hopscotch (9106) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful, clear, copper brew. Small, fizzy, off-white head with no lacing.
The nose holds honey and light butterscotch.
Perfectly balanced flavor with honey and caramel up front. Lightly pungent, astringent and bitter on the backside.
Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation and an oily mouthfeel.
Medium-length, lightly bitter and dry finish. Very good brew!
daknole (9052) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Damn this is a pretty nasty verion of an oktoberfest. Amber pour. Very grainy and malty aroma...flavor reminds me of a bad dark lager. Macro flavors...skunk, caramel malt and sorry hops. Man I really didn’t like this.
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium copperish color with an averaged size off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, and some breadiness. Tastes of the same.
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An amber coloured beer with a whitish head. Quite a clean crisp lager in both taste and aroma. Malty but not the same malts I would recognise in a German fest beer. More vienna like really. That said, it’s pleasant enough and an easy, but unexciting drink.
Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Some hop and carbonation. Malty and carmel finish. Light mouthfeel. amber colour and a little off-white head.Dry slightly astringent aftertaste. Certainly not the best representative of this style I have had. Just boring and nothing special.
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Deep amber colour with a white head. Sweet malty aroma with plenty of deep caramelly munich malt. A touch of brown sugar as well but over it all is a lovely floral noble hop aroma. Flavour shows bready malt complexity over a bit of toastiness with lots of herbal and spicy hop notes. Lingering bready/spicy flavour. A nice marzen after two pretty poor examples.
GT2 (8366) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
355mL. Pours a clear, light amber with a small, white head. Small, decent lace. Nose is detergent with tea leaves. Taste is watery, soapy, tea leave tannic...pretty bad. Just very dull.
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Wine Warehouse. Strawberry orange pour with a large head and decent retention. Bready aroma with some grassiness. Taste is very bready as well, with notes of caramel, stone fruits and light hay. Full bodied.
leaparsons (8037) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber with a small head. Aromas are toffee and weetabix malts with lemon, yeast and chocolate. Flavours are malty with some citrus notes. Chocolate and fruit with yeast and spices. Decent.
Rune (7992) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Utobeer. Plain malty beer with a rocky, slightly yellow head over an orange-brown body. Fugacious foam. Bready malts to the nose followed by a taste of herbs, wet forest and suggestions of earthy malts. Rather strange flavour and a bit vapid (Tromsø, 10.05.2008).