jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2008
aroma is doughy with some raw malt character. light amber in color and pours with 2 fingers of foam. nice lacing. flavor is a great balance with lots of doughy malt and some spicy and fruity notes from the noble hops. medium bodied. a pleasure to drink at this time of the year. SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
Thanks to mikereaser for this one in a trade!
A-Body is a very foggy amber golden color. Pours with a 1/2 finger white head that fades to a thick collar but has great retention from there. Traces of lacing are left all the way down the glass.
S-Earthy and a bit nutty with a good amount of malt.
T- German malt and hops come through first with a bit of nuttiness and caramel in the background. The finish has some hoppy flavor but nothing over the top. Some nuttiness lingers on the palate.
P-Medium to high carbonation and a smooth, light, drinkable body.
O-A bit of a different spin on an O-fest but still nice to try. Hoppier than most I have come across and a bit lighter in color. Still enjoyable nonetheless and something I would like to see Troegs offer as a seasonal. I split this 12 oz bottle with my mom (she loves O-fests) and she really enjoyed it as well.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-24-2008 22:42:33 egajdzis (6830) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Poured a faintly hazy amber color with a medium sized, tight and creamy, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, toast, nuts, and a light floral hoppiness. Taste of toasty dough, a bit of sweeter caramel, grass, some diactyl (but appropriate) and a dry, yeasty finish. Nice and crisp, not overly sticky like some oktoberfests can be. JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Golden color with a medium head. Aroma is quite malty and sweet with some light honey, bread, and mild citrus notes. Flavor is quite bready and sweet - lots of honey and some light hops. Solid finish. A very nice Oktoberfest brew! Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Bottle poured into a pint glass produced a finger worth of tan head that trailed off to nothing. All this was on top of a clear copper colored body brew.
Aromas of bread, malts and a light hop’s filled my nose. The flavor that was the most pronounced was the sweet malt not to much bitter .Not to the place where I would call it sticky sweet but sweeter than most Octoberfest’s. I also picked up some nuttiness in it as well. Typical larger mouthfeel smooth easy drinking a great representation of the style and another fine brew from Tröegs.
1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Thanks Jason for sharing. The beer pours to a nice lightly hazy orange copper body with a thin white head. The aroma is autumn leaves and maple buns. The flavor is sweet maple buns and nougat with a light typical o-fest malt. The palate is medium bodied and mouth watering. I thought this was a pretty solid o-fest. afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Acquired in a trade with machfive55. Thanks Rich. 12oz bottle served in a shaker glass. Light amber body topped by a small amount of foam. Smells of spicy noble hops and a bit of dough. Taste is very bread-like, some character from the hops comes through a bit as well. Clean finish and a smooth mouthfeel round out the experience. A very refreshing fest beer. TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Pours a mostly translucent golden amber with a medium creamy/bubbly off white head. Aroma of soft pretzels, cereal grains, bready notes and light citrus. Flavor of doughy/bready malt, pretzels, cereal notes, some nuts and citrus. kkearn (1221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours orange-golden, capped with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, crisp hops, herbs, and vegetal character. Flavor is malt, grass, mild hops, honey, bread and vegetables. Decent O-fest. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells toasty and nutty with some earthy hints. Tastes earthy and caramelly with some spicy hints on the finish. Breaddy mouthfeel.