legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2001
Definitely one of Redhook’s finest. It’s nice to taste those hops in an octoberfest style for a change. None of the overbearing sweetness associated with most marzens. Dogbrick (13012) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2003
On draught at the Winking Lizard Tavern in Columbus, OH. This beer is an orange-red color with a medium light beige head. Aroma is very sweet malt and caramel. More rich that I was expecting, with an almost syrupy texture. The flavor leans to the sweet side as well, with lots of malt and caramel. Luckily there is enough hops in the finish to keep it from going overboard, but I think it would be a lot better with more hops in the flavor to counterbalance the sweet side. dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2004 WHAt the fu... Somehow it appears i rated this a 5 out of 5. Nice foamy head, lots of lacing on the glass, decent malt and hops for redhook. Went well with buffalo wings. JFGrind (2047) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Slightly hoppier than other American Oktoberfest beers. Malty and some spiciness. I enjoyed this fall beer. Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2003
Pours with an amber body topped by a thin off-white head with some lacing. Slighlty sweet malty aroma with a touch of graininess and some hoppiness. Well balanced flavor leaning towards hoppy with a slight bitterness. Light to medium bodied and smooth.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2003
2003 on tap at Ray's in Kent, OH. Starts somewhat sweet, caramel, smooth. Gets hoppy towards the finish. biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Honestly, I can’t seem to put my finger on this style no matter how hard I try. I mean, I can’t tell you what makes a good one and what makes a crappy one. I did like this beer, though, for reasons I cannot quite put into words. The Oktoberfest is officially MY ARCH NEMISIS OF BEER. EACH YEAR, WHEN THE FIRST CHILL OF AUTUMN CAN BE FELT IN THE WARM SUMMER AIR, I WILL SHUDDER AND CRINGE AND VOW THAT THIS YEAR WILL BE THE VERY LAST THAT I WILL BOW DOWN TO THIS MENACE OF A BEER STYLE! October 05... I WILL BE VICTORIOUS! Aurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Starchy. Dry. Good appearance, and refreshing ice cold. Edgy hop presence. Nice bronze coloring. It’s 106° here in Phoenix, and this hit the spot. That said, it’s not a spectacular beer. badgerben (5180) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2004
Amber color with a medium head. Odd aroma of malt and hops, not your usual blend. Fairly dry taste from the hops. They are not as present as the hops in a Pale, but they are enough to say "Hi, how ya doin?" I really don’t want this kind of presence in my Oktoberfest. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2004
Copper Coloring. With Good Off-White Head. It Has a Good Balanced Aroma...but the Taste is More Hops. Sweet. Watery Overall.. If it Had More Malt Presence, it May be a Decent Brew.