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Bristol Red Baron Octoberfest

Bristol Red Baron Octoberfest
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
A hardy beer befitting the celebration and the man it commemorates, Red Baron Octoberfest is a dark lager brewed in the traditional Vienna style. Vienna and Munich malts give our Octoberfest a toasty, dry flavor and ruddy brown color that warm the heart when the leaves begin to fall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz. bottle thanks to Jeff. Appearance: finger light tan head, copper gold color, clear, good lacing. Aroma: caramel, earthy malt, German hops, pilsner. Palate: light-medium body, average carbonation, bitter finish, lightly sticky. Taste: sweet caramel malts with growing grassy hops bitterness that grows. Overall, pretty drinkable, but a bit cloying and not super well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Draft pour. Deep copper/amber appearance. Sweet, malty aroma. Taste is caramel, roasted malt, sugar. Light bitterness. Sweet caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Amber pour with a frothy head. I am not sure when it was brewed but holds its flavor well in January/14. Good aroma of malts and the autumn woods. Dry mouth with a well balanced hop and malt mix, Not over spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ajnepple (3443) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2013
12 oz bottled three months ago from Evergreen Discount. Lighter shade of amber with a nice looking white head that lingers and laces the glass. Fairly mild aroma of toasted malts, toffee, caramel, light chocolate and earthy hops. Similar flavor, bitter and sweet with a light to medium, thinner body. Smooth, dry feel with a lingering, bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
drjay44 (2966) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thin ivory head, with slight laacing, over a slightly hazy dark amber (SRM 15) body....nose is cereal, hints of toffee/caramel, minimal esters or hops.......taste is cereal, light toffee/caramel, finishing bitter.......mouth feel medium, carbonation medium, with a light acid finish. The label say s this is a Vienna style Lager. This misses that style most emphatically. The malt back bone is not big enough and the hop bitterness dominates the finish over much. This need an increase in both malt strength and depth while maintaining attenuation to avoid sweetness. BJCP 6/3/10/4/5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (5414) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Slightly hazy dark copper with a medium rocky head that leaves loads of lace. Nose is a bit more hoppy than I expect, but its very pleasant. Kinda grassy and a wee bit piney, as if it were dry hopped, with an earthy biscuity caramelly undertone. The flavor is not as exciting as the nose, bringing pale malt and marzen biscuit, a lot of dryness, and a grassy herbal sort of hop resin on the finish with no maltiness to clean it up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zoucrew102 (871) - - OCT 4, 2013
Tap at powers old Chicago, COS. Malty aroma with a bit of caramel and earthy hops. Pours copper colored with a medium, white head. Caramel malt sweetness to start followed by a dry, earthy, hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jlocolorado (10) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2013
It is like drinking Halloween and Thanksgiving all at the same time. This brew just screams fall. Nice rich full yet clean brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (1059) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2012
12oz bottle poured a clear amber hue w/ avg white frothy mostly diminishing head and good lacing. Mild aroma of cookie, straw, carmel, and butterscotch. Taste is light sweet front to finish. Flavor of straw and carmel. Light to medium body, oily texture, and soft carbonation. Not complex, but a very drinkable Octoberfest malty brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RSRIZZO (1899) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2012
On tap at Old Chicago Colorado Springs, part of the octoberfest mini tour 2012. Color is a hazy gold with good carbonation and a thick head. Aroma is a faint spicy hop scent. It has a lighter medium body with a light crisp mouth feel. Flavor of grain that leans on corn then a mild hop citrus and a hint of pepper. After taste is a mild bitterness and a clean feel. Overall its a nice easy drinking brew but nothing great and just too light for an octoberfest.

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