Dogbrick (12466) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper color with a medium thin beige head. Minimal lacing. There is a fair amount of sweet malt and caramel in the aroma. Medium bodied and it has a crisp side too. Sweet malt flavor dominates yet there is a faint sourness and bitterness every once in awhile. Kind of a Jekyll & Hyde thing. The finish is clean and sweet. Overall this is an average Marzen.
jcwattsrugger (12335) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is sweet medium/dark malt. Taste is sweet medium/dark malt-dark fruit secondary hops and finishes with a bite. OK carbonation.
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with robertsreality (thanks!). Poured a deepr and cloudy amber / orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, and lightly spicy. Tastes of toasted malts and light caramel. Finishes thin.
crossovert (12083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2016 I lied in my last review when I stated I was finally done with Oktoberfests this season, somehow this bottle landed in my lap so I ought to review it.
Pours a lot more reddish than most Oktoberfests, with a big dirty white head.
Smell is typical but with a hint of toecheese. The smell is awful for an Oktoberfest
This is one freaky tasting Oktoberfest, hops are there but it is ultra fruity and metallic.
One of the worst Oktoberfests I have tasted.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-14-2009 23:09:00
Re-review. So it has been 7 years since first and last consuming this brew. Let’s give it another shot. Pours a typical amber pour for the style. This is a highly aromatic oktoberfest... what i wasn’t identifying in the original review is the strange similarity the aroma of this beer has with high grav malt liquor. My last review was terrible... But to expound on what i must have been smelling woudl be a pale ale scent akin to sierra nevada, but with that high grav malt must over the top. Flavor is is heavy and unapologetic ally very similar to st.ides except it is maltier and more metallic. I’m surprised and pleased that my summation as a practical juvenile still holds true.
slowrunner77 (11258) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"A true to the style octoberfest that has a pleasant bready malt presence. A little light on the palate, but the aroma especially is quite nice. if there were just a little more follow through, this could be very good."
shrubber85 (11080) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Buttery caramel malt with hint of hay. Clear copper color with small head. Sweet butter/caramel malt flavor with mild bitter straw. Medium body - not great, not horrible.
hopscotch (10944) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Clear copper lager with a small, tight, off-white head that’s gone in a flash. Toasted nuts and caramel nose. Caramel-sweet flavor with decent hop crispness and bitterness to keep things nearly balanced. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet; bordering on crisp.
daknole (10926) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
this just isnt a good beer. Amber pour. Metallic and malty aroma. Flavor is full of a weird tart metallic component that totally made me drain pour it. Nasty.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear copper, whispy beige head, sweet carmel malt aroma with light earthy hops, nice sweet carmel malt flavor, well balanced with earthy hops,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
adnielsen (10583) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ home. Dark amber appearance with an off white head. Toasty caramel malty, slightly nutty, toffee, lightly grassy-floral hoppy nose. Grassy, caramel, toffee malty lager flavor with some floral notes. A little too sweet and unbalanced for my taste.