drpimento (3528) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I think this is the best of the okfest that I’ve had (about a dozen ) this year. This has the closest to that toastyle finish that I crave.
JPDIPSO (6171) - Wauwatosa, USA - SEP 26, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brilliant copper color with a moderate cream colored head. Crisp toasted malt aroma. Rich malt and hints of peach in the flavor. Clean and flavorful. Light hops near the finish help the sweet malt dissipate. Full finish with a munich malt linger.
akoeninger (744) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2016 A classic oktoberfest. Clear amber color. Sweet aroma of cracker malts with herbal hops. Taste is toasted malts, earthy and herbal hops, some metallic. Crisp and drinkable.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Translucent and amber brass in color with a sudsy off-white wrung and a ice sheaf cap shaped in the form of male genitalia. Caramel and brown bread star in the subtle aromatic showcase along with clean, buffed pecans and a hint of light mocha cocoa powder. This aromatic anthem of toffee brittle can hang with the best of ‘em. Full bodied testament hits chocolate dust scattered amidst the pecans and hazelnuts. Creaminess takes us to dynamic toffee bark levels with chocolate enveloping slightly spicy pecans at its sides. Caramelized, light rye bread and a chewy autumn pie crust work well together, and the sogginess from their dressings is very palatable. Slowly roasted bran with drizzles from liquefied pralines make their flavorful presence known at the perfectly precise time. Brown sugared oats smooth it out in the end, giving a signature wholesomeness to this well crafted rendition.
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My sis picked up a growler of this when up in Madison recently. Pours a great red-amber color, medium carbonation with a foamy off while/cream colored head. Aroma is very heavy of Munich malt, slight apple fruitiness and a real heavy nutty aroma. Flavor was very nutty up front then moves into a sweet caramel malt flavor and finishes with a solid alcohol presence. Overall a great example of an Oktoberfest lager.
TXBadger (2788) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty good and caramel malted Oktoberfest bier. Lots of roastiness on the nose and palate. Pretty drinkable, and a good example of the style.
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Festival sampling. Clear brown body. Chocolate-sweet malt aroma with caramel syrup notes. Lesser malts in the flavor, tending more towards the core grain rather than the sweet wort. Dry smoked malt finish.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Great Dane – Wausau. Poured clear copper with a sticky off-white head. The aroma picked up toasted nutty and caramel notes with fresh fruity and leafy accents.. crisp and well-presented. The flavor found nicely-toasted caramel and chewy bread at the core.. fruity hops and a touch of tartness around.. odd, slightly funky fruit on the finish. Light-medium bodied with higher carbonation on the palate.. OK feel and flow. This started out much better than it finished.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light Brown Coloring. White Ring. Spices on the Nose.. Good Balance of Malt and Hops, Fruit/Spice...Dry Ending. Overall Not Bad.
Skyview (5868) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An early release Octoberfest from Great Dane. On draught during Great Taste of Midwest 2009 in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a clear amber colored brew with a fast dissolving off-white head. Aroma is slightly fruity, a touch of caramel malt and some flowery hops. Taste is medium bodied, smooth with more malty flavor than fruit character. Finish is semi-sweet, malty with a slight biscuit texture and aftertaste.