on the finish / Outstanding - maybe most comparable to an American Pale Ale. Brent (116) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2001
A great seasonal from this brewery. Wonderful bronze color. Tons of malt backbone, well balanced with the brewery's characteristic floral hops. A 'find a comfortable chair and have a few' beer. xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2006 Goose Island Oktoberfest
12 oz bottle
Recent bottling, cherished 09/06
Medium pour in a pint glass.
Poured a clear light reddish brown with a small rocky off-white mostly diminishing off white head with fair lacing.
Smelt of moderate roasted grain and light caramel, with tinges of mild coffee and a hint of spicy hoppiness.
Taste was upfront light swwet toasted grain and mild coffee bitterness followed by sweet dark bread maltiness and spicy and flowery subtle hops on a lingering finish. Mouthfeel was medium/light, slightly oily, with lively carbonation.
Overall, the most flavorful Oktoberfest I’ve had so far. WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2003
Malty and smooth with a hint of spice. No discernable off flavors like some similar beers. Very drinkable, one of my favorite Goose Island beers.
bigdogbrewing (9) - Delaware, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2005 does not count
Aroma- Nice rich malt nose. Some caramel but really nice and clean; not fruity. No hop aroma. Appearance- deep dark amber with nice orange highlights. Bright and clear. Flavor- Malt right up front from start to finish. Nice easy melanoidan flavor. Nice balance beetween malt and bitterness. No hop flavor (ok for style). Mouthfeel - medium body with great carbonation. Overall- Very well made beer and great example of style. If you like malt this is a beer for you. jbeer99 (31) - SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2001
Ahktoberfest. As in, ahh, that hit the spot! I'm not usually a fan of sweetness in brew, unless there's a fine complex accompaniment, and this one has it.