Devils Backbone O’Fest
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Oktoberfest bier. Rich smooth malty notes dominate this traditional Bavarian Oktoberfest style beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrettTaylor (638) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Poured into a pint glass at New river Grill. A bit sweet on the tongue. Missing some of the malty flavor I expect from a marzen. Pretty good, but I have had better this season.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (5470) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Some bitter barley malt makes this a decently drinkable oktoberfest. Light bitter finish. Orange pour with ok head and lacing. Fizzy, with poignant barley. Lightly sugared malt. Tap at Pizzeria paradiso Dupont.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartlebier (2668) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 20, 2014
(US 2012 backlogged in abstinentia) Pint Draft@Flying Fish Restaurant, Alexandria VA. Faint Oktoberfest cover, bordering on watery cream ale: some cereal, distant EU hop lozenge, slightly sticky/oily palate. Did not interfere with the fish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (3333) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Draft. Pours very cloudy medium copper brown with a fizzy white head. Tastes malty, Slightly bitter, like squash and medium creamy hops. Low/medium body and medium carbonation. Smells malty and creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (4282) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Tap at WOB. Pours hazy copper with creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel and cookie malts, light toast, dates, floral notes, prunes, and some light funk. Flavor is dry malts with a touch of caramel sweetness, light hop bitterness, some dark fruit esters, and faint spice; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Serving: Draft at MacDowell Brew Kitchen. Surprisingly dark reddish amber pour for a fest bier. Creamy, light tan head. The nose is muted with a little earthy hops and caramel malt. The flavor has a light nuttiness to go with a very malty flavor profile. The little bit of earthy hops don’t win out on this one. A little fuller bodied than I would go for in my O’fest, but it has a crisp finish and wasn’t bad. Somehow I doubt you would see anything like this at a Bavarian Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
warcog (3) - Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2013 does not count
poured from tap, little to no head, no lacing, pours a red amber. Very little aroma, slight sweet malt scent, though the beer is quite cold at the moment. Had to really smell it deeply to detect a strong aroma. taste is fairly sweet, malty, no detectable hop character. Subtle caramel aftertaste. Medium body. An ok oktoberfest, but would not be my go to seasonal beer. Drinkable but not remarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (5816) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Deep amber small head. The nose is rich caramel, a bit of nuts. Rich malty sweetness. The taste is more of the same. Brown bread, caramel. Trail mix. Light body, moderate carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10831) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt with earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, a clean lager character and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1503) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Draft Pours a a hazy amber color with an offwhite head. The beer dissipated to no head and no lacing. Aroma and taste of caramel and toasted malts. Medium to light body with soft carbonation. Decent finish with caramel malt and some spices.

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