ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 30, 2007
Bottle with the Petaluma Valley Rotary Fund Raiser label. Very clear, burnt copper color with very few bubbles but a frothy ivory head that retains quite well. Toast and dough aroma with some malt sweetness and plums. Very thin mouthfeel. Watery and somewhat astringent. Dry astringent finish. aspidites (1271) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Signature lagunitas nose. Slightly underattenuate and grainy mouthfeel. Lightly metallic and dusty. indistinct and oxidized finish. jazz88 (2684) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Bottle of the 2003 version. A hazy reddish amber color with a tan head. Fruity, cherry, toasted malt aroma with a nice hop base. I found the aroma inviting. A smooth malty rich flavor. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Or, rather, Ach!TuberFest. Don’t ask.
I like Oktoberfests, except for one thing:they’re lagers. I’d like a lot of lagers better if they just weren’t lagers. So, Lagunitas to the rescue, to turn this into an ale. Dark ruby color, beautiful red, nicely formed white head. Nose is sweet and fruity. Body is medium, with the taste dominated by heavy, thick maltiness. Nice and tasty, with a lovely darkness throughout. Very nice job.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 2, 2004
Deep amber color. Offwhite head sits on top. Rather large bubbles rising in carbonation. Smells nicely of cider and malt. Very well balanced and tastes of fresh biscuits. Finishes with tastes of wood and apples. Very pleasant. Texture is extremely smooth. Medium bodied and very easy to drink. Long lasting head.
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
hazy orange/brown body with a tan head. sweet, dry and grainy malt dominated nose. light fruit and floral hints as well. subtle hop profile. smooth, creamy soft and malty. pretty drinkable, but not an oktoberfest to me MrDick (381) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 19, 2004
2003 version of the Oktoberfest. I was expecting something a lot different and was a bit disappointed that resembled a lot of other offerings from Lagunitas. Nice caramel color backed by malt, a touch of fruit and a california amount of hops. Even though this isn't a traditional Oktoberfest beer, the flavors are well balanced. grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Don't know that this is, but it ain't an Oktoberfest--too fruity. I'd say that it was a very malty "amber" ale, in fact, a lighter version of many of Lagunita's offerings. Aroma is amazing: lighter airy malts that remind me of roasted squash with butter and all other kinds of autumn goodness. Figs, dates, walnuts and almonds also abound in the aroma. The flavor frames these aromas against perfectly sweet backround with hints of honey, brown sugar and grenadine. Finishes with fascinating tickling carbonation and an enchantingly smooth and creamy palate. Reid (2697) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Ok another out of place Lagunitas brew bought at the cheap cig outlet..there among the Steel Reserve, Mickeys etc etc 22 ozers sat this beer. I was after a "Decimator" but they sold out on those.
"Ach! Tuber Fest" very jolly.
This is the 2003 version and has an alcohol volume of 6.0 %.
Wonderful dark ruby almost garnet beer..lovelly largish frothy off white head..thats goes but some nice lacing left behind.
A wonderous aroma to this beer..malty , fruity and chocolaty all in one..and some hops even in the background.
mmm nice tasting malty beer.sweet but more in a dark chocolate way..some plums and raisins even in the back of the mouth and rounded out by some nice bitter aftertaste.
Very luxurious on the palate..creamy and thick..nicelly done.
Very drinkable beer..though not in anysense traditional Oktoberfest bier..but we all know Lagunitas are not big on tradition!
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 3, 2003
Poured a very nice, deep, golden brown with a fluffy white head that took a while to dissapate. Hoppy aroma, not too overpowering. Great spiced flavor that opens up into a hoppy middle and leaves a nice quick bitter linger at the end.