AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2011
This brew is a right nice rendition of a marzen/oktoberfest beer! Not much hops detected and not overly sweet. Tastes good and is very refreshing. It was hard to fight not chugging this one down cause it is so tasty and so smooth! Fall is in full swing so its time to start enjoying the fall season brews! HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2011
12 oz. bottle from a friend from Texas. This beer pours a deep amber color with a thin white head. Aroma of apple, rich grainy malt, cereal, with touches of toffee. Flavor is very malt forwardhas a lot of toffee, nuts, cereal grains. A touch of hay. Medium to full bodied, nice carbonation. This is an impressive Oktoberfest. Dixonian (1657) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Clear copper pour with some white head. Aromas of grains, caramel malt, and some sugary sweetness. Flavor matches with some brown sugar and malty sweetness. gringo332 (645) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Bright amber, minimal head. Aroma is dead on, toast, caramel, very faint roast, noble hop background, earthy, well balanced. Malt comes through a bit more in flavor, hop character balances through finish. Medium carbonation. Well done. drowland (9074) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2011
9/19/11. 12oz bottle via Cavie! Slightly hazy amber pour, almost red, with a small khaki head that fades but keeps a ring. Grainy caramel aroma with a big malty flavor that tastes of grain, chocolate, and caramel. Nice!
TizzleJizzle (792) - Garland, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle. Aroma of caramel, nuts, and all kinds of malts. Poured an ever so slightly unfiltered auburn/brown color. Tasted like a damn good oktoberfest with the usual malty suspects. Smooth finish. Relaxing beer to drink and on a cool autumn day. Happy oktoberfest! Tabednar (139) - - SEP 1, 2011
9.1.2011 - Houston, TX
Always like Real Ale when they venture out from their staples. It is what an Oktoberfest should be -- with a Texas twist. PlinyTheMiddle (12) - Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2011
On tap at the Draught House.
A friend bought this for me and didn’t tell me what it was. It smelled very sweet - like strawberries and apricots. This came through in the taste, but it is nicely balanced by some subtle, earthy hops.
It’s pretty thick bodied and flavorful for a lager. I’m betting it’s an ale. Not that I don’t like ales - I just never would have figured it for an Oktoberfest. Still, I ordered another one. johnnnniee (4408) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Received in trade from depechemode1983 and Exiled, thanks for the opportunity guys.
Pours a shade lighter than red with a thinnish white head that dissipates almost immediately. Smells mostly of grainy bready malt with hints of honey. Very faint earthy hop aroma barely peeks through the sweetness. Taste leans heavily towards the sweet bready malts, with a very light smattering of dark dried fruits as she warms a bit. Sweet almost sticky mouthfeel is barely kept in check by the crisp carbonation. This is a decent enough brew although a bit sweet for my liking.
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2011
12 oz bottle - Pours a copper color with virtually no head. Looks very flat. Tastes better, though. Scents of fruit. Cherry? I like it better the more of it I have. Makes me want to sample more German style beers. Nice one.