auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2013 Rated Blind. October 2013. 12oz Bottle. Minimal aroma, in the amber malt range. Flavors are interesting, starting out a little banana and acerbic, which is peculiar. The maltiness is heavy on pears and fruitiness and not so much on bread, toasted sugars, and well developed base malt flavors. A bit seltzery mid-palate. Finishes with some light hop juiciness, but it isn’t quite enough to save what turns out to be an all over the map and slightly off-style Oktoberfest. 6/3/6/2/11
9/17/2005. BLBF. Light dirty malt aroma. Rich amber orange pour. Nutty and somewhat flavorful, but lacking any character or distinguished, just an even malt. Finish has a hint of oak and a touch of dryness from hops.
Re-rate 10/12/2007. On tap. Dirty. Lacking Munich or depth. Gummy hop finish.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Decent off white-head on medium amberish orange body. Bubbly. Some lacing. Not much going on with aroma, maybe some honey, some malty sweetness. Smooth, very drinkable. A little sweet tasting, hops in background. No real distinguishing flavor. Good, not challenging.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear medium orange/amber with a light quickly-receding white head. Aroma was quite sweet with abundant caramel malt. Flavor was lightly spiced with caramel and some floral hops. Somewhat watery on the palate, but smooth. Decent Oktoberfest, but not as exciting as many other offerings of the style.
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth, drinkable, even when warm. I got a sweet fruity and malty taste. Very watery, expecially toward the end.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice looking beer, Amber body with a nice white head. Crisp, sweet aroma with some hop presence. Toasted malt flavor dominates, with a hop kick and some residual sweetness in the end. Very drinkable, but pretty unimpressed with this one and I would choose other octoberfest beers before this one.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a nice amber with a nice thick white head and lacing hence the 4 rating for appearance.
Aroma is bland malt.
Flavor is a bit watery malty and abit to sweet...blah not impressed.
twindadplus2 (699) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep orange color with a decent white head. Aroma is lots of sweet toffee malt and a bit of candied fruits. Flavor is very malty sweet with a dry, fruity finish. Body is a bit thin and the carbonation is a bit more than I expected but still a decent octoberfest.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear dark orange, copper color with a good amount of foamy white head. Aroma is typical octoberfest: malty, sweet toffee, and sugared oranges and apricots. Flavor is on the watery side, kinda metallic, sweet toffee, and slighltly dry. I drank this side by side with a penn brewery octoberfest and penn was far superior. Overall, opt for something else.
alobar (3708) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very thin white head. Deep, golen amber color. An attractive beer. Taste is very malty with hints of toffee and caramel. A little weak on flavor. Had this on tap. I was a little disappointed.This beer didn’t meet my expectations.
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clear Flat caramel hue, with a small white head. Flowery ,sweet and malty smell. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture with soft carbonation and a smooth finish. Slightly sweet with a short bitter finish. Very good.