Oakes (19363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2008
Pretty sure this was it, though without any recent ratings I’m a little skeptical. On tap at Funky Buddha. Light amber colour. Toasty-crackerlike fresh malt nose. Somewhat sweet on the palate, and becomes moreso as the glass goes. It moves towards being less toasty and more caramelly, and doesn’t really finish well at all. Needs some dryness, even if just from toasty malts. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2005
(Draft, Rich O’s) Pours an amber-brown body with a medium-sized creamy white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, mild hops, and some flaorls. Flavor of malts, caramel, and cinnamon. hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Port 82!!! On tap at Capone’s as J.L.S. Octoberfest. Poured a medium and clear golden/amber color wtih a small sized off white head. Aromas of toasted bread, earthy, and some caramel. Tastes of toast, earthy, light citrus, caramel, and bread. Lacing left on the glass. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 10/15/20043fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Source: Summits - Cumming
amber with a chill haze, whispy head, sweet peat aroma, velvet smooth body, sweet malt flavor, upon warming some great warm bread malt character comes out, only a hint of bitter in the finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Rogue Pub Eugene. Clear dark orange color with a very small head. Light carbonation, but that may have been the fault of the pub. Spicy flavor, nutty, mellow sweet honey and brown sugar, with a festive leaf and apple flavor. Nose is sweet with a festive fall spice flavor, like fall leaves and nutmeg.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2008
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Part of the Johns Locker Series. Pours a light & clean orange gold. Slight toasty bready aroma but not really much here. Taste has some caramel nuttiness to it. Lacking the smoothness that a heavier malt character would provide. Rather abrupt alcohol/ bitter bite. Disappointing 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2004
Draught (Rogue Alehouse Issaquah) pours amber, biased towards the orange side, fairly clear, small frothy off-white head, light carbonation, with light lacing. Malty & nutty aroma... quite different from most Rogue brews. Slightly sweet and quite malty on the tongue. Great body and mouthfeel. This is perhaps the best Oktoberfest that I have had this year. Finishes smooth with lingering sweet malts. I would have better notes but seeing as this one isn’t bottled I got rather upset. Highly recommended. Suttree (6537) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2008
At Barley’s, Knoxville. Orange, thin but sturdy white head. Aroma is a little bit fruity and a lot grainy. Flavor is bready and toasty, with a bit more alcohol heat than I expected. Finish is harsh bitterness. Kinda ventures into malt liquor territory, actually. Cybercat (6334) - Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2008
Comes out of the tap a beautiful clear honey-golden with a decent and attractive head. Aroma is crisp and fairly strong and richly malty with just a hint of fruit. Flavor is satisfying and malty and has a subtle fruity undertone. Texture is smooth and tingly. Not Rogue’s best, but worthy of them. nearbeer (5662) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2008
JLS Draft at Barley’s Knoxville location. Clear orange-gold with a small head. Sour apple, yeast and rough grain aroma. Flavor is the same with some light dry grass and lemon tartness. Light body is watery and finishes harshly, but only slightly dryish. Not my favorite style, but this is the worst Oktoberfest beer I can recall: couldn’t finish this one. Where’s the malt?