TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Deep amber with a thick tan head. Aroma of sweet malt. Sweet malty flavor with some roasted notes. Smooth finish. Fall beers are a lot more interesting than most summer beers. Extra points for the history of the style.
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From draft at World of Beer Oktoberfest : Pours dark gold with a quick dieing head. Kinda of a appley aroma. Flavor was roasted, and palate was watery for a marzen. Very carbonated. Finishes with a watery caramel aftertaste.
NJJereme (387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a very aesthetically pleasing dark amber color with a light off-white head that dissipates quickly. Heavy flavor of roasted malts with a hint of bread which is greatly apparent at mid-tongue. Light to medium bodied with a bitter finish. Not bad.
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - SEP 3, 2001
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
H-P is probably the most consistently disappointing brewery. Their products look nice and I always anticipate a good beer, but I have yet to try a brew of their’s I would consider better than good. Dominated by yeast with fleeting fruitiness, this is another let-down.
adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Review from notes at World of Beer - Fort Myers on 11/17/11.
Poured on draft into a shaker pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a dark caramel with gold highlights and a 1/2 finger off-white head. Minimal lacing.
Smell: Sweet German malt with a touch of earthy notes.
Taste: Sweet German malt up front followed by lightly bitter earthy hops in the middle ending with sweet malt at the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light-to-medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Decent drinkability. You wouldn’t want more than a couple.
Overall: Slightly above average beer overall. There are far better Oktoberfest beers available.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brilliant orange-rust color with a weak head. Aroma is malty, bready and dry - quite pleasant, actually. Flavor starts out slightly harsh but becomes mildly pleasant towards the end of the glass: very bready and malty with a touch of grapefruit citrus tang spell a well-balanced winner on a long pair of scales. Despite the lack of head and thin appearance this beer has a lush, well-carbonated feel on the palate. Recommended!
alomtnez (380) - SPAIN - OCT 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Average off-white frothy head with good retention. Clear yellow light amber colour. Aroma is clean, malty and toasted sweet. Taste is malty, sweet start and dryest finish.
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper color with a brown sugar aroma. Brown sugar comes through in the taste as well. Decent dose of hops on the finish. Some hints of chocolate as well.
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice surprise at the terrible bar where they have 6 taps of American pee-water macros and 1 tap of potluck. Dry (I didn’t find it sour like some raters) with mild bitter finish, the color is on the reddish brown side for a German Oktoberfest.
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice Oktoberfest, but I think some other one’s have a little more character.