tfratzke (97) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a copper orange. White creamy head that dissipates rather quick. Good lacing. Smell of citrusy hops, some malt. Taste is malty with quite a bit of bitterness. For me, the bitterness overpowers everything else. Good carbonation. Not my favorite Oktoberfest.
basaywhat (248) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2017
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear copper color with a medium-to-small sized white head. Aroma is biscuit malts, crisp, clean notes, caramel malty sweetness. Taste is sweet and malty.
PanMarek (401) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2017
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear, dark golden pour with light beige foam that lasted moderately. Caramel malts in the nose and a touch of floral hops. Light body, active fizz. Sweet finish. Malts dominate the taste.
Jow (3821) - New York, USA - OCT 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Rattle clean copper pour. Nose and taste are the same light malts, hintbof dries leaves, cellar floor, and caramel. Crisp and pretty good
nasmith003 (252) - Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2016
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light malt and mineral aroma. Golden copper color, light head. Light malt flavor with a mild hop presence. Hop aftertaste lingers. Medium body and light to medium carbonation.
Maverick34 (3166) - New York, USA - SEP 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours orange amber from bottle. . Bready malts predominantly. Some light happiness.
Foxbush (1961) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the Taproom on Locust Street. The Octoberfest poured a clear Amber color with off white head and lacing. The beer aroma was of caramel malts. The balanced beer had a medium bodyw with average carbonation. The finish was smooth with some sweetness.
RobertDale (6214) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper with a decent off-white head. Mild aroma of malt, caramel, and yeast. Taste is malt, caramel, yeast, and some fruit. Decent.
Shag (2941) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An amber color with a white head. The aroma smells like Fall no seriously. A lot of caramel, orange, and earthy aromas. The flavor is crisp and slightly malty with a good balance of flavors. Some caramel mixed in with citrus going on here. Some bready notes. Well freaking done on this one!
Frank (4148) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I rated this blind and was surprised to find it was Schlafly since it was not terrible. It’s slightly lighter than a typical American Oktoberfest w/ a white hed. It’s got a floral hop nose w/ nice nutty/toasty malt charter w/o being sweet. This is a clean and well brewed beer. I’m into it.
coachd (745) - Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is a little more spicy than other Oktoberfests with a good deal of malt, but the smell should have been stronger - it’s a little weak. Very pretty color and virtually no head to get in the way. Sweet taste, starts out caramel like a traditional Oktoberfest but it has a bad aftertaste. Weird sour corn flavor after the sip. I found myself having to take another drink just to get the aftertaste out of my mouth. Palate is also weak - watery, not thick enough to justify its lack of carbonation. Not a fan. I know it is sacrilege for a St. Louis guy to criticize a Schlafly beer, but I think they could do better than this. Many superior Oktoberfest beers out there.