Msdrbeat (466) - East Lansing, USA - SEP 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Hopcat. Slightly sweet aroma. Pours a beautiful Amber. Looks like fall itself. Mostly malt with a good bitter backbone.
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Palidor19 (3164) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It's common yet tasty marzen beer. Light on the malt and hops. I find this a distracting drinking beer
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PorterPounder (7335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2016 Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors 12 oz bottle. Medium copper pour with a tight khaki colored head that leaves a good trail of lace. Pleasant, strong aroma of caramel and vanilla. Very sweet flavor of molasses, caramel and a bit of baked brown bread. Very full bodied Oktoberfest. Mouthfeel is pleasantly thick and somewhat creamy. I’m sure I’ll drink a god dozen or so different Oktoberfests over the next few months, but this will be the benchmark.
chucklemation (1426) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale copper with a foamy white head. Aroma is caramel and bread malts and some earthy hops. Flavor is sweet caramel and bread. Has a soft, medium body. Not bad.
sawbuck (633) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Faint aroma of caramel, bread. Light orange color with an off white head. Sweet malt up front. Somewhat tame sweetness, fresh bread, light caramel tones. Bitterness is mild. Thin mouth feel. Finish is a balance of sweet and bitter, Average.
KyotoLefty (9310) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bright orange with a slight haze and a thin lacy head. Malty, fruity nose, toasty, with a bit of caramel. Malty flavor with caramel, bready, toast, touch of peaches. Ok. Not so much fun though.
NikkTwist (2719) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2016 Draft at Bru Craft. Clear deep orange gold pour. VERY carbonated. Lasting thick fizzy/foamy off-white head. Loys of lace. Medium caramel bready brew with a slight hop bite. Juicy and full, but musty. Notes of toasted bagel, apricot, tangerine peel, sandalwood, lemongrass, green grapes, eucalyptus. Near hit on the style but not quite.
akoeninger (676) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden color with good white head. Faint grain and fruit aroma. Taste is overall cereal, nutty with some noble grassiness and sweet malt. Medium body. Decent
BigBeer45 (1429) - Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank from a glass, poured from a bottle,
this beer had a clear medium orange-amber-gold and it gave almost a one finger white cover, it left some spots and small fingers of lacing on the glass,
it had aromas of light to medium toasted malt, light melanoidins, light hops with faint toasted bread, a little earthiness,
and some malt sweetness,
the flavors were light toasted malt, light melanoidins, toasted bread, faint hops and some malt sweetness,
it had a light bitterness after the finish,
the mouth feel was light and creamy on the lips, there was average to lively carbonation,
I think the earlier bottles from a few years ago were better,
the nose was sort of weak, has the yeast or malt changed in this beer?
this beer did have some nose notes that reminded me a cheap lager,
it was a ok drink.
superspak (4678) - Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 8/15/2016. Pours fairly crystal clear orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of cracker, toasted biscuit, light caramel/nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, toasted biscuit, light caramel/nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Slightly drying from bitterness as well. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.5%. Overall this is a very nice Oktoberfest. All around nice robustness and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.