Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Poured into a pint glass, the appearance had a sharp burnt red color with a nice little white head. Quickly dies. No lacing.
The aroma starts with a grassy/grainy hop bitterness and then some ruddy crisp sweet toffee to caramel malts.
The flavor seems to lean sweet with a sly composure of the hops showing a little bit of sweet. Quick malty sweet aftertaste with a sly grassy bitter hopped finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Pure smooth sweet malts move nicely on my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good Oktoberfest that I could have again. patrick767 (4474) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2012
tap - Found some old notes from last year, sampled at the brewpub - This brew has a caramel malt aroma and a sweet caramel and toffee flavor. It’s light to medium bodied with minimal hops. Okay. Fred82 (2334) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
Pint shared two ways.MartinT (10239) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
Appearance : Clear dark amber with no head.
Aroma : Sweet grain with light caramel. Sweet raisins. Light bready notes.
Taste : Sweet malt with light caramel. Slightly hoppy finish. Light bitterness as well.
Overall : Fairly uneventful and not exciting. Nothing really bad per say but not worth the caloric intake.
My Bottom Line : punkska101 (2234) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
Toasted malts collapse into a flour-y finish while leafy hops and fruity edges (berries) contribute some depth.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A ring of foam circles the dark auburn.
-Where is the crispness? This doesn’t feel like a lager much...
-The finish is relatively empty; some raw dough and feeble hop bitterness.
-The fruitiness is puzzling for such a lager.
On tap at the brewpub.
11.10.23 sampled @ pub A: candy , caramel, bready. App : Orange no head T/P : full body finish is sweet and average long. O: Average a bit too sweet.
jcwattsrugger (12589) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2009
O’Fest–on tap-pours a tigh light brown head and hazy red/mahogany color. Aroma is mild peat/roasty medium malt. Taste is peat/roasty medium malt, some spice hops. Soft carbonation. Medium body. Beerdedone (3521) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Sampled at brewpub. Pours a light amber with a off-white head. Aroma of toasted malts, light caramel and a hint of fruit. Flavor is similar to aroma with a medium body and a roasted malty finish. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2008
On tap at the brewpub named Rocktoberfest. Lightly hazy amber in color with a small lasting creamy white head. Aroma of toasted malt, a good amount of noble hops s well as some caramel, a touch of fruit. Taste is toasted malts, mildly fruity, moderately sweet with some noble hop flavor as well as light bready yeast. Finishes lightly bitter. Medium bodied, carbonation on the low side. GonZoBeeR (3060) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2005
Appearance:Dark orange,light head....
Cletus (6351) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Now called Rocktoberfest. Pours dark copper with no head. Smells rosey. Taste is of caramel and slightly bitter with a tarte cherry like finish.