iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2005 After many more tastes decided to re-rate since I deem the prior a bad line. Very solidly crafted & built. Good subtle balance of bready & sweet malt with a slight hoppy tracing. Cool dirty head and murky copper color. Some stickiness in the after taste. Finishs well.
Distictly yeasty in the nose - couldn’t discern whether it was the tap lines or beer (though the place has a good rep for turnover - also have had bottled). Fairly non-descript taste with sweeter malts missing the mark. I like the Brooklyn lineup, but this player was nowhere near it’s German counterparts. A general disappointment. 2.5
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Roasty unfiltered caramel color with minial white/off-cream head. Matly sugars on the nose. Somewhat fishy and musty on the tongue. As well, it’s also just off-bitter with the taste. This almost comes off as a Scottish Ale (but then again, I could have had a bad bottle). It’s passable, but not one of the better ones I’ve had of Mr. Oliver’s brews. (Bottle Pour 1/28/2007)
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle purchased from Clarendon Wines in Boston. Pours a clear, rich copper with a bit of head. Aroma is a bit indistinct. Taste follows - fairly indistinct. Some malts, not a lot of hops. Nothing standing out in this one to make me want to buy it again. Yawn.
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2004
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2004 bottle from 23 street NYC,
very nice amber "fall" color,
malty as hell ,good doe, would like it wit a meal not great
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
:Pours clear copper with a a fair white head. Aroma is of malts, grass and a little caramel. Very light, smooth flavor. Mostly malts and notes of grass.
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brown/copper color with just a little head. The aroma is light, sweet, and malty. The flavor is malty, with a little bit of bitterness and breadiness. I thought this was pretty good, but it’s nothing spectacular.
Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber color with a thin off-white head. Quite sweet aroma with hints of fruit and butter. Refreshing flavor with a malty touch and a wellbalanced light hoppiness. Simple and clean, fresh and easely drinkable.
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. pours a nice copper color with a decent amount of tan head.has a nice spicy, sweet aroma.taste is a bitter at first with a warm finish. really kind of bland tasting though.
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried this on tap at The Hay Merchant in Houston,TX. One of the better oktoberfest beers I have had with allspice and nutmeg notes.
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DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a bad ockoberfest but not great. It has a decent floral hops flavor with a malty finish, although it is nothing special. I found it to be somewhat boring...