The beer pours a deep and clear copper and amber in color. There is a relatively short head of light tan. The aroma is malty, dark caramel, a touch of nut. The taste follows the aroma, deep and rich caramel malt, with a bit of nuttiness on the end. There is sweetness, but the finish is mostly dry and moderately bitter. The beer drinks very smooth, with soft carbonation. This is a very nice Oktoberfest.
Notes from 2011: This Oktoberfest is 5.8% ABV and pours copper in color with a half inch of light brown head. The aroma is fairly light, caramel and fruit, light floral aromas. The taste is malty, roasted and a bit sweet, caramel, nutty, with a bitter and dry finish. This is a good American Oktoberfest beer.