jeremyh70 (710) - Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear orange/copper color, minimal white head with little retention and lacing. Sweet malty aroma, almost honey. Sweet taste of light fruit and light bitterness. Not very complex. Moderate mouthfeel and carbonation. Not a very good version of an Oktoberfest.
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beerbastard (688) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz. bottle. Clear lite copper color. Lite toffee nose. Malty bread flavors with caramel and a honey sweetness. Smooth and heavy body. A little boozy and tasty.
jh773 (128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby red with some orange and brown; thick head, little visible carbonation. Rich, fruity aroma; raisin, apple, brown sugar, honey. Taste is quite sweet -- spicy raisin, molasses, honey, vanilla, long floral notes. Lingering finish.
tia (917) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster @ Trinity. Looks like whiskey. Smells like brown sugar. Starts off sweet and a little bubble gummy, boozy, follows up with a nice bitterness.
solidfunk (4008) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definitely an interesting beer, though my notes are scribbles and I can’t remember much. Orange pour. Lots of nice grain. Tap at Snallygaster.
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Hoboken Vine (9.5% ABV), 9/13/14
Aroma: The nose is heavy malty, fairly sweet, with a little bit of spice, and some booze
Appearance: It pours a clear amber color with a small, quickly dissipating head
Flavor: The flavor is heavy malty as well, mid-sweet, some spice, and a slightly boozy finish
Palate: The body is fairly full, with a soft carbonation, and a bit of heat and stickiness on the finish
This is a pretty interesting beer. Much bigger than any traditional Oktoberfest beer, thats for sure. Sill, there’s a good flavor here. Definitely worth trying, though 22 ounces may be a bit ambitious for a one drinker.
rondphoto (2009) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
taster @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark caramel amber color with a bubbly rim head and dots of lace. Taste is lightly spiced malt that turns sweeter in the palate. Adds a little bittering late, then turns sweeter as it drifts through the finish. Seems like an Octoberfest or Belgian more than a Doppelbock.
RickTStiles (757) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours orangish amber with a thin white head and no lacing. Fresh apple aroma with some maple. taste is killer with notes of orange, maple, apple, spice and bread. finish is baked bread with orange and nuts. Love this beer.
swesson (230) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Parry's. Copper body making a thin white head and a bit of lacing. Not a strong aroma, but a hint of malt and yeast. Tastes of caramel, roasted malted barley, and spice. A bit of a boozer aftertaste. This is a great ale in the Oktoberfest tradition, but more sophisticated than say, a Spaten Octoberfest.
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kevinator (920) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I always enjoy this. Caramel malt flavors with a woody essence. Nice brandy and caramel color. Full and oily palate with a smooth finish. Strong malty flavors up front with a slight hops presence and sweet finish. Somewhat alcoholic but not oppressive. Fine beer.
generallee08 (680) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It has a copper or reddish amber color with a thin and creamy, light tan head. The body has good clarity and some visible carbonation. Its head fades out quickly leaving just a few stray bubbles on top. The aroma has a spicy hop presence with lighter malty notes and a hint of grainy alcohol. Its flavor starts with its solid malty backbone that has a dark caramel sweetness. A grainy alcohol pops out and gives the beer some bite and its hop flavor is spicy and a little bit earthy. It finishes slowly with some bitterness from the hops. The palate has a slick heavy texture with mild carbonation. The alcohol has a harsh unrefined quality to it, which holds down its drinkability. Overall it is still very interesting