schweiger7 (5) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark copper color with a white foamy head. A full flavor of sweet fruity esters. The body is full and well-rounded, with a nice mellow finish. My favorite Octoberfest ... one of best things about fall in the Twin Cities.
StoutBeerReviews (112) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Much lighter color than typical Octoberfest, little too much carb for my liking, reminds me of some cheaper macro lagers. Probably has lots of flavor, but its unfortunately masked by a distinct alcohol taste. Could have done a better job of working around the 7.1 abv. Don’t get me wrong, this really isn’t bad, but style wise, it is definitely beaten out by staghorn or Sam Adams
beer_rookie (506) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a orange-bronze color. Some light sediment. Pretty good carbonation, but hard to observe because of the sediment. About two fingers khaki head. Long lasting. Very good retention, good lacing. Very nice.
Aroma is malty. Caramel, toffee. Bread crust. Light maple syrup. Either metallic or alcohol aroma.
Taste is sweet and caramel. Lots of malt. I taste some hops, and it’s weird because it’s right on the borderline of noticeable bitterness. It’s hard to describe. But there’s an underlying dankness in there too.
Mouthfeel is medium body. It’s a little metallic. I don’t necessarily taste the alcohol, but I can feel it in my mouth, it has that burn. There’s a bite right at the end, it’s a little difficult to swallow.
Overall, it’s not bad. It’s a high ABV for the style, and I don’t like them that high. A little too much metallic taste. But otherwise, it’s solid. I probably would recommend it. But there are so many of these out there, there are plenty of better options, so I don’t see myself buying it again.
ozzy70 (1005) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 12, 2016
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample from bottle at Great Nebraska Beer Fest. Pours dark amber, white head. Aroma was sweet malts, caramel. Taste was medium sweet, caramel malts, nutty.
MetalNHopHead (1736) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Summit does a consistently respectable job with capturing German authenticity. Their Oktoberfest is no different. Copper color. Malty aromas redolent of dark bread. Caramel and toast notes. Minimal hop character. Rich and smooth. Finish is quick and clean. Pretty tasty.
HuskerTan (2042) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 28, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Caramel, malty, bread.
A- Copper color, clear liquid, off white head.
T- Malty, bready, slightly nutty.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, nutty finish.
O- Decent oktoberfest. Wasn’t a big fan but really liked the nutty finish.
DeveloperGirl (17) - - AUG 23, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is a quality Oktoberfest with rich flavors and aroma. Quality for a good price.
mfhennig (285) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice cloudy orange, small white head, no lacing. Aroma is fresh bread. Flavor is bread and Carmel. Decent beer.
ryanfolty (2511) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 4, 2015 - bottle at a company event. Best option available and surprised I had not yet rated. Nice flavor and easy to drink.
phaleslu (9845) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from a friend’s house. Pours a mostly clear orange with a small off-white head and some visible carbonation bubbles. Notes of caramel and toasted malts, spiced cracker, faint fruit, sugars, straw, and grass. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a crisp, malty mouthfeel. Well-executed Oktoberfest.
csaso (2203) - Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap - fair size foamy head, nice medium copper color, sweet malty aroma and flavor, mild nut notes, not bad overall
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