DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - SEP 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Hangar 24 Oktoberfest release party...Pours a clear golden orange with a off white head..Aroma is sweet and bready...Flavor starts off sweet and finishes crisp and slightly dry...good carbonation...I would drink this beer all the time if I could!
dwyerpg (5946) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a really good Oktoberfest. Malty and grassy, yet with just the right amount of sweetness. A filling beer, but quite right for the season. A cloudy-ish orange color.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, no date from Olive Tree in OB a couple months back. Dunno how I have not rated this yet--glad I checked. Clear copper orange with a small creamy beige head, good retention. Lager yeast and plenty of toasted malt and grain make up the aroma, simple but skillfully done. Flavor follows suit with just a tinge of grape, not much in the way of hops. The finish is dry, bitterness at a 2-3.Light to moderate carbonation with a medium body. Damn fine beer. These guys are wonderful.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid. A nice lager. Has a bit more kick than expected in this style, and wouldn’t mind a wee more malt flavor.
Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a tap,brass shade in color,light white head,a great Oktoberfest beer.I would recommend trying.
JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Octoberfest release party. Poured a clear golden amber color with tiny white head. Aroma was biscuits and toasted bread. Taste was malty and bready. Very easy to drink. Pretty good for the style.
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this on tap at Hangar 24 in Redlands.
This orangeish pour starts out with some nice malty sweetness and finishes crisply. It’s pretty tasty.
BlackHaddock (6970) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle at my Son-in-Laws place in Orange County on 24th Jan 2017. Really enjoyed this. Brass like amber colour with not much of a head. Malty molasses rule the nose and flavour with caramel notes winning over slight toffee esters and hints. Nice balance, but still too sweet for some people, just right for me.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 liter growler thanks to Tim, pours caramel with a medium tan head. Aroma is caramel malt, some toffee, very nutty with corn and grassy hops. Flavor is rich caramel malt, creamy grass and hay with a toffee and grass finish that lingers for a bit. The carbonation is spot on, highly drinkable with just enough going on to make it interesting.
VinegarStroke (412) - Napa, California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours golden amber. White froth that fades fast. Medium carbonation. Malty aroma dominates. Clean and a little toasty. Medium to light medium palate weight. Medium sweet with low bitterness. Fresh malty palate. Nice clean flavour. Good length. Little influence from hops or yeast. Very refreshing..