Ratman197 (14360) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting off white head., Aromas of carmel, bread and toasted malt. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel and bread with a smooth lingering carmel finish.
Tmoney99 (14189) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
Drake (13301) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach. Pours a clear amber color with a thin off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of grainy toasted malts. The taste is toasted malts, apple, faint hop finish. Thin and slightly watery.
crossovert (12253) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz twist off brown bottle.
The appearance for this one is a dead ringer for a Shiner Oktoberfest, It is orange/amber in color, perhaps a bit lighter with a crappy fizzy white head that dissipates in about 10 seconds.
The smell on this oen is decent for an oktoberfest, there is a soapy scent hat is kind of off putting, but overall it is a clean smelling version of the style. It doesn’t bring a ton of maerzen character but enough.
This one is also unnofensive int he flavor, though im picking up some diacetyl. It is nutty, caramally, with a sourdough character. It isn’t too sweet like a lot of midrange oktoberfests. There is a light hop bitterness, nothing offensive, but nothing flattering.
The mouthfeel seems a bit weak, but it is nice and drinkable.
A middle of the road oktoberfest form a brewery known for brewing some crap.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-06-2010 02:08:13
DocLock (10441) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, Pours copper with tan head. Nose is caramel malt, heavy malt, with some hops, tastes very malty, somewhat light on palate heft.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drank from 12oz can. Very low on carbonation, kind of a cheap skunky texture. Aroma is bread, hint of pickle. Some spice. Savory light sweet taste. Got substantially better once I started eating the Subway BMT I was grilling. Palate isn’t even an issue anymore. Definitely only drink this is you are consuming some sort of food. Drinkable.
douglas88 (8914) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from chicken chucks. Pours a clear copper color with a large white head. A light sweet malty nose with some dust. The flavor is big sweet malts, toffee, caramel, light fruit. Very good.
blipp (8879) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin off white head. Lightly sweet malty aroma with some toasty bready notes. The flavor is clean and malty with some light sweet and toasty notes. Decent.
drowland (8466) - Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rather light and a bit hoppy for the style. Disappointing... but it’s point, so what’s new?
blankboy (7577) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Several draught pints. pours a deep orange-amber with a small diminishing fizzy off-white head. Aroma is quite vegetal along with caramel malt, light hops, some light sugary sweetness and some toffee. Flavour of caramel malt, light hops, light vegetal notes, apples and a light bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. As far as Oktoberfest beers go its pretty good.