Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
Clear medium amber, small white cover. Strikingly grainy nose, remotely bready and toasty as well, but the graininess does not have the usual freshness I associate with vienna malts and thus contrasts more than complement the rather hoppy nature, mostly focusing on bitterness than finishing aromas. Unusual.. wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2006 Draft in Princeton. Nice amber appearance with a thick tan head. Retention was short. Aroma had a good maltiness. Citrus, courant, caramel were the main flavors. Fine, but a little watery and bitter at times.
Re-rate- Better this year. The Munich and Vienna malts worked well together. Caramel and dark fruits were there as well. Malty as an Oktoberfest
should be. 7/3/7/3/16 (10/7/06) pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Draft at Sippin by the River ’05. These guys make a lot of good an interesting beers. The octoberfest is true to the style: big malt, clean fermentation, fresh. dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Draft at the Leigh Valley Brewfest in Easton, Pa. From the New Hope, Pa location. Hey it’s an Octoberfest Wohoo. What ever. Boring beer. Tasted and looked like just about any othe OFest beer. SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Lots of good Munich malt character, a little on the sweet side, could use a little aging, and maybe be fermented out a little more
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2004
On tap at LV Brewfest. Orange in color with a off white head. Malty aroma. Refreshing. Drinkable. Not much to it. Not bad. Nothing special. hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2004
On tap at the Lehigh Valley Brew Fest ’04. Poured a medium orange color with a small off white head. Aroma and tastes of malts, toffee, and bread. Maybe I’m just bored of Oktobefests now, but this seems like every other one I’ve had lately (not bad, but nothing too special). willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2004
10.16.04 Tap @ Princeton. The standard glowing copper pour looks exceptional as a beam of sunlight streaks from the ceiling, illuminating the pull. Hardly any head. Bread crust nose with a lagerly spine. This beer was served quite cold and I found that refreshing, given the style. Nice spice to the hop character come in a bit earlier than usual, almost puckering the tongue in shock like a salty chip. Not a bad effort from this, my favorite bp. Surprisingly, this doesn’t have the usual Triumph signature flavor so recognizable in most of their beers. tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2004
For an Oktoberfest, it was ok. Not as sweet as I was expecting. The carbonation was a little harsh. Could have been better. AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Vienna Brown/Octoberfest is one of my favorite styles of beer. I hate to say it, but even Sam Adams does it a little better than Triumph. Triumph has been somewhat vanquished and smited (Though not by Anheuser World Select) by the likes of Sam Adams (somewhat unrespectable) and Paulaner (If they could beat Paulaner, they would be GODS!!!).
Don’t get me wrong (as you morons usually do). This is a great beer. Just not super-great. It’s not Ubermensch, my little Berliner.