bhensonb (14891) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber; October 2007 Petaluma Valley Rotary Fund Raiser label. Roasted malt aroma with a bit of floral? Coppery amber color with tiny bubbles and a transient white head. Medium body with rather sharp carbonation. Caramel roast flavor, but there is definitely balancing bitter. A bit spicey. Finishes quite dry. Seems more of an ESB than anything else.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by goldtwins. Crystal clear beer with a rich orange/golden appearance. Very clean rich munich malt toastiness. Freshly bready and lightly sweet with just a kiss of floral hops on the back. A very solid O-fest.
bb (8987) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rich caramel color with an off-white head. Spicy, caramel, earthy aroma. Caramel, spice, slight hop flavor. Hops start to come forward more. Medium body. LIngering hop and caramel. Hoppy for an octoberfest.
JPDIPSO (6094) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUN 21, 2002
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
AS I have said before and was stated below - Oktoberfest Ale? Why bother. Call it an amber, and its not that good under that moniker either. The fruity esters and roasted malt just do not mix that well.
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 26, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Numbers for 2002 2001 release. This one was MUCH better than the 2000 version.
’Ach Tuber Fest’ Medium Amber color, small head. Medium bodied ale. Mild malts and slightly hoppy. Good flavor, smooth taste. Malt flavor is slightly sweet, balanced with a slight hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Very nice smooth malty beer. Slightly different from the 2000 version, the 2001version is much maltier and smoother. Better taste. Very nice beer.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Labeled as Petoluma Festival Oktoberfest. Poured a clear a clear amber color with a very small white head. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Malty flavor with some sweetness. Mild earthy notes. Dry bitter finish.
IrishBoy (4177) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber with the October 20th, 2007 Petaluma Valley Rotary Fund Raiser label from Bottle Barn; Nose of caramel with a light fruity cherry note; clear copper with a smallish beige head; flavor of peppery spices, hop bitterness, and caramel. Finish is light hop bitterness.
jazz88 (2675) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
joet (2596) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright, aromatically hoppy but not very bitter -- only 23 IBUs, refreshing, crisp and very drinkable. While it’s true this isn’t very Maerzenisch, Lagunitas can color outside the lines for me anytime they wish. Good beer is good beer. Period.
Reid (2478) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!