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 (2835) - 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 (1134) - 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 (2001) - 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 (2990) - 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 (5958) - Valdosta, 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 (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - 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.
Cavie (3672) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper orange color with a bit of white foam. Aroma is dry malts, light caramel and some autumn leaves. Flavor is dry, grainy and a bit of soft sweet notes. Finishes a bit oddly sour.