Panzuriel (1384) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Festbier pours medium copper hazy with a half inch thick head of white bubbles. Nose is medium malt with just a hint of caramel. Taste is medium malty, just a bit weaker or more watery than expected. Body is smooth and thin. Finish is just a bit of warming good bitter.
JStax (3548) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pour. Pours a translucent copper with a white head of foam. Aroma is a little spicy and cake-like. Carrot cake. Doughy and spice taste. Lighter body and subtle carbonation.
Tmoney99 (11694) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap sample at CMF 2012.. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
JaBier (5300) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at CBC. Clear amber to copper pour with a thin tan head. Malty and caramelly nose with light fruit and some hop. Malty and nutty flavor with some caramel and roast before a bitter hop finish. Nicely done.
daniellunsford (105) - - SEP 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich copper with a fluffy 2 finger head. Musty funk, tangy yeast on the nose. Chocolate, metallic, german hops, and enough sweet malt to balance out the whole package.
jsquire (3693) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Amber color with a white head that shrank to a lasting whisp. Light sweet malty nose. Flavors of caramel, dried malt and bread crust. A little hop kick at the end. Very nice with my lunch.
rondphoto (2690) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium amber, good head dissolves to edge quickly. Light lace. Understated, but nicely done. Bright, sweet, spicy caramel malt. This is "Lite Octoberfest" in the best sense of that term. It seemed thin at first, but quickly filled in to be a solid session choice. Well done.
DiarmaidBHK (3682) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at yellow brick pizza. Pours brown with a thin white head. Not much on the nose. There’s a slight smoothness to the mouthfeel with a hint of caramel. Clean finisher. Solid but not spectacular.
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clean crisp aromas. Pours dark amber with a small white head. Tea flavors. Overall an average fest beer.
Dogbrick (9181) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 09/09/2011. The beer is a clear dark orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt and mild hops. Light to medium body with a sweet malt and caramel flavor balanced by a light hoppy note. The finish is malty with a butterscotch/caramel aftertaste. Decent overall.