riseagainstme (48) - Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
It is probably because this is my favorite style of beer and my favorite brewery, but this is my favorite beer I have ever had. It really is nothing fancy but works for me. To me its a a pretty flat beer with caramel and strong toasted flavors being the leaders. If you love this style definitely give this one a shot.
deline7 (13) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicate malt aroma. Wonderful malt flavor and crispness. Malt flavor lingers on the tongue a bit. Slight nutty flavor as well. Carbonation was nice and mild. Served from a keg in my basement.
tomaroth (31) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad beer. I usually expect more spice in Octoberfest beers. I was pleased that it wasn’t that ovberspiced Octoberfest beers out there. Had it at Atwater.
williamherbert (1425) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours red with an orange tinge. Very clear and glassy, like half of the pair of 3-D glasses. Nice bishop’s collar at the top of the glass.
Earthy and gritty malt aroma, but with a very sweet candy-like aroma. Butterscotch. Nicely balanced with the shredded tobacco and dirt/soil. Really good.
A mix of sweet butterscotch and sweet caramel. Some strong yeast. The sweetness dominates, but the earthy malt is a great, gritty balance. Does the job for sure.
Smooth, buttery feel and oily too. A sweet (but not too sweet) Oktoberfest. Very drinkable and flavorful.
PKegger (3) - Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was suprized to try this old favorite. Usally when brewers try to recreate the past it never comes out just right. However I was very impressed with this recreation. Rich, smooth and full of well balanced malty goodness.
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This probably tops my list of favorite octoberfest style beers I’ve tried yet. Dark orange color, thick malted flavors / aromas. Caramel, syrupy, nutty, brown sugar...? Great spiced hops....
The only thing against a 6 pack of this is the inconsistent carbonation between each bottle. Two of the six I had were drastically over-carbonated with priming sugars, and one of the six was very flat, under carbonated. I guess it shows they’re hand-crafted...which is good.
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.
jaymobrown (1792) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice. Poured a copper color, maybe a medium tan color. Good head. A bit off white. Nose strong of caramel, biscuit and hops. Sweet with a long finish. Rich caramel, sugar, malt, grain, rye flavors. Nice pick up for pumpkin carving.
shrubber85 (9630) - 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.
ttutony (795) - 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.