trapped (2962) - New York, TURKEY - DEC 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Waterfront Ale House. Why is this zwei remains a philiosophical question, except that the other has to be Eins not Ein. Clear rich yellow with very small frothy whitish head, makt aroma, medium carbonation, rich malty taste, smooth body, abrupt finish. Very nice example of the genre.
joeneugs (6358) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Ice Cold Beer Here 2. It pours a clear orange color with an off white head. The aroma is bright and floral with some herbal hops, caramel and light toast. The flavor is light and dry with some herbals, orange and some hints of caramel. Pretty nice overall. Drinkable.
boto (2184) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Cambridge House: this one pours a clear amber color. There was no head or lacing. It has a lighter nose. Malts and some earthiness. The taste is the same. A decent Oktoberfest.
AirForceHops (7044) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 1, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fresh 16 oz can, purchased at Spruce Creek provisions. Clear orange in color liquid with thin lasting head. Aroma is toasted grain, sugar, and light earthy malt.
The flavor is correct for the style and reflects the aroma. The only downfall is the thin watery body. (almost like an ice cube melted in my beer) Was really hoping for better mouthfeel. Overall slightly below average.
WillRunForBeer (2591) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not sure why there are two listings for this, but I went with the newer of the two. 16oz can from CBC dated 07/29/16. Pours copper with a light beige head. Aroma is cracker, honey, fresh cut grass. Flavor is white bread, honey, fresh grass, earthy spice. Clean and well balanced.
Bulk_Carrier (5899) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - SEP 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a delicate bronzed golden orange color with a quickly dissipating finger’s worth of white foamy head. No lacing.
The aroma is normal O-fest material - structured toffee/caramel sweet malt. Appropriate level of nuttiness. Sly sweet breadiness. Subtle toast. Grassy bitterness.
The flavor leans mainly sweet. Appropriate use of bittering grassy hops coincides nicely for the balance.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with clearly a fantastic sessionability about it. Light carbonation.
Overall, this one was a very nicely done Oktoberfest by an American brewer. If this is what America has to offer for this style, this is well recommended.
jkwood04 (5443) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2015 version. Not making a new entry. Too lazy to add a beer that only I had. Multiple week old growler that I kept forgetting in a tulip. Pours brownish amber with an off-white head. Still pretty carbonated. Aroma of nutty and caramel and pale malts and some dough with light hops. Not a terrible beer for this style.
Travlr (23979) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Clear golden color. Aroma of herbal hay. Taste is light herbs, subtle bitter lemon.
BeerandBlues2 (13056) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at The Malted Barley. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, light dates, earthy and spicy hops. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Flavor is sweet malt, light earthy hops and bitterness, a clean lager character and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold with a white head. Smells earthy with some grassy undertones. Tastes of dry malt, some semi sweet spicy elements on the finish.