DrinkinWell (262) - - DEC 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours coppery orange with white foamy head and minimal lacing. An underwhelming fall ale that has very few aromas and tastes like citrus and sweet malts. My least favorite Abita beer so far.
joeyplush (628) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Found this one to be a bit watered down. Aside from that it’s what you would expect from a fall beer - on the darker side, with a maltier taste. Was not impressed.
Ibrew2or3 (6849) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours with a crystal clear copper body that has thick gold edges and supports a thin mocha colored head. The aroma offers up winter spices, a spicy maple note and some malts. The taste has some nice winter spiciness and a bit of spicy maple like notes and then it slides deep into sugar sweet maltiness. Behind those notes are some sweet apple and pear like fruity esters that only build onto the sweetness. This would be more enjoyable if it had better balance between all the sweetness and the slightly roasty to spicy notes.
samsmith33 (369) - - OCT 31, 2013
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Aroma Is sour pissy, pilsner. Color is clear dark yellow. Zero head. Tastes is crisp hops and barley, but no depth. Sour aftertaste. Feel is flat. Disappointed. Poor beer. Yuck.
SDalkoholic (2145) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from North Park Liquor store: Created a thin layer of film covering for a head while the color of the beer is a solid gold as if king Midas himself had touched the liquid. My nose detects a faint aroma of grained wheat and grassy hops with an ever present chance of alcohol. The flavor is bitter with minor amount of wheat like malt and very little notice of grassy sour notes of hops almost in a European like fashion. Overall, this is a poor attempt at a Marzen style, but this did come from Abita which hasn’t been known to impress me.
RABinCO (1214) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle into a glass. Pours amber. Aroma of skunkiness and sweet malt. Taste is skunkiness, cereal,a slight hop bite. Good boost level though.
Bif (1418) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber color with a small head that fades to bits of lacing. Aroma is on the mild side with roasted malt, bit of malt sweetness and a bit of hops in the background. Taste of roasted malt, bit of caramel sweetness and a hint of chocolate. Has a subtle bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly medium body, crisp, quite smooth and refreshing. Not a fancy Oktoberfest, but still enjoyable.
Bamsen78 (3107) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ The Ginger Man, NYC. Pours clear amber with smll off-white head. Clear aroma of malt with hoppy and estery touches. Sweetish, eatery flavour with a good deal of skunk and malt. Skunky aftertaste. Nothing really special.
kaser (2625) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange pour. Draft at Ryan's pub in New Orleans. Earthy nutty subtle and light. Easy drinker
unclemattie (4166) - Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Short, 12oz bottle. Light brown / copper color. White ring. Aroma of beef barley soup. Toasted barley malts, earthy nose. Smells like an Oktoberfest German toasted lager. Tastes is clean, toasted malts. Light-medium bodied. Very sessionable! Best Abita I’ve had in a while... I could drink a few of these tasty things. Prost! (3828)