Bottled in June of '08.
Appearance: Clear brown-black body, thick white head that dissipates pretty quickly and leaves no lacing. Hints of effervescence, but only hints. 4.0/5
Smell: Sweet caramel malt, a hint of alcohol astringency (but only a hint). Very bready. No notes of hops. 4.0/5
Taste: Clean malty flavor, sweet on the finish, with a bit of a bready aftertaste. Somewhat yeasty. Hints of apples and cherries. A bit cloying as the beer goes on, but good. 3.5/5
Mouthfeel: Thin for an Oktoberfest, coats the tongue slightly. 3.5/5
Drinkability: A good Oktoberfest, but not my favorite (that would probably be Paulaner). 4.0/5