thepatrickman (1307) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Considering that they make this every year, I’m a little surprised to be the first reviewer of this beer in 5 years. Straightforward representation of the style -- it’s dry and crisp, strongly malty, and with just a bit of hop bitterness at the end. Really traditional, really good. thornecb (5876) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Pours clear amber into a pint glass. White head recedes to form bubbles on the rim. Stale toast aromas. Soft with sweet toffee and candy corn upfront turning to mildly bitter roasted marshmallows in the lasting finish. LiteWait (266) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Strawberry Banke CBT, Portsmouth, NH. 8 oz taster glass. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste is malt and hops. No bitterness. It was one of the better Oktoberfest I’ve had. AirForceHops (7129) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Strawberry Banke CBT, Portsmouth, NH. 8 oz taster glass. Aroma of hops and caramel maltiness. Flavor is very nicely balanced malt and hops. Mild hop in the backend with little or no bitterness. This is a traditional example of a fest lager. Well made. PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Tap at brewpub: Headless orange, clarity. Mildly sweet and clean Munich malt aroma. Clean light flavor with a hint of caramel. Not hoppy enough.
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Bottle from stowehop. Dan you are the man. Pours a red/brown color. Fruity and malty aroma. I almost get a hint of pumpkin bread. Flavor is very malty and sweet with a small dose of hops on the end to offer some balance. PhatB420 (840) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 30, 2009
couldnt have asked for a better fest beer to endulge on during a perfect autumn day. this brew has it all from the bold maltyness to the subtle hop presence. quite enjoyable. VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Draft at the brewpub - Poured a nice reddish amber in color with a very small off-white head and almost no carbonation. Aroma is malty with some small hops. Flavor is robust maltiness with plenty of roasted malts and just a hint of sweetness. The flavor of the hops is present, but not much of their bitterness. Very nice... BelgianBeerGal (4039) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Draught sampler at the brewery. Great festbier. Slightly hazy, copper appearance. Very blanaced aroma and flavour that had an interesting sour note in the finish. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Amber in color,brilliantly clear with a small white head. Aroma is of bready malt,warm toast and mild spicy hops. Flavor is traditional,clean,crisp nice malt and hop balance with a dry finish.