jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper with light, beige, head / Sweet nose of spun sugar and malt / Medium body, malty and sweet, cloying, very low carbonation and hopping / Flavors of spun sugar and cooked fruit / Not true to the style, and ignoring that, not a very good beer.
zgaier (1917) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark orange with a small off white head and aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is sweet , of toasty malt, caramel, bread, and grains with a long finish and alcohol warming.
bluejacket74 (1882) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours a hazy dark orange/amber with about a 1/4 inch off-white head that went away quickly. There’s pretty much no lacing at all left on the glass. Aroma is caramel and bready malt, nuts, oak and a bit of tart apples. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma. It’s a mostly malty brew, with the caramel and bready malt flavors being the strongest, and with some oak, tart apple, nutty and earthy flavors noticable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit syrupy with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it’s smooth and enjoyable. I think it’s a decent enough brew, but it’s not something I would buy very often.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.5 A: Clear light orange color. Two fingers of frothy/creamy beige head. Retention is about average and lots of spotty lacing is left.
5.0 S: This smells absolutely wonderful. Toasted malts, layers of caramel, and that lager yeast twang. Oak adds a nice layer of complexity with vanilla contributions. This is whatever the olfactory version of "smooth" is. It’s just such a pleasant, subtle nose.
4.5 T: The taste can’t live up to the nose, but that’s okay since it’s still delicious. Caramel and toasted malts, subtle vanilla, and a light metallic lager yeast flavor. Everything is right where it should be.
4.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Silky smooth with a pleasant creaminess. Near perfect here.
5.0 D: The best octoberfest beer I’ve had this season. It may not have bold flavors or a ton of complexity, but it’s so subtly well done, that it’s a near perfect beer.
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jaymobrown (1843) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was decent but a bit underwhelming in taste. Poured a light orange like color. Some roasted malt and hops.
wxman (1754) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden amber with a full white head that laces the glass. Aroma is caramel and spices. Taste is sweet caramel malt, butterscotch, biscuits and just the right amount of hop bitterness to balance. Top drawer Oktoberfest.
Finhead (1651) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, amber pour with a thin off-white head. The aroma is a little earthy, but it has some sugary candy notes. It has a medium body with slick texture and average carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with some alcohol in the finish.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Redish caramel color with small white head. Hay, spices and caramel aromas. Pumpkin, spice and sugar flavors.
jmohno (1540) - Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange copper,inch of creamy head with good lacing.plenty of carbonation.
Little bit of malty carmel aroma with light orange fruit citrus,then the typical,mostly that metallic/mineral lager oktoberfest aroma.
Taste is full body creamy with carmel maltiness,citrus almost piney and a dryish kinda harsh citrus finish. Some slight wisky-oak tones. Kinda a oktoberfest imperial almost but still pretty tame.
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark orange color with a small tan head. Aroma of bready malts and a little caramel. Taste is medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, pretty drinkable. Good.