daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Orangish/amber pour. Small head. Toffee, caramel, bread and some grassy hops in the aroma. Flavor is malty and a tad sweet and the hops offset the sweetness nicely. Pretty ok for the style. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2010
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Sparky27. Thanks! Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts, toffee and dark fruits. Taste is toffee, caramel, toasted malts, raisins, leafy hops. Medium bodied. Cavie (4874) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Clear orange color. Nice sweet malty aroma. Taste is quite flavorful and sweet. This a very solid marzen. Several elements of tea leaves that sit on the palate. Nice. savnac (2656) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 11, 2009
12 oz bottle. Clear deep amber with a small off white head. Aroma is sweet malt, bread and a bit of spicy hops. Flavor is fruity sweet with just a touch of bitterness. Medium body with active carbonation and a clean finish. This is pretty good, the flavor is a bit strange. One question, if you’re going to make a beer called Okto for Oktoberfest, why make it an amber ale??? badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Clear golden copper with a fizzy white head. Slightly fruity and caramel aroma and a taste of pear and maybe apple to the taste but a sadly watery palate.
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2009
tap at Henry’s in Portland, nice medium amber pour with thin white head, sweet malt aroma with hints of roasted malt, sweet malt and biscuit up front with nice clean hop finish, residual malt on palate, body a little lighter then expected. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2009
amber pour with a thin fast head.
Aroma is sweet and dusty malt,
Flavour is caramel and toasted malt tones. slight nuttiness in the finish. mybrainhurts (400) - North Dakota, USA - OCT 2, 2009
HH’s O-FEST TASTING: Salt and pepper, grains, sweet caramel malts, earthy aroma. Caramel, sweet toffee, and finishes slightly hopped and peppered. Not bad at all. vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2009
The aroma is malty and slightly spicy. The appearance is hazy and red-brown. The flavor has a lot of citrus. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2009
12-oz. Pours a crystal clear dark amber with a loose smudge of gray film on top. Cabbage and smoldering dry leaves on the nose. Watery, fairly flat light body. Toast, leaves, and less cabbage on the mid-palate. Mild doughy finish.