mrjaxson (293) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A pleasant-enought Octoberfest, not likely to offend nor especially please anyone. A minimally interesting entry from one of Michigan’s great breweries.
Doghair (257) - Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber with a malt aroma. Minimal foam. Taste is nice but muddled. Malt, caramel and a little biscuit. Unusual finish. Good beer.
tectactoe (1851) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap: sunburst, rustic orange, muddled throughout with an eggshell layer of foam that sits still somewhere around three millimeters thick. Aroma is a little lackluster, especially for a malty Oktoberfestbier. A hint of sweet caramel, a little toast, and some earthy hops that are hinting at the English type. Not much depth at all. Taste is slightly underwhelming, too. Some more caramel malt, but far lighter and less sweet than I’m looking for. A hint of toasted barley, a touch of grassy and earthy hops with just a faint amount of bittersweet on the back of the tongue. Dry, grainy finish. Not a bad beer by any means, but just a little lacking in some areas.
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Barely hazy light amber color, medium white head. Aroma of caramel and biscuit. Taste is plain caramel.
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a burnt orange color with a small off white head. Aroma is a lightly sweet maltiness mixed with cooked grains, there is also a little earthy-grassiness. Taste follows the aroma with a gentle malty sweetness that is smooth on the palette and is followed by a nice and light peppery-spicy hoppiness. Medium body, very carbonated and fizzy.
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft->shaker. Light clear amber with small offwhite head. Caramel malt, grains, bread. OK, nothing special.
b3shine (5425) - Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster at Eccentric Cafe. Looksg solid; a transparent light copper with thin white lacing. Smells malty and a little doughy with notes of toffee and caramel. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. An okay Oktoberfest.
alliance100 (667) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Logan's Alley , nice amber color , just enough hops to balance out the malt . Sweet malt finish. Probably my favorite domestic octoberfest.
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Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Amber color with a medium head. Cereal and caramel and some hops. Tastes like a slightly spiced version of their amber.
Huhzubendah (2522) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Bilbo Baggins in Alexandria.
The beer is nearly clear, and appears light orange in color. The head is thick and frothy, measuring a little over an inch thick. The aroma is somewhat muted and weak, though I have yet to experience a really assertive, bold aroma from a beer of this ilk. The flavor is nice, with a strong malt and grain presence, followed by a light dose of pleasant spices. Great feel on the palate. I could throw back a few pints of this. I would have this again.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-20-2011