Block (2207) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-brown pour with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and a lot of fruits. Flavor of caramel, roasted malts, and fruit. Light body.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Goodbar beer club. Rich copper, thin white head. Nose is very sweet honey, strawberry fields. Flavor is plastic, very sweet honey, a bit of acrid malt. Overly sweet (way past usual levels for a doppelbock) finish
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours clear amber with massive off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and a little nutty. Flavor is malty with some caramel notes. Something if off as flavor is astringent and has some sour yeasty notes. Not a very good fest beer or just a regular lager for that matter.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 Clear, dark amber with orange highlights, tan head with good retention and lace. Muted aroma, malt and grass. Initial impressions in the mouth are cidery, a little bit of grass. The malt backbone is drawn out, bitter, nutty, with a tea-like tannic astringency. Medium body and carbonation.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 2, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2008 Bottle 355 ml,
Appearance: Clear, dark brown brew with large, frothy, sea foam like head. Dark amber light see thru. Aroma: plain plumy sweetness with lighter hints, touch of brown sugar and fig. 6- Flavour/Palate: Medium bodied. Strange off - dried fruit bitterness with slight brown malts feel. Figs and bitter leaf on light base. Lacking life and harmony.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clear copper supporting a quickly dissipating dirty white head. Aroma must have been down the block because I only picked up the faintest trace of toasted malt. As expected, malt-dominated flavor but not consistent enough to ward off some funky adjunct-like notes. Watery texture and not much of a finish. Oddly, it’s still a drinkable beer but not a good Fest by a long shot.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2008
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Amber color with a fizzy and puffy off-white head. Aroma is slightly sour and vinegary with hints of malt underneath. Flavor is sour and overly sweet and has a strange plastic taste to it. This can’t be the way it’s supposed to taste. It’s god awful.
EithCubes (5616) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2008
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Grainy, phenolic, and vinegar sour aroma with caramel, molasses, toast, and sweet floral yeast. Translucent dark mahogany with an uncontrollably large beige head. Taste is bitter, sour, and sweet, basically a mishmash of vomity flavors in the style of a bad Saison, Rabbid Rabbit comes to mind. Infected, or just bad? Didn’t even try to finish.
thornecb (5497) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Fluffy off-white whipped cream head. Caramel aromas. Spry with a sourness that I don’t believe is intentional. Nasty lasting sour finish.
halfonit (1324) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a nice hazy brown color. Has your average Oktoberfest malt scent to it. Not much head at all. One of the smoother tasting fest beers I’ve had. A pleasant experience.