spikester (602) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a growler fill at the brewpub. Amber with a good sized off-white head and generous lacings. Floral hop aroma. I haven’t had a lot of this style of brew but to me it was a great session growler. I was a good deal hoppier than I expected with plenty of rich malts to support the hops. Very tasty brew.
boFNjackson (4002) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Bailey’s Tap Room... Poured reddish with an off-white head, nice lacing. Fresh hops on the nose and a floral presence. Lots of carbonation with flavors of earthy and leafy barley/cereal-notes and a good balance between hops and malt. Finish was a little funky, like a chemical.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the PDX Green Dragon. Pours dark amber with a smooth white head. Very solid Oktoberfest, rich toasty malts up front, balanced finish. The sweetness up front in this kinda reminds me of frosted flakes in a strange way, although I’ve tasted this in a few alt biers before. With 4 other Oktoberfests on tap at the same time this was in the lead by far.