October 2012 – Oktoberfest Beers

October Taste To Learn event was Oktoberfest beers hosted by Phil & Karen Eversole on Sunday, October 14th. There was a $5 fee for this event to cover costs of the beers which was very well worth the price. Where else could you sit down and taste 7 beers and get an education at the same time? Besides opening their home to us, Phil and Karen provided  brats & hot German potato salad for the main meal. Attendees brought a variety of German style foods, beers and wines to share at the potluck meal.


There were about 12 attendees who received an exceptional amount of interesting information about Oktober-Fest history and types of beers brewed for the season. We tasted 7 beers and used a scoring sheet that had 5 points each for Appearance, Aroma, Flavor, Mouth Feel, and Drinkability. The following are the scores and costs of each brew.


5 points = Wow, that’s good, let’s have some more

4 points = Pretty good, I could take another

3 points = OK

2 points = Eh, wouldn’t buy it

1 point = OMG you PAID for this????


Highest score possible was 25 points. This is the order of the scorings:


#1  Widmer Brothers – Okto-Festival, USA, $1.13


#2  Warsteiner – Oktober-Fest, German, $1.58


#3  Samuel Adams – October Fest, USA, $1.16


#3  Ayinger-Lager-Oktober-Fest, German, $3.50


#4  Erdinger – Oktober Fest, German, $2.00


#5  Pyramid – Autumn Lager, USA, $1.43


#6  Weihenstephaner – Oktoberfestbier, German, $3.68


A great time had by all! Thanks Phil and Karen!!