harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2004
This is a really good example of this style from Rogue. Tastes of sweet honey and nutty caramel malts. Just a bit of a hoppy bite in the finish. 5000 (6862) - 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. Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2004
great octoberfest beer, nice and sweet malty start, nutty malty aroma with good balance of hops, great tasty body, hope to get a bottle of this brew for the old beer wall in the near future. omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 16, 2005
This is by far my favorite of the Rogue brews. Not overly hopped (which occasionally happens), it’s a great, balanced, good happy yummy beer. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2007 This brew was a great treat. I was kinda pissed that they didn’t release it in bottles, well at least not on the 15th, but it was a damn good brew. Very malty, nutty aroma. Taste starts very sweet and malty with a good toasted quality to it and finishes with a great hop balance to even it out.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2004
Amber color. Aroma is mostly malt. Flavor is malty sweet, caramel. Light hops. It seems to have more alc. than most oktoberfests and not the usual crisp finish. Tasty non the less. smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Draft - at Gravity Head. Malty aroma, as expected. Rich brown color, tightly bubbled creamy head of beige bubbles. Soft on the palate. Sweetens fairly dramatically as it warms. A good one. pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Draft at Emerald Coast Beerfest. Poured a dark amber color with a good off-white head. slightly sweet but, not overly so. Nice malty flavor. Smooth and easy to drink. I like Maerzen beers and this is a pretty tasty one. Cybercat (5737) - 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. 3fourths (9331) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2005
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.