jhliesen (692) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle-kind of reminds me of the line from Airplane! when the controller talks about the pilot landing the plane, "Geez, this moron is all over the place." Fizzy red pour with a pink head, some kind of fruity aroma, my brain says cherry, but that’s because of the color. The taste is a bad marzen of malts, becoming overwhelmed by hops. Metallic finish. Good thing it was only 99 cents. Produce place.
andrewturba (890) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear raspberry red with small redish pink head that seems to last. Aromas of light malt and light earthy hops. Flavours are mild bitterness, fruity, grapefruit, minimal sweetness.
onceblind (3574) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Definitely an odd beer. Pours a hazy raspberry red with a rocky pink head that leaves a bunch of sticky lace. Faint nose but I could get some herbal hoppiness and some blood-red orange fruitiness. Flavor was earthy and semi-bland with a semi-fruity slick blood orange fruitiness, mild bitterness, and a bit of toast. Not a fan.
Ron (2313) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from JB long ago. I had forgotten this in the beer cellar behind other beers. Pours hazy red with pink fizzy head. Aroma of earthy hop and malt. Flavor is malty, earthy, lightly sweet, earthy astringent bitter in finish. Light-medium body with high carbonation. Might have been old bottle, I did not enjoy this.
Mora2000 (5306) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a deep red color with a medium sized pink head. The aroma is fairly faint. I get a bit of biscuit malt, as well as some toffee and a bit of earth. The flavor is also fairly faint. I get some sweet caramel malt but that is about it. There is a little earth and grass, as well as some metallic notes. Also, as the beer warms, I get some medicinal character that is not good. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Pass on this one.
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Schmaltz Brewery, Freaktoberfest is an interesting and tasty beer treat!
Pours blood red and perfectly clear, head is a bit on the pink side and lacing is not bad at all.
Caramel malts, grains, sweet toasty malts, and a little fruit make up the aroma.
Taste wise it’s not too far off from a Marzen or Octoberfest. Nice caramel malts and toasty, bready malts make up the bulk of the flavor. Hop bitterness is present in a balancing way, but isn’t the main attribute. It grows some as it warms though.
Body is lager-y and pretty easy drinking, yet full and right on the money for a marzen or Octoberfest style beer.
I think it’s another very interesting beer from Schmaltz, one of my favorite US breweries!
tnkw01 (933) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red color, pinkish red head. Rather hoppy tasting for a marzen beer. But still good. Aroma is hay, bread, grass.
jandd1983 (2050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured an awesome reddish/pinkish color with an off-white head. The aroma was of hops and some fruit. The taste was between the fruit and wheat and lived up to its name. Very different, and not bad.
SamP01 (499) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a reddish amber with a pinkish hued slowly fading medium head. Aroma and Taste of toasted barley, some caramel malt, yeast bready notes with some fruity esters, some mild bitterness. Palate is a medium body, crisp with good carbonation. Finishes with some toasted barley, malt, yeast a bit of fruity flavor and light bitterness. Overall not withstanding the pink head an ok drinking brew.
jhamp9 (925) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear red pour with a pink head. Bready aroma with some cranberry. Taste is hop bitterness, bready malt and tart cranberry. Hop bitterness lingers in the finish.