moose85uofa (26) - Alabama, USA - OCT 28, 2009
The label reads Mendocino Autumn Seasonal Oktoberfest....it’s very smooth, has a delicious initial taste, and follows with a delicious rich, malty flavor. I recommend trying if traveling near the northeast. Great for a Fall brew. McGarnigle (654) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2009
My label says "Autumn Lager" not "Oktoberfest." Rust colored beer. Rich on the tongue with relatively low carbonation. Malty, but not too sweet thanks to the German hops. A bit too heavy though, given that the taste isn’t huge; I feel weighted down. GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Nice auburn color with malty nose. Flavor is rich maltiness. A bit on the heavy side for an O’fest, but a nice beer all the same ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2009
Pours a really nice orange ruby color with a thin white head. Aroma is kind of funky souralt, a little bit of hops, some biscuit. Flavor is grainy metallic and sour funky. Not a great beer. dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2009
clear gold, small white head, a bit of lace. nose of sweet malt and caramel. flavoe has a sweet malty backbone, with caramel and spice notes. medium bodied, sweet malty finish. i prefer hops over malt, so this one leaves me indifferent. single bottle from binny’s o.p.
tmoreau (4583) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Sampled at Famous Liquors Fall /Oktoberfest Tasting in Lombard, IL.. Poured a deep, brownish amber with fairly lasting, off white foam and lace. Not bad for a plastic sampler. The aroma was very toasty malt, and a hint of caramel. The flavor followed with a touch of sweetness and a subtly dry finish. A decent, fall seasonal. thedm (6306) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2009
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to medium sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a transparent uncarbonated golden brown colored body. The almost non-existant aroma was malty. The semi-thick mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of hops and brown malt. Not one that I would likely buy again. beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2009
12 oz bottle-amber color w/no head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavors of burnt malt, grass & hay, & bitter hops. The hop aftertaste does not help this beer @ all, really just kind of muddles it up. Long burnt malt finish...didn’t think too much of this one! BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Well my bottle is the same images, but it says Autmn Lager and no Oktoberfest Lager. I looked through their list and was drawn to a "Yerba Mate" lager....hmm interesting. well back to this brew. Dark copper-amber color. nice head. Had a bit of a chemistry lesson with this one. I felt I would toss it in the freezer for about 30 minutes along with a warm glass to chill....turned down the AC to around 70 degrees because it’s still balls hot outside. Well, pulled out the brew which was liquid and non frozen. As soon as the liquid brew hit the glass, it froze into a slush...imagine my surprise!!! stirred with a spoon and got it all liquid. Malty taste with roasted nuts. Some nutmeg, lots of caramel. Nice carb. Smooth and decent. Bread hints here and there and some tree bark. I was hoping for more of a roasted sweet nut malt type taste. Kinda there, kind of NOT there. Overall it’s ok and leaves a decent aftertaste. Those nose, btw, is a bit generic. That hurt the rating. Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Bruegala 2009 sampling - Pours a nice clear copper-orange color with a modest off-white head which leaves some good lacing. Aroma is has a light nutty, caramel and toasted malt profile with some light grassy hoppiness but overall is light. Flavor is malty with Munich and sweet from the caramel malt. Modest body with a very creamy texture and a modest amount of carbonation. Overall decent but there are better options out there.