Capa (3195) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and light hops. Biscuit malts, toasted, caramel, and light citrus hops. Medium, smooth body. Went well with the meat-loaf and mashed potatoes I had for dinner.
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours translucent deep golden color with off white head. Aroma is very sweet, mostly caramel malts. As expected sweet, toasted malts dominate the flavor, with some chocolate and toffee. A very nice, refreshing beer, and a good one to start the Oktoberfest season off with.
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught in a sampler at GBL in Cleveland. Clear amber. Malty, very "lager-y" flavor: strong corn and yeast on nose.
PorterPounder (7812) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cleveland, Oh - On tap at the brewpub. Fresh lake water aroma, medium orange pour with a soft white head with decent lacing. Some citrusy notes are found in the flavor with a hint of caramel. Some ripening vegetable notes in the back end. Decently thick mouthfeel with some stickiness. Pleasant diversion and good companion to the Walleye I had for dinner.
alexsdad06 (10077) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear orange/amber color with a foamy beige head. The aroma is a mix of toasted grains, caramel malt, and a hint of hops. The flavor is mainly toasted malts, light hints of chocolate, some grass, and light hops. Medium bodied and easy to drink. This is a fairly decent Octoberfest.
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clearm copper color with a small white head. Aroma is very malty and dry. Flavor was nice and malty with a nice balance of hops not found in most oktoberfest. Not too great of a beer, but pretty good for the style
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, Clear amber pour with thin white head. A mild fruit and bread aroma. Thin in taste with a fruity dry mouth feel. Ehh nothing really going on.
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from alexsdad06. Pours a beautiful orange amber with a thick off white head. Aroma of dark bread and lager yeast. Medium bodied and clean on the palate. Nice toasty and european malt profile, balanced nicely with sweetness and moderately spicy hops. Some wet grain flavors on the finish. Excellent beer and example of the style. Under rated IMO
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Single 12 oz bottle purchased for $1.50 from Buehler’s in Delaware, OH. Orange/amber pour with a small, white, silky head that quickly dissipates into a small ring; head can be brought back moderately with some swirling. Aroma of bready malts, caramel, yeast, honey, grass, citrus, and a touch of alcohol. Flavor is sweet and malty but somewhat less deep than the aroma; a touch of caramel and some light alcohol in the exhale; finish has light and moderately bitter hops. There is a floral note throughout this. Mouthfeel is medium-thick, silky, and moderately sticky. Overall, this is very drinkable; complex for the style; very tasty; would happily drink this year round.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle via trade (thanks to whoever sent this!). Pours an almost clear amber with a nice beige head. Nose is pleasant with toasted grains, lager yeast, earthy hops. Tastes just like it smells with some subtle chocolate & toffee in the finish and aftertaste...and i do mean subtle. A tiny bit of vanilla as well. Nice. Body is medium, carbonation is moderate. A clean, tasty, well-made Octoberbest, perhaps the best i have ever had. Perfectly balanced between malt and hops, with a nice clean yeast. Bravo!