VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2002
Clear copper. Thin, fizzy light tan head. Slight carbonation. Mild aroma of toasty, nutty malts and light fruit wisps. Crisp yet smooth and rather full. Toasty sweet malts. No noticeable adjunct flavor. Medium airy body. Little hop balance except a faint bite on the tongue prior to the aftertaste. Flavor fades as it sits and warms. Blandness wavers in and out. Finishes richer and not as crisp as it should be. Touch of dry nuttiness as well. Nothing special but OK for a mass(ively) produced version. hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2001
It's decent, with some of the maltiness demanded of the style, but comapred to the other fests I've had recently, pretty boring overall. ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - SEP 22, 2002
Sweet nose of brown sugar and spice, some hint of perfumed hops and flowers. Pours a
clear medium reddish orange copper. Huge, dense, creamy off-white head that is fully
lasting with decent lacing. Flavor is gingery sweet and warm typical of a Marzen. No
acidity. Finish is sweet. Medium lively body is creamy and finishes alcoholic. Not a great
stand alone beer, but what Marzen is? Great with food, I’m thinking brats right now... cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2003
Lots of walnuts and earthy flavor, too much IMO. Acidic in a way that made you either want to drain or pour it. One of the worst O'fest I've had. Uglyradio (790) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2003
Pours a nice clear, dark copper color with small head. It has a good, strong malty aroma that is nutty and slightly fruity. Medium body with moderate carbonation, the flavor is malty up front with a slightly sweet finish that is slightly nutty and a little thin. An average Octoberfest, but pretty good for Pete's.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2002
A decent Oktoberfest...nothing to write home about. ....................... jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Clear, amber/copper. Thin head and lace. Aroma of rich malts and spicy hallertau's. Smooth, nice carb bite, medium bodied, malt is heavenly luscious with hints chocolate, hop presence could be better but a very respectable version. EKGoldings (668) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Thin body, light malt flavors, decent head. Slight metallic taste detracts but this is definitely an easy drinking marzen. Not as good as the best Germans, but pretty good. mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2000
I have never been all that impressed with Pete's Oktoberfest. The overall presentation is a bit lightweight and pedestrian as compared to other imported and domestic beers of this style. Attractive amber/orange color; some toasty malts in the nose and flavor with a mild hop presence. As with other Pete brews, this could use a little more oomph!! ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2002
Nice Octoberfest brew. Brilliant reddish brown hue with a strong Octoberfest color. Flavor is nice and the beer is very drinkable. Nutty and malty with a fine aftertaste.