Skyview (5543) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up 12-oz bottle from Liquid Solutions. Pours a dark caramel cola brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind a fine film and thin ring. Aroma of caramel malt, some light flowery hops, a touch of toffee and raisins. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with flavors of caramel malt and some dry roasted nuts and citrus. Finish is slightly dry with a good hop bite and a faint caramel malt aftertaste. One of the more dry Oktoberfest brew than the sweeter styles I’ve tried.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 18, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
No head, very dark ruby/mahogany color. Slight caramel nut aroma. Flavor has nuts, toffee, earth and butter detectable. Creamy with a nice hop finish. Slightly acidic finish with a watered down mouthfeel. Nice initially but finishes weak.
mar (5240) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown with a cream short lived head. nose is sweet malts, roast, graham cracker, and dough. easy on the palate, heavy roast at first, followed by rich malts, dough, and caramel. roasty finish as well.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice deep dark amber color. Aromas of bread, caramel, and hops. Flavor has a nice big malty taste witha nice bitter hop finish.
TimE (4961) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark brown color. A touch sour. Ok, but not great, shows OK malt character, but very undistinguished.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured deep ruby with a thin beige head. Aroma was robust with malted notes and rich figs and fruit. Really nice palate that has just the right amount of carbonation. I enjoyed the cocoa and buttery malt flavors while floral hops created a nice bittering balance. Finish was clean with a little brown sugar in the aftertaste.
stevoj (3854) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks like a dunkel, tastes like a marzen. See through dark brown with initial foamy beige head. Sweet malt aroma with a hint of roast grains. More sweet malt taste, syrupy consistency, sweet finish. Lovely!
jake65 (3413) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Amber pour with a thin beige head. Not much to the aroma; a little sweet and malty. Florals show up a little bit in the taste, but caramel malt and an herbal note are the forefront. A little bready too. Overall refreshing and paried well with the general’s chicken.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Dark red to brown white an off white top. Scent is malty with caramel and nuts. Taste is sweet malts, toast and nuts. Sticky
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
13-Jan-08 (12-oz bottle, Best Before 01-Mar-08: Purchased 04-Dec-07 for $1.30 from liquidsolutions.biz) Wow, this stuff pouring into my pint glass is dark! This isn’t amber, but light brown mixed with ruddy brick. The half-inch tall head is tan in color and short-lived, fading to a wide ring within a few minutes. malty and lightly sweet-smelling when swirled, but a modest sourness comes out if the beer is undisturbed for several seconds. On the palate, the beer is very malty, more so than most examples of the style. It’s moderately sweet too, but certainly not sugary, though a light tartness emerges in the finish. It’s seems apparent that they simply used a LOT of malt to make this beer. Hops are mild, but on the perfumy and floral side, offering some balancing flavor and mild bitterness, but malt remains the focal point here. Medium in body and carbonation with a bit of acidity to break up the clinging maltiness. No lacing on the glass. Overall, it’s packed with flavor and has a very aggressive profile for an Oktoberfest, but the malty sweetness and floral hops make this less enjoyable than hoped.