dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 (10051) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 (4921) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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 (12125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Relatively mild. This oktoberfest brew just didn’t speak to me, it came across as tried and not true.