Radek Kliber (6825) - 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 (3961) - 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 (5308) - 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 (5020) - 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 (1259) - 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.
doubelknv3 (1059) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Floral, sour citrus, and yeast aroma. Amber with enormous off-white head. Floral, sour fruit, and malty flavour notes. Watery, with medium bitter finish.
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. not much aroma. faint hint of hops.pours dark amber with a thick head. has a roasted carmel flavor with a bit of a coffee taste at the end. very good.
Sregnar35 (1031) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Average beer. Pours a amber color with a nice white head. Flavors are sweet and a bit too hoppy for an oktober, but still pretty good.
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bright umber color when held to the light. Tall beige head. Quite dark by style, but a good looking brew. Sweet, and lightly sour scents. Light caramel and sour dough. A light infected aroma. Second bottle with the same scent so no bottle specific thing. Fairly light and fizzy feel. Flavors of lightly toasted on the verge of being rancid nuts. Mild sweet sour sauce. Either infected or a strange funky oktoberfest. I would wager the first, but reading some other reviews, I’m not sure.