hman43 (488) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2014
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
It pours a dark golden with a head that does not produce very much lacing. There are dull aromas that are hard to pick up. The hops aroma was difficult to pick up due to lack of aroma. It has a taste of bread malts with a bit of hops are undefined.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - Brilliantly clear amber body with an off white head.
S - Nice toasted malts, caramelized brown sugar, nutty yeast.
T - Sweet toasted malt, hints of spice and grassy hops on the sides of the tongue, caramel coats the mouth with notes of berry fruit and nuts.
M - Low carbonation, medium bodied, smooth, semi-dry finish.
Full flavored malts makes this a pretty tasty beer. It could have been a bit crisper but does not lack in the flavor department.
Serving type: bottle
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally reviewed: 9/11/09. I’m always excited to see a new beer come out of NC, and even more excited when that beer is an Oktoberfest.
Poured into my pint glass a clear dark amber/orange with a thick beige head on top. Retention is weak, but it leave some lacing. Smells earthy and a little dull. Not a whole lot going on there.
The mouth is creamy, but with just enough carbonation to give a little zip. Well done. I wasn’t expecting much in the flavor, as the rest of their offerings are pretty average, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Nice caramel kick at the onset, full bready mouth throughout, and finishes slightly bitter sweet. This is balanced and plenty drinkable. I could have a few more of these for sure. This may be one my go-to’s for the fall. Recommend.
zvikar (3903) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Beer of the month, pours red to orange with a large head, aroma of cheese, yeast, lemon candy, marmalade, flavor of malt, wheat and some lemon acids, some metal and cabbage, medium bodied
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Toasted cereal malt backbone. A bit thin and watery. A touch of caramel. Some grain and fruit notes. A sour tart component and a little grass.
kerenmk (3036) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, beer of the month club. Pours hazy copper with a small, white foam head. Some honey, some flowers and malt aroma. Mouth - bitter with a hint of sour that disappears when left standing for a few minutes. Oily, medium carbonation, light body, a little sour finish. Past its prime, bu not too bad considering.
Cybercat (3784) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong, sweet aroma has tones of molasses, caramel and malt with a hint of cloves. It pours a nice clear dark amber with a fairly thick and fluffy ivory head that leaves barely any lacing. Malty flavor has subtle fruity, caramel and molasses notes and just a touch of spice. Smooth texture has average body and typical fizziness, leaving a bit of a malty, spicy, fruity finish. Not the best, but certainly worthy of at least a try.
drowland (6595) - Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12/26/11. 12oz bottle courtesy Cavie! Yesssss. Clear red pour with a small khaki head that fades and laces in tiny loops. Malty aroma with dust, caramel, burnt sugars, a touch of tartness, and minerally tap water. Sweet entry as well with burnt caramel, even more sourness, toasty bread, minerals, and lingering breads. Not bad.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - DEC 14, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Clear amber color with a medium off-white head. Malty aroma of caramel, toasted bread, light fruitiness and some signs of infection. Sweetish flavor with malt, a bit of caramel, and some sourish bread and sourish fruits notes, probably the result of an infection. Light-medium-bodied. Not good, but still drinkable.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to bhensonb. Poured copper with not much of a head. Aroma was caramel, grain, earth, plum, and slight chocolate. Flavor was caramel, toffee, grain, and slightly metallic. Body was full with mild carbonation.