Tmoney99 (10820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, from Dutch’s. Half hazy amber orange color, a bit darker. Thin off-white head, leaving a few bits of lace. Really interesting aroma for an oktoberfest, much more complex. Drinks like an ale.. Medium body. Super smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Light slick. Super smooth and easy-drinking. Great flavor. Dulce le leche is a very creative thing to add to a Marzen, and it seems to add a ton of character here, that complements the natural caramel malt flavors of the style very nicely. Kind of a tropical fruity hop character. I don’t know if it’s that fancy leaf contributing this, but there’s also a nice touch of a kind of minty earthy herbal factor towards the finish... Awesome journey of flavor here. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter, lightly spicy. Very enjoyable, tasty, interesting stuff. Fruity hop seems to make this for me, as typically the style is too sweet... The taste here is much more balanced than your typical marzen, despite all the additions. I normally insist on pairing this style with food, but this beer was interesting and easy-drinking enough to hold up on it’s own easily. Much better than expected... I’ve heard some people say that 5 Rabbits has gotten much better lately, and considering the last few things I’ve had from them, I have to agree.
ARH (481) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Beer Hoptacular 5. A light peppery spiciness greets the nose with a touch of bread crust. It pours a clear, pale orange with a dense, medium white ring. A light dusting is left on the surface with a very light hint of lace. The taste is a light sweet and very light spce bitter. The beer is crisp, dry, and light with thin texture and an airy zip to the carbonation. It finishes with spice and bread, then cleans up quickly leaving only a touch of pepper on the aftertaste.
Clarkdvm (135) - Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
No arguments other than not as advertised. Very smooth, easy to drink.. not bitter at all. Oktoberfest?
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint on tap at Bad Apple in Chicago. Pleasant cayenne pepper spice and grain in the aroma. Dark copper orange with lots of bubbles and an off white head. Taste is very smooth and hotter, spicier than most marzens. The malted sweetness and the pepper spice pair nicely, like a Central American candy. Palate is medium bodied, easy drinking. Overall, one of the more interesting and satisfying variations of an Oktoberfest I've had in some time.
crossovert (7581) - Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent beer but not even close to a maerzen. Caramel and spices dominate all the way.
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Jake Melnick’s, Chicago. Tawny orange amber, clear, with a generous lasting white head. Very spicy aroma of nutmeg, ginger, with underlying sweet caramel. Cakey spicy flavour profile, clean finish. Yum!
drdisque (530) - Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Fatpour Chicago. Sweet slightly boozy aroma. Flavor is sweet and caramelly with some rich spice notes. Tastes like a darker Tripel as it doesn’t have the hop bite of a typical Oktoberfest and is much sweeter. I really liked it but I understand why some would say it’s a little flat.
kaser (2808) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. Brownish. Lots of sticky head. Not much aroma. Fruity backbone on a malty earthy beer. Pretty tasty
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andyhwcinc (1466) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed on tap at Reggie’s in Chicago, IL prior to seeing the band Tragedy. I didn’t take tasting notes for this one but I remember it being pretty good. Appearance a murky dark brown with not much head at all. Aroma was sweet, definite caramel presence. Taste was pretty good, definitely a good mixture of Belgian candi, sweetness, clove, and cinnamon. Moderate body and carbonation. Of the 5 Rabbit stuff I’ve tried so far this was hands down the best of their brews.