crajun (1273) - , Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2012
very niiiiiice; bottle to glass. malty aroma. amber pour with small white head. taste was very easy to drink; mostly malts - some roasted. this was not overly sweet; very easy to drink; I will have again. ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2012
This beer has a very light, airy/bubbly white head, a semi-cloudy, lightly-carbonated orange/amber color. The aroma is of light caramel malts, lightly roasted, sweet, and soft on the nose. As soon as it hits your mouth, you feel sweet roasted malt on the lips and tongue. It’s sweet and tangy in the throat, full, but smooth - and yet light - in the mouth. The flavor is really nice for an Oktoberfest. Very sessionable, as expected for the style, with a little more of that roasted, almost toasted malt/caramel sweetness on the tongue. A really good Oktoberfest! BeerZack (432) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2012 Surprisingly good effort here! Slightly nutty and sweet melanoiden on the nose with crisp, lagery undertones. Not completely clean on the finish, but it does finish somewhat dry. Real Ale is doing it right with some of these limited/seasonal release beers. ShawnC (76) - - SEP 26, 2012
Nose is a deep caramel malt. Thicker mouthfeel with a wonderfully approachable structure and finish. Pretty straightforward on the palate. Malts and a clean hint of bitter on finish. Made for drinking. Not for examining.
---That dog will hunt! jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
Tasted in 2009. Amber with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of caramel, malt sugar and honey. Taste is of malt and caramel.
5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Deeper caramel in color, modeate frothy off-white head, decent lacing.   Malty aroma, slight
cereal and mealiness.   Has a bit of graininess to it too.   Malty tongue, slight sweet, a little mealy but
not bad.   Not grainy on the tongue, thankfully.   Pretty straight forward and clean.   Body and mouthfeel
are moderate to full.   Feels pretty smooth.   Rich maltiness on the backside, even a little sticky.
Kinda finishes rather bland.   Most of the stuff is up front.   Soft maltiness lingers.   While its clean,
it needs a little more umph.   Thanks Bill for the bottle! chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2011
bottle... dark orange, shiny, great color, watery tan head is gone right away... wet dog skunked lager, yuck aroma... graham cracker, caramel, and skunk, not a good oktober at all onceblind (10861) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2011
GABF 2011. Clear deep copper, light white head. Big aroma of toasty biscuit, mild noble hop bitterness, and dank earthy dry malt. Flavor was nice and big and dry. Lots of earthy Munich malt, toast, and biscuit. Lovely! BelgianBeerGal (4244) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2011
12oz bottle in Ft Worth. Across the board, this is a classic fest beer. Clean and refreshing with just a hint of autumn with the caramel. Just a really well done lager. unclemike (3195) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Pours a deep copper color with a slight off white head that collars around the glass. The aroma is biscuity, malty, and slightly buttery with a dash of skunkiness. Slightly sweet malty taste with touches of bread and that classic german lager taste. Slight hops taste in the back end that isn’t too bitter but a nice compliment to the maltiness. Medium mouthfeel. Fairly drinkable.