hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear honey colored brew with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is somewhat slight with notes of caramel and malt. The sweetness is there in the beginning as you drink, then it tapers off to a slight tart fruit. Finishes clean. A decent Octoberfest.
kevinator (2171) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Traditional beer. Mild malt aromas. Flavors were muted with hints of caramel and German malt. Mild hop presence. Nice amber color. Medium weight.
kerenmk (4664) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 24, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared at a Farewell to Bugrashov tasting at Stas’. Thanks Vova. Clear piss gold. Sweet malty aroma, spoiled bread. Bitter and oxidized taste. Light body, well-carbonated, sweet and oxidized finish.
unclefrito62 (256) - Stow, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Not much of a aroma. Does smell a little sweet. Deep straw in color. Very smooth on the palate. I like the malt in this beer. Overall one of my more favorite octoberfest’s.
Kleg (209) - The Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear dark bronze pour with a khaki bead and fair retention. Decent lacing. Taste is malty and sweet with a good caramel flavor. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Excellent American style Oktoberfest!
nasmith003 (252) - Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2016
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the bottle. Weak aroma. Polished copper color with minimal head. Good carbonation. Light malt flavor that is quickly overcome by hops. Somewhat thin mouthfeel but no lingering aftertaste.
DSG (13956) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 3, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle sample at the "Farewell to Vova Shack" tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Stas. Deep golden. Aroma of malt, oxidized, cardboard, metal, a bit of caramel. Sweetish flavor with malt, a bit of caramel, a bit of oxidation, metal, and a slightly bitterish finish. Light-bodied.
Ratman197 (14520) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness and a hint of spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, fruitiness and light spice with a smooth dry lingering fruity caramel finish.
BelgianBeerGal (4021) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can on Southwest flight ECP-HOU for Thanksgiving in Dallas. Middle of the road fest beer. Sweeter malt with light bitterness. It gets a little more flavorful as it warms. Okay.
ozzy70 (1071) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 16, 2016
2.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours copper with a off white foamy head. Aroma was toasted malts, spicy, caramel malt. Taste was sweet, watery, caramel malts, light flavored.
mrjaxson (557) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
If you must partake in a Leinie Oktoberfest, try to find it on tap rather than in a bottle. While neither has an especially distinctive aroma, the draft version is smoother and sweeter while the bottled variety is thin and bitter. To be honest, neither is memorable but at least the tapper is bearable.