blipp (7603) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours gold with an off white head. Sweet malt aroma with caramel and honey. The flavor is well balanced with sweet caramel and a bit of toasted bread, followed by a light hoppy finish. Very nice example of the style.
SudsMcDuff (7519) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft @ the Ellicottville brewpub in Ellicottville, NY .. . i enjoyed this one- a very nice example .. . light caramel, a touch sweet .. . a good finish .. . this is awesome! .. . . Excuse me, but "proactive" and "paradigm"? Aren’t these just buzzwords that dumb people use to sound important? Not that I’m accusing you of anything like that.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Pretty good Octoberfest. Copper colored, toasted malts, bready aroma. well balanced beer
Radek Kliber (6869) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma: mild , one dimensional , grainy malty notes. Not very refined. 5-
Appearance: clear golden look with medium plus white snowy top. Some lace shown. 3+
Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: medium light bodied. Mineral notes with slight nutty hints , gentle bittering. Fairly smooth , clean in approach. Simple , tad think for style but drinkable. Hops showing late but ...
Braudog (6114) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. There’s just a slight haze on this orange-yellow beer. The head is super sticky, clinging to the sides of the glass for dear life as it subsides. The aroma is fresh and snappy, the aroma of fall. This drinks with a crisp tartness, with a nicely balanced light malt backdrop, and finishes with a subtle, funky bite. Very nice O-fest! (#4969, 4/3/2013)
jgb9348 (5316) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crisp copper coloured body with a very thin off-white head that fades immediately and almost no movement at all - okay looking. Aroma of metal, a touch of malt and a few minor sugars - not much going on at all. Light-bodied; Metallic and slightly chewy malt note and a touch of citrus and some cleanser and just about nothing else. Aftertaste is pretty mild with some malt and a touch of alcohol. Overall, a pretty bland and uninspired beer with not much going on and not a great example of the style. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York on 18-November-2011 for US$2.55 sampled at home in Washington on 12-February-2012.
dmac (5087) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle from Cranbury BuyRite. Meh, this is lousy. Poured a flat orange/amber with hardly any head. Aroma of wet bread and slight nutts. Flavor of wet bread crusts, hint of citrus, and acorns. Watery mouthfeel with stronger carbonation. Skip this.
zach8270 (4003) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Copper color with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet with some toasted malts and a light hop twinge. Flavor is very sweet and bready with a smooth and sweet malt flavor. Very well balanced. Quite a nice beer.
Ron (3274) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2011 Brewfest Roch. Copper color with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet with some toasted malts and a light hop twinge. Flavor is very sweet and bready with a smooth and sweet malt flavor. Very well balanced. Nice Octoberfest.
jb (2699) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark gold. Nose is more hop dominated than typical, floral citrus. Clean palate, german hops, sweet, a bit of malt. Balance and okay, misses the mark of an Okt.