I never understood US micros that call them Octoberfests, instead of Oktoberfest. You use "fest," and that's German, so why not go the distance and say Oktoberfest too? Anyway, again I was left wanting with this one. I think I found the perfect American Festbier in Capital Brewing, and Troutbrook really does pale by comparison. It was a decent lager, but it was missing that warming feeling that a good Oktoberfest should have. Great as a beer, but not great in style.
Reviewed: May 06, 2006