CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle: weizen: this beer, and so far this brewery has been a let down... very average, no risks, no over the top flavors... satisfying yes, but stand out? No.
dmac (5087) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle from Spirits RB. Pours a mostly lifeless honey amber body with a large frothy white head. Aroma was brown bread, slight nutts, rotting fruit, alcohol and stale caramel. Flavor is pretty flat with only a slight hint of cereal grains and a slight bitter finish. Not really anything good here, it’s like a BMC version of an Oktoberfest rather then a creaft brewery version.
eaglefan538 (2982) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from SL. Pour was straw golden to light amber in color with a nice pilsner-like head and lacing all the way down. The aroma was pilsy malts, grassy hops, honey, biscuity malts. The flavor followed, some caramel in there, but really a nice ofest-pilsnery type interpretation of the ofest style. Good strong hops presence over all the grainy and malty bigness. Mouthfeel was moderate, clean, especially for the flavor. Nice job!
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2010 Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a mug. There appears to be no freshness date on the label.
Appearance: The body has a deep golden to light amber color with very good clarity and lots of carbonation. Its head is just off white in color and fades down quickly to just a wispy thin layer which makes very little lacing.
Smell: In the nose there are notes of pale light malt, biscuits and a very light touch of herbal/floral hops. There is also a light sweetness and something that reminds me of smartlys candy.
Taste/Palate: It has a base of light roasted malt, grain and some biscuity flavors with mild sweetness. Hop flavor is light, mostly floral with some leafy and citrus notes on the finish. The finish also has the mildly sweet malt turning dry and crisp with more of a raw grain and husk character. The body has a light to medium feel and its carbonation is quite lively and a bit fizzy on the palate.
Notes: The head retention was a bit of a let down for me but it was still a tasty Oktoberfest style beer. It was a little bit lighter in color and body than most but it was very drinkable.
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a one-finger head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma is slightly nutty and grainy lighty toasty caramel with a faint stone fruit note. Taste is toasted malts, caramel, plum and other stone fruits and a faint nutty note. Finish of faint, muted hops. Medium bodied.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at rnh. Pour is clear amber with a slight hue of bronze. Vanilla and slight smokey hazelnut notes. Tastes remeniscent of cream soda. Fizzy, light, Ok
yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly cloudy dark golden in color with an ever so slightly off white head. The head was ’pillow-ee’ with some lace present. The aroma was ever so faint and disappointing given the head. Lighter crisp citrus flavors topped off with toasted bread short lived finish.
DHHAR528 (4) - Harrison, USA - SEP 25, 2009 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity tart and tangy. It’s a good stable offering. Excellent color, smooth as glass with perfect carbonation. Nice lumpy head that doesn’t last.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - The Wine Source. Soft caramel bisquit aromas with a soft toasty foundation. Light toffee toastiness rounds with just a hint of spicy hops. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Not half bad...
obguthr (5088) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Weak mushroomy aroma of barley malt. Immaculately clear amber, with a thin white head. Barley flavor, a bit on the tinny side. Slightly creamy mouthfeel with tart cherries and vanilla in the end. An undetermined bitterness throughout. It has some unique qualities, but misses the mark too.