dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Thirsty Troll Brew Fest. Pour is amber with a khaki head. Aroma is bready with underlying notes of toffee and earthy/floral hops. Flavor shows pretty much the same. This was well made but probably the least impressive offering Vintage had for the day. Then again, i’ve never really been a fan of octoberfest beers. BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Tap at the brewpub. Clear amber pour with a small thin dense ring of a white head. Sweet malt aroma, not very big. Medium-light palate. Sweet caramel malt flavor, nice. muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Draught sample at the brewpub, September 23rd. Clear amber-gold with just a bit of lasting head...light smoky-toasty malt nose, hints of sweet caramel and also B.O. though the latter is weak and largely disappears in a few minutes...less sweet than many in the style though there is a decent malt underpinning here, lightly toasty throughout, some hints of sourness, somewhat flat and dull finish...low to moderate carbonation and a decent heft to the body. Why do I keep torturing myself ordering an Oktoberfest every time I see one? Jeez. Maybe after I hit a hundred in the style I’ll stop. crossovert (13914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Relatively mild. This oktoberfest brew just didn’t speak to me, it came across as tried and not true.