rajendra82 (954) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The shocking red appearance was enough to make me yell what the hell is this, but that was nothing compared to the pink foam forming above the body. Alright, now that I was done with this part of the review, I could turn off the lights so that I could get myself to drink this. The smell was not quite as weird as the looks, but the cooked vegetable matter hidden under the hops made this somewhat unappealing in that regard as well. The taste was a decent blend of hops and malts, but felt a little bland. The aftertaste was initially metallic, but improved as the beer warmed up. The beer felt pretty good in the mouth with a medium thick but sticky palette. This did not turn out to be the drain pour that I was afraid it might be, after I first laid my eyes on it.
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 18, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok, first off, this is candy apple red with a light red head. Bizarre. The aroma was rich hard cherry candy and bubblegum. The taste was muted malt and fall leaves. There was a little bit of toffee and iced tea finish. Drinkable, but far from special.
BeerBunker (722) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2008
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
The bottle art is amazing, but it does not mention anywhere amongst the bombastic statements what the hell kind of beer it is. Pours a red color, with a pink head. Cute novelty, but it doesn’t make a good beer. I could pull nothing except the smell of dye and possibly some malts from the aroma. Taste is very bland. A small trace of cherries can be detected, and that’s about it. This is on the same level as a bland pale lager, but with a goofy color. Waste of money.
JK (4520) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Weird red color, like it is going to be a fruit beer. Almost no aroma at all. Dry malt flavor, bitter actually from the malt. I don’t care that its red, but it isn’t very good anyway.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours like red cream soda with a tall lasting head. Aroma is mild with hints of red hots. Medium full nectar with good carbonation. I can see a glimpse of the Okto style trying to peep through but this bittering component slaps me in the face and I soon forget everything. Well, this is not my beer of choice under any circumstance. It doesn’t taste good, plain and simple. Not even to be cool ? No!
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 16, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Cherry red beer with a pinkish head. LIght malty, caramrl, mineral aroma. Hoppy for an octoberfest with some malt, caramel, spice, and earth. There’s a funny oily slickness to the mouthfeel. Malt lingers with a bit of fruitiness and some earth/spice.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours red with a thin white head. Smells of caramel, some earthy hints, subtle peppery notes, tea. Tastes slightly bitter and spicy with some nice toasty malt hints. Decent.
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Wine & Cheese Place in (near) St. Louis, MO. Cherry red with a humongous pink head - now this really is freaky. Red dye #1 in my beer? Damn stuff even smells of red dye - pardon, of maraschino cherry. Near medium body with near creamy carbonation. Flavor is bitter noble hop over very light cherry and pale malt. This is bitter stuff, once your mind comes off the ceiling. Every sip is cherry sweet, but eventually it’s bitter as heck again. Served in a black mug it might pass as a normal and really good beer.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Odd aroma, rather toasted with some sweet caramel notes. Flavor is extremely sweet, still not a hint of funk, tartness, sourness, nothing. It’s not terrible as a drink, if a bit sweet, but probably wouldn’t buy it again as a beer in general, and much less a lambic.
LilBeerDoctor (3504) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep red with a thick pink head, which is a little disconcerting but aside from that it’s pretty...(obviously it’s food coloring). Aroma is pretty standard for an oktoberfest with lots of sweet caramel malt. Flavor is sweet with a wheat finish and cherry syrup, somehow. It’s not bad, really, once you get over the fake-redness (to be honest, I have seen at least one other oktoberfest beer dyed red at the Gingerman in NYC, so it wasn’t THAT strange). Much better than a 2.64 and quite drinkable.