GT2 (7044) - Riverslime, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap at Jack Rose. Pours a clear pink (?) with pink foam. Pink lacing. Nose is stale cheesy hops, small strawberry. Taste is vegetal, bitter root vegetables, dust, paper, sharp chemical. No good. Astringent, chemical. Can't drink. Switching to Octomore 5.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Iphonephan (2231) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a 12 oz bottle at a tasting. Pours dark pink with a light pink lasting head. Not much flavor to match the color. Not great.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Holy hops Batman! That is one red beer. Looks like a framboise lambic in the glass. Clean, boring amber lager aroma. The taste is just a light bitterness. This beer smells and tastes nothing like it looks.. reaffirming you should never judge a beer by its bottle.
maxwelldeux (2713) - Spokane, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a rather terrifying reddish brown (leaning towards red) with a thick pink head. With that alone, I’m scared (and not because I’m rating this on Halloween - the last red/pink beer I had, I poured down the toilet). Fairly hoppy, which was a nice surprise. Taste was a little malty, but not all that strong. Despite the awful appearance, this ended up being pretty good.
superspak (1912) - Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating(but apparently from last year). Pours lightly hazy reddish copper color with a nice 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Good spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of pear, apple, raisin, caramel, toast, molasses, biscuit, nuttiness, and light earthiness. Pretty nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of caramel, pear, raisin, toast, toffee, apple, molasses, biscuit, earth, and light herbal spiciness. Lingering notes of caramel, pear, raisin, toast, molasses, biscuit, earth, and light herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of flavors; almost zero cloying sweetness present on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice Oktoberfest style. Nice balance and robustness of flavors; very smooth to drink. This is fairly on par with the style as well. Definitely an enjoyable offering.
queenholly (2416) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. What the hell? Red with a small pink head! Doesn’t look like any marzen I’ve ever had. I highly suspect red #40, something I tend to avoid. I’m not impressed. Light sweet aroma, but that’s reaching. I really wasn’t able to smell much. I had to close my eyes, because the color made it easy to imagine things that weren’t really there. Thank heavens the flavor offered up something a little more traditional.. Light vegetal malt and herbal hops flavor. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation. Maybe a novelty to serve at a Halloween party, but otherwise not so great.
Brewbie (432) - New York, USA - OCT 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. woah...got to say I didn’t expect that red color with a very pink thick head. very light aroma of hops. taste is a not bad, little sweetness, bitter finish.
SaintDoyle (7) - NORMAN, USA - OCT 18, 2012 does not count
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
The red color and 6.66% abv gimicks are cute, but when it comes down to actually drinking this beer I need to remember not to. This beer has a tart taste to it that has no place in an Oktoberfest.
blutt59 (5913) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled, orange colored foam with orange amber body, fruity, spice, candy corn aroma and flavors, denser bodied than typical Octo, nice finish
heartinga (8) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2012 does not count
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Holy shit it’s red! Why is it red! I must say the best thing about the beer is the label...and maybe the color. Why is it red? Nothing else is that remarkable.