arkurzynski (2446) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Extremely pale amber with soft white head. Aroma is noble-like hops and malty caramel. Taste is a touch too caramel for me with a bit of grain character. Above average hop bitterness coming through on the end. Not altogether too bad for a Oktoberfest, could use a slightly more robust palate, possibly from the use of more kilned malts. Cybercat (5887) - Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Pours a pretty clear amber with a cream-white head that is fluffy but disappears fairly quickly. Aroma is malty with an apple cider overtone and just a touch of sweetness. Flavor is mainly fruity with a malty undertone and a hint of hoppy bitterness as well as just a whisper of honey sweetness. Texture is smooth and subtly fizzy, leaving behind a soft tingle. rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1 pint, 6oz bottle into a mug. The bottle has nice list of ingredients use including the malts and hops. The IBUs are listed at 29 but there is no ABV% or freshness date.
Appearance: It has a deep slightly orange golden color with lots of carbonation and a good two and a half finger tall head. The head is creamy white and quickly settles to just a thin covering. This thin cap still makes lots of sticky lacing on the glass.
Smell: The aroma has a firm bready and nutty character with a spicy/floral noble hop presence.
Taste/Palate: There is a good bit of deep bready and lightly roasted grain flavor with some good nutty notes and an excellent balance of spicy noble hopes. It finishes with mild hop bitterness and a clean biscuity dryness. The palate is spot on with a firm extremely drinkable medium body and lively carbonation.
Notes: To me this is an outstanding example of the style that really captures that German Lager essence. Maybe it’s the malt, maybe it’s the hops or maybe that Free Range Coastal Water they use but it works. Prost!!!
wlajwl (6879) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Another rather unique brew from Rogue. Not really a traditional Octoberfest, an ale fruitiness seeps in, still pretty good and close to the original style. 400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Really a true Fest Beir taste. Just bought a case today and tried it this evening. It’s exactly as is described. Golden Off white head, Malt arome a little dry at the end. Great german style Fest beer.
Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a golden body with a couple centimeters white head. The aroma is fruity, almost grape-like. Flavors continue with this theme. Not much going on. Thin body and lively carbonation. Really easy to drink. Decent. Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Seems to be pretty light for a Marzen/Oktoberfest brew. It does have a clean, crisp flavor with a dry finish. A decent lager, but nothing fantastic. jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2010
very tasty for a lager, medium bodied, pretty dark golden color, a nice lager sent to me by bro. jsmerig (1622) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Malty Aroma reminiscent of hay or straw. This beer pours a clear golden yellow color with a one inch foamy off-white head. The taste of pilsner malt come through with a zesty sweetness followed by a dry, but not overly hopped finish. Easy drinking german style lager. thorongil2 (3166) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2010
(bottle) cloudy orange with small white head; aroma is floral and flowery with bit of honey; light and clean flavour - tasty interpretation of style that I generally don’t like