reggiedunlop (3633) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber with a medium lt tan head. Aroma has roasty malts, dry leaves, and a bit of fruit and caramel. Flavor is nutty and earthy with dry leaves and mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is light/medium and silky with a roasty/earthy and slightly bitter finish.
nuplastikk (5675) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours an attractive copper orange. Thin, patchy, off-white head. Cherry tinged amber malt aroma, very fruity. There is some sourness in this that whispers infection, even through the respectable malt tones. Creamy smooth malt body, a little hefty at times...not really so true to style. Not horrendous but getting there.
Onslow (1361) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear dark amber brew with small off white head. Aroma of sweet malts and some sour odor - sort of like vingegar - grassy hops. Taste is rather sweet malts with astringent finish,some old-shoe funk in there that is not totally bad, but odd. Light bodied with a water palate. OK but not outstanding.
r464 (2252) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Seriously malty, somewhat sweet, with caramel and toffee flavors. Rolling finish and a bit of orange and spice.
Patrickctenchi (5785) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy, orange-amber with a light tan head.
Scent is caramel malt.
Taste is lightly spiced, sweet over a a slight hop bitter.
A nice straightforward beer.
nearbeer (4716) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. Bottled Aug 12. Darkish copper with a ring of bubbles that tries to last. Nose is molasses and malt extract. Taste is malt extract, tin, and a touch of spicy dry grass on the finish. Near-medium body is sweet and has medium carbonation.
Shag (2789) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A copper color with a beige head. The aroma contains some caramel, corn, and spices. The flavor is rather dull with a slight malty presence. This tastes more like Michelob Amber Bock or Shiner Bock than an o-fest. The finish is somewhat dry. Overall not very good.
ttutony (830) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber color with an offwhite head. Rich malty flavor profile with a pleasant caramel note.
shrubber85 (10241) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet barley malt aroma. Dark amber with moderate head. Slightly sweet barley malt and mildly bitter herbal hops. Nice body. Very nice - could easily drink a couple Maß of this.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ar: Grainy sweetness, grassy and lightly toasted caramel.
Ap: Dark amber, small off-white head with poor retention and a bit of lacing.
T: Sweet toasted malt, clean - deep and rich, slightly burnt caramel - medium-low bitterness, no hop flavor - sweet through to the finish.
P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - finish is dry.
O: Solid octoberfest - caramel sweetness is a bit too prominent, but not over the top.