AKORN (221) - Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2014 I really like this Oktoberfest. Nice clean amber look with a good head. The roasted malt and caramel smell great, like a fresh homebrew. Taste is toasted malt and light hops, balanced, some bitter, and not to heavy like other Oktoberfest beers. Available year around at the brewery and at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Drake (14109) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Served on draft at the Top of the Hops Beer Festival, Charlottesville, VA, 9/11/10. Pours a clear golden amber color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of fruity notes, caramel and toasted malts. The taste is caramel, toasted malts and faint stone fruits. Medium bodied. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
On tap at the St. Benedict Oktoberfest on 09/19/2009. Clear orange amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel and toasty malt aroma. Sweet caramel, toasty malt and noble hop flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation. beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2011
On tap @ 11th Street Taphouse, Virginia Beach Va-Copper pour w/a slight tan head. Malty aroma. Flavors of malt, toffee, caramel, nuts, pretty standard Oktoberfest, Very true to style, smooth & easy to drink. Had it on a cool, rainy late summer night @ the beach & it hit the spot, wound up the season well & made me look forward to the Fall. bytemesis (9344) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Tap. Pours clear light amber with a medium off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is grain and caramel. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter. Medium body and creamy mouthfeel.
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Reviewed from notes. teromous (119) - - OCT 16, 2014
I had this during a work trip in the Virginia area last Autumn.
The appearance was a nice light gentle amber color with a decent transparency about it letting in enough light to see some carbonation rising at a decent pace. The head was about a finger’s worth and gently died to a slight little hill in the center of the beer. Some light lacing stuck around the sides of the glass.
The smell had a good amount of caramel malts along with some pilsner malts invading my nose.
The taste was basically sweet around the caramel and pilsner malts.
On the palate, it sat fairly light and displayed a decent sessionable quality running about it. The carbonation was somewhat smooth and watery.
Overall, for the most part, this was a pretty good brew that I ended up having several of and had it with some pretzels. It made for a nice memorable Autumn afternoon watching football.
Appearance: Golden brown with a short white head that fades before I can put the bottle down. Decent transparency...just a bit hazy. boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Aroma: A hint of caramel and a distinct but faint spicy hop aroma. It smells clean.
Taste: I get that distinctive crisp "lager flavor" with a hint of sweet bread flavor. In the end there is a tea-like earthy presence and similar tea-like bitterness. A bit of toasty flavor at the end as well.
Mouthfeel: It is very light and refreshing. Low in both bitterness and carbonation, and low presence on the palate overall.
Overall: It seems like this would be a good go-to Oktoberfest. It is very easy to drink and would be great for any kind of party or get together where you want to have a few beers and not fall over. I recommend picking it up and trying it out. If you like Oktoberfest style beers you would probably enjoy it. It’s not an over-the-top beer...it’s very mellow and laid back because it’s an Oktoberfest beer.
Pours a very clear amber with small tight carbonation bubbles and a nice off-white head that stays around and laces as the beer disappears. Smells malty with some caramel and some breadiness, along with a hint of spicey hops. Medium body, good carbonation, and a somewhat bitter finish and dry. Tastes nicely malty, sweet malts and some bread with hints of spicey hops. Dry in the finish TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle. Amber pour with a short, foamy tan head. Aroma is spicy hops atop chewy malt, honeyed biscuit and rich caramel. Taste is big caramel, spicy hops, chewy malt notes, light grassy hops, buttered biscuit and light honey. Body is medium with a soft, creamy carbonation. Finishes with more big caramel notes, soft earthy notes, chewy malt, grassy and spicy hops and biscuit. DocLock (11110) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Draft at Fest Haus at Busch Gardesn Williamsburg. Poured translucent copper with minimal off-white head that disspiated quickly. Nose was earthy caramel malt, mild nutmeg, toffee, and hops. Tasted smooth, malty, earthy, with notes of brown sugar, hops, and offee, but not sweet. Rich and very enjoyable on a 90 degree day in Williamsburg.