elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark golden color with a quick diminishing head. Has a heavy syrup texture, with hints of spice and light citrus fruits. Finished with a light hoppy taste. Reminded me of apple juice.
jwdevalue (158) - Neptune, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is part of a beer club. Had only one bottle but was decent for the price. Poured great and had a nice finish. Would do again.
adam7679 (6) - Ringgold, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2007 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was very excited to try this. I like most Victory beers. I was very disappointed in this one. The beer is very light almost effervescent and drinkable almost like a red ale with a bit of spices added. It is not as heavy or flavorful as I would expect in an Oktoberfest.
BigBeer45 (1455) - Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2007 Bottle-BBD Feb. 24th, 08-
Pours a clear amber with some bronze-brown, an off-white head,
aroma of malt, toasted malt and some malt sweetness in the background,
same taste as aroma, the sweetness subsides quickly with some hop bitterness,
easy to drink just not as flavorful as some other Octoberfest beers,
more of a middle of the road Octoberfest.
auerbrau (3204) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2013 Rated Blind. October 2013. 12oz Bottle. Sweet, caramel aroma, topped with a little bit of cooked squash and distant spice and fruit. Sweet, gummy, and a hint of fusels and alcohols. I’d almost guess this wasn’t made with a lager yeast, but it’s got that slight crispness on the finish with pear and almond that changes my mind. There’s a distinct dirtiness to this that gives off a hint of chocolate malt or house yeast. Faint herbal hop finish. Not all that traditional, nor crisp. 6/3/6/2/10.
9/25/2007. 12 Oz Bottle. Light ester and grain bed aroma. Hay and haybarn. Mossy, slightly salty. Clear middle amber orange, soaped rim of beige. Flavor is a minimalist approach the already plain Oktoberfest. Here even the Munich malt plays quietly in the corner. Water is forefront. Light sugars, malt cream, and lightly wheaty fruits bounce around an empty room. No chewiness, no depth, no crisp hop balance. Nothing to get excited about. Backs out the door with honey and herbs. Clean...blah, blah, blah...boring. 7/3/7/3/11
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
07 bottle. pours copper with white head. nose has lots of toasted biscuit. flavor has lot of toasted biscuit w/ nice subtle caramel adding some sweetness. decent hop flavor too. really smooth and drinkable. finish is clean and smooth. it’s been a long time since i’ve enjoyed a victory beer this much.
Slipstream (2525) - USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap - crisp and hoppy, fresh but not light. It has a good body - taste of rye and light hops.
McGarnigle (631) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Somewhat dry Octoberfest beer. A bit of caramel and biscuit, plus a kiss of hops. Tasty. Somewhat disappointing is the palate, which is isn’t full enough and perhaps a bit over-fizzed.
radagast83 (7616) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This is probably my most favorite Oktoberfest beer this season. It is not overpowering, and relatively balanced. The malts aren’t too overpowering, and the hop balance is just about right. Very nice subtle bitter finish.
MarkBarnes (412) - Waterville, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sept. 21, 2007; 12 oz. bottle. I enjoy this quite distinctive and somewhat muted style when it’s in season, and Victory has come up with a nice take on it, although (being a big Hop Devil fan) I was disappointed they didn’t manage to hit this one out of the park.