alobar (3727) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy amber color with a soapy white head. Aroma of caramel malt, toasted malt, an bread. Caramel flavor with toasted malt, bread, and hint of spice. Very nice!
574deadzone (1415) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lightly hazy burnt orange with a thick beige head that settles slowly, leaving some spots of lace. Nose involves caramel, toasted malt, cellar-ish notes, and some noble spice. Fairly sweet, fairly bitter, in balance. Medium bodied, oily, fairly active, with a lingering toasty bitter and dry finish. Really nice and drinkable, hits the style over the head.
BeerCoff4025 (31) - Iowa, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a standard tulip glass. Pours a dark copper color with a small white head. Small amount of lacing. Malty taste with a little bit of bitterness. Overall not a ton of flavor for an Oktoberfest beer. Not bad, but nothing special.
BeerScout49 (49) - - OCT 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Balanced, malty Marzen style. Not overly strong but nice flavor. Enjoy and would do again.
tnkw01 (1753) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber, orange color. Medium head. Not one of the better Oktoberfest beers. Taste and aroma was malty but there were some off taste and off aromas.
klk343 (162) - - SEP 22, 2014
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells and tastes like a frat house. Disappointing for an Oktoberfest. Golden in color. Bland.
tmongoose (2475) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle shared. Poured a coppery orange with fluffy white head. A nice malty aroma with a hint of spice. The flavor is very smooth and malty. Very easy to drink. One of the better octoberfest beers I have had.
GebrochenGebot (2) - - SEP 14, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drinking from a standard pint glass. 12oz bottle. Bought at local grocery store.
Aroma: Bready. Like a pretzel. Very autumnal. a hint spice. Kind of barnhouse smell.
Appearance: Nice dark copper/orange. Decent head. fizzed out. Not much lacing.
Taste: Malt and Caramel. Crisp and Clean. A hint of spice. Very bready. Sweet like dinner roll.
Palate: Not too light, it still has some substance. average carbonation.
A good beer to usher in the fall. I’ve had Schlafly’s Pumpkin Beer and it is a better beer in my opinion. Some have found that beer to be too sweet. I think Schlafly’s Oktoberfest would be a nice beer for those who found the pumpkin beer to be too much, while still wanting a beer that epitomizes the flavors of fall. Does this make me want to take a plane straight to Germany? No. Does it make for a good beer to watch the Football game with the guys and not have to resort to drinking Budweiser, or worse? Yes.
fidelis83 (2383) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber pour with a copper core and a 2 finger creamy white head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is nice toast and cereal, a hint of caramelized grain, some leafy fruitiness, doughy yeast, a little grass and light spiciness. Flavor is pretty deep caramel up front, some biscuit, a little toffee, light citrus, lots of toast, a helping of spicy hops, dry grass and prairie wildflower floral notes. The more I drink the more the earthy, planty floral notes and to a lesser extent the citrus take over. Medium body, creamy to chewy entry, medium, somewhat sharp carbonation and off dry, slightly chewy finish. Good stuff, pretty hoppy for a Märzen , but it still pulls off a nice balance.
nearbeer (5297) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottled 08/12/2014. Pours clear orange-copper with a lasting disc of foam on top. Nose is pleasant with tart caramel apple, a dollop of molasses, green maize and dried grass. Taste is sourish green apple, toffee, starchy maize, dry grass and a touch of minty booze. Soft, medium body has a decent balance and a medium carbonation that seems to suit the beer. The lingering herby-menthol hops and vegetal notes become a bit too distracting in this otherwise decent festbier.