pushkinwow (1996) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Beau’s Oktoberfest 2013. Might as well have a local brewery and the host of Oktoberfest as rating #1500. Dark amber with a biege head that for whatever reason looked pretty great in a plastic cup (might have been in comparison to all the cask ales). Fresh and light hops, some peat, some caramel and spice with a bit of toffee (sweet). Moderate+ carbonation and mild+ body, dry, spicy, decent.
Metalchopz (2261) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Part of their 2013 Oktoberfest 4-pack at the LCBO. Pours a clean deep amber colour with a creamy off-white head, great retention leaving thick foamy lace all-around. Rye, darker malts scent with floral and caramel notes. The rye is quite present in the taste, but this is where the hop shows up with a grassy finish. Some decent bitterness lingers. Some fruitiness appears as well, to blend things. Not my favourite style, but well-done and glad I could try No. 14 of this series. Wish they brought out the Dr. Jekyll too.
bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly clear copper colour with thick beige head that leaves a fair bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma of rye malts and floral hops and a hint of spice, muted at first, but increasing as the head slowly settles down. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, the taste is rye malts and earthy, slightly spicy peppers with a little citrus hops lurking in the background, but coming forward as the beer warms slightly. Long, balanced finish with bitter hops and earthy malts.
Alpha10 (320) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013/10/06 - Pours a dark, translucent, copper colour with a soapy off white head that lingers. Aroma is caramel malts, floral hops and mild citrus. Rather muted. Taste is caramel malts, floral hops and a peppery, bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel and carbonation are medium with a drying finish. Not bad, but nothing spectacular.
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skippy007 (26) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
600ml bottle from Oktoberfest pack. Pours dark copper colour with quickly disappearing head. Slight floral aroma, but nothing too much. Medium bodied with malty peppery flavours.
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shaynsawchuk (455) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
600 mL bottle. Pours amber with a frothy white cap. Rye and hop spices intermingle with a hint of caramel malt sweetness, cedar, applesauce and prune fruit notes. Slightly sweet but reasonably balanced. Moderate body and carbonation level. Nice complexity.
sseb69 (1487) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille 600 ml. 7%. Couleur ambrée foncée, reflets orangés, mousse beige qui colle à la paroi. Arôme d’alcool et de céréales. En bouche, notes de seigle, poivre doux, malt, houblon et la finale s’étend avec une amertume légère qui donne soif. Très bonne.
pootzboy (1586) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2013 Bottle - pours a hazed copper-red with a decent 3 inger off white frothy cap that laces well. Aroma is modest but there is some spicy rye notes and light noble herbal notes - almost like a spicy Altbier. Flavour is intense but 2 dimensional - the big pearl hop infusion doesn’t obliterate the rye spiciness and other malts until the finish where the hops break away a bit and you get a malty-earthy discernment. An oddball brew but intense - a unique tale on a roggenbier that comes off like an Altbier in charcter - some will like it if they appreciate altbiers, I did.
AWS9 (473) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Wheat, malt aroma. Seemed to have a solid hop/malt balance, with some sour elements, but the sourness and alcohol simply became overwhelming as I tried to make my way through the bottle.
Freaky_tiki (516) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up the Oktoberfest 4 pack for $22 at LCBO. Comes in a handsome package offering 4 varieties of Fall drinking goodness. Love the playful packaging & design. And the beer? Pours cherry wood dark with a beautiful one inch milkshake-like cap. Aroma is muted. Interesting start to the flavour here with pepper & bitter malts with little to no aftertaste. An interesting take on an old school style.