Block (3182) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2017 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.
Tasted at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Good flavors, close to style, as expected without too many surprises. Slick75 (19) - - OCT 19, 2017
Very boring Oktoberfest. It looks like a red lager. The aroma smells sweet, but the flavor is not caramel. It's not offensive but doesn't trigger the "fall sense."
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Aggiebob (1323) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 25, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2017 Draft. It poured a gold color with a white head and lacing. The aroma was agrainy malt with some caramel flavoring. The taste was slight bitter with a little after taste on the finish. ghostbeer (250) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Golden with a thin head. Big malt nose, no noticeable hop character to speak of. Really quite nice and not bad at all. StoutBeerReviews (257) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2016
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 (683) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 28, 2016
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. ozzy70 (1283) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 12, 2016
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.
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 (2223) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 29, 2016
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 (2403) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle/Fest. DeveloperGirl (17) - - AUG 23, 2016
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.
This beer is a quality Oktoberfest with rich flavors and aroma. Quality for a good price.