IMO, not too different than the Oktoberfest recipe in taste -- maybe a little sweeter and more robust. Pours a medium/dark brown, a slight foamy off-white head, leaves a little lacing on the glass. Good mix of malt & hops in the aroma; taste is more malty than hoppy. Using a can of this instead of Oktoberfest in the Howling Red Ale recipe might be something worth considering...I'd give the edge to the HRA recipe over this and the Oktoberfest refill. 4/5.