drdisque (457) - 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.
Clarkdvm (36) - 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 (701) - 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 (5642) - 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 (5795) - 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!
kaser (1768) - 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 (1258) - 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.
csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Sheffield’s, amber pour, Carmel and spice with a creamy mouth feel, dulce de lychee finish.
hombrepalo (1714) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Fountainhead. Finally tried this one, gotta support the locals. Pours a deep amber with moderate beige head, mostly diminishing. Good lacing. Caramel and a bit of spice notes such as nutmeg, brown sugar and piloncillo on the nose. Very good going down - well balanced and finishes just right. Tasted some notes of Dulce de leche at the finish. Smooth and easy drinking. Glad I tried it.
tmoreau (1919) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL., and dispensed to a pint glass with a bright and clear, deep copper color, a modest amount of off white head foam that diminished rather quickly to a ring & film, and left some dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was sweetness, caramel, vanilla, a hint of banana, and pie spice less clove. The flavor started with a low but mildly lingering hop bitterness that was peppery & earthy, and then continued the aroma notes. The body was medium+, there was a light silkiness to the mouthfeel, and the texture was a little sticky. Flavorful, nice complexity, but considering the style line, a little sweet for me.