For my birthday, my parents got me two beer kits as usual. One was an Octoberfest, albeit with an ale yeast, which is not according to style. I just bottled it today, and I have taken absolutely no hydrometer readings! (which father-in-law preaches)
Tastes good. There is more roasted malt than in, say, Sam Adams, but using an ale yeast didn’t seem to matter much. The yeast was Safale S04, which is a pretty clean fermentation. And, of course, it was flat since it just the dregs from the fermenter.