Linnet (1807) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very large off white head, golden colour. malty aroma with hints of fruit and toffee aroam is sweet. flavour is a bit metallic, a bit citrussy. I have given three octoberfest beers a grade of 3,2 but this together with left hands version are the better ones. A nice octoberfest beer a new style to me, which did not become a favourite.
Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich amber color with small light head. Fruity aroma. Sweet malty taste with hints of roasted nuts, citrus and a slightly dry, acid finish. More of an Ale feeling.
Ljunkan (530) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2009 Nice golden color with a quite small white head (maybe I chosed the wrong glass...).
Aroma is a bit hoppy with citrus, slightly of malt.
Taste is hoppy with notes of citrus, some fruityness and slightly of sweet malt.
The mouthfeel is nice; filling and "round character".
Drinkability is quite high due to a quite low ABV. A good "Monday beer".
Joakgust (1439) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 50cl - Amber golden colored beer with a disappearing white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of bread and hops. Flavor is rather sweet with hints of grain and bread. Slightly dry finish to it. A good Oktoberfest.
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloud golden with medium white head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel notes. Sweet flavour with cramel, malt and grassy hops. Ends bitter.
gnoff (10152) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(50 cl bottle from Systembolaget, courtesy of deft)
On September 3, 2008
2008 edition (with the new label)
Clear golden to pale copper color, white head. Fresh sweet caramelly malty and floral grassy hoppy scent. Sweet malty and bitter taste, some roasted notes. Moussy mouthfeel. Sweet and floral aftertaste. Low to medium low bitterness.
cgarvieuk (23950) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home ... Slightl;y hazy orange ... fruity banana nose ... big short lived foam head ... Way over fizzy ... solid fruity even some whesatyness with a brigth hop character. Gets wearing though.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hint of smoke on the aroma with somewhat citrusy and sweetish hops. Less smokiness in the flavour but rounded malts.
fiulijn (20321) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007
Beautiful golden color. Very nice hop and malt aroma, sweet and fruity. Good body structure, malt flavor, sweet; the hop brings in some quality through its oils. Well balanced and quite powerful. Good.
FatPhil (15827) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Oktoberfest 2004)
Odd - malty and hoppy, but not like a German Oktoberfestbier, this is more like an English bitter. Tasty, even if unexpected.