MilkmanDan (1942) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Dppe copper. Nose malty and sweet, a bit peaty. Malts are biscuity and sweet, then a surprising load of hops, rather citric. Palate is sticky. Rather enjoyed it, but certainly didn’t taste like an Oktoberfest to me. brlywne_freak (7) - Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2010 does not count
Outstanding beer that is an all around good marzen style beer. It wasn’t quite as malty or sweet enough for me but had a clean clear appearance and smooth palate. Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Originally reviewed: 10/21/09. Poured into my conical pint glass. Pours a light orange with a very thin whispy white head on top. No retention, and no lace. Smells of breads, roasted malts, and a sweet candy finish.
The feel is crisp and moderately carbonated. Decent body. It has some weak points, but the flavor is right where it needs to be. Nice filling bready taste, some mild hop bitterness in the middle, but it finishes with a touch of caramel and sweet malty goodness. There’s a slight sour note on the back end, but it’s not offensive in any way. I didn’t have the highest expectations for this, but this was better than I thought. A nice go-to for the fall. SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pours clear amber with a small white, fizzy head. Smells of caramel, toffee, and biscuit. Taste is malty sweet, like caramel, with a touch of lager bitterness. Medium-bodied with a wet texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Starr Hill Festie finishes with a touch of bitterness. jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Clear amber with a frothy light tan head. Malty nutty, lightly sweet aroma. Citurs hops and biscuity malt flavors. Very non-traditional, and rather bitter. I wonder if this is actually an ale. Medium body with a very nice finish. Not at all to style but an enjoyable brew.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2004
(CapCityOktoberfest04) Clear amber body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, grassy, some peach. Taste is medium sweet, grassy, some caramel, light pepper. Medium body, fairly dry finish. Nice beer, though not really on style. Cletus (6351) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2008
Bottle courtesy of dkachur. Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells of caramel and dough. Tastes of citrus, caramel, light spice, earthy. Enjoyable. Darkmagus82 (2303) - - AUG 5, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-8-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours an orange-amber color with a two finger white head. The head has huge carbonation bubbles entrapped within, which pop over a short amount of time to leave some rather nice lacing.
Smell – The aroma is strongest of a roasted malt and caramel sweet smell. Mixed with this are lighter notes of a bready and light fruit aroma.
Taste – The taste begins of lightly roasted malt and some light fruit sweetness. The fruit flavors are a mix of citrus and some pear and peach. As it advances further some hop flavors of a citrus and earthy nature come to the tongue. The fruits other then the citrus fade more toward the end. While the other fruit flavors fade, the citrus flavors intensify and, when mixed with the hop flavors that came more toward the middle of the taste, a lightly hoped citrus and earthy malt flavor finish out the taste.
Mouthfeel – Quite light bodied with a average level of carbonation. Very easy drinking and god for the style and flavor profile.
Overall – A very easy to drink beer. While not super flavorful and rather light, it is a great choice for a nice session brew.
ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Red to dark amber color, Fluffy white head and drippy lace. Caramel and citrus with a nice dose of hops.