hopwine (669) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2014 bready, biscuity with moderate sweetness. Malt dominated flavor profile is broken up by toasty oak, fresh fruity esters, and light noble hop presence. Super dry finish.
Maxbier (890) - Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden pour with creamy off white head. Grassy lemon aroma. Herbal grassy bitterness with some biscuity malt. lightly grassy finish.
Emeister84 (2084) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can from Whole Foods (Charlottesville, VA). Aromas of grassy hops, floral, some citrus, bready, caramel. Clear burnished gold with a fully lasting white head, great head retention. Slightly sweet, with sharp earthy hops, fresh bready malt flavors. Light-medium bodied.
hershiser2 (2060) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
$2.65 pint can, Wine Warehouse. Pours clear golden with a large off-white head. Lightly sweet aroma of grasses, autumn leaves. Taste is a bittersweet lager with plenty of grasses and browning leaves, minor grains and possibly corn. Not bad at all.
jbruner (3998) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden orange from the can with thin bubbly white head that dissipates to leave light lace. Aroma and taste of light bready grain, hint of oak, and light fruitiness. Really nice for the style, firestone doesn’t disappoint.
HeadyDE (751) - Delaware, USA - SEP 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallboy can pours a golden copper color with 1 finger frothy head, assumed this was aged in oak, but apparently not, typical aroma for the style with real subdued malt base, taste follows suit, not as sweet or malty like many in the style, fairly easy to drink, don’t really care for this style much these days, but not bad overall..
dmac (5599) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tallboy can from Spirits Jackson. Poured a good looking burnt orange body, slightly thinner, with an average sized super light beige frothy head. Aroma is mostly malts, wet breads, crackers and bread crust. Flavor is on the weak side, malty, grains and crusts with just a light hint of metal on the end. Unoffensive easy drinking beer.
thepatrickman (837) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can at home. Definitely a confusing name -- anyone who sees the word "Oak" on a bottle of FW is going to assume it’s oak aged, not named after "Paso Robles". But, having said that, this is still delicious. It’s exactly what you’d want from an Oktoberfest beer -- sweet, malty, a little dark, a little complex, and satiating. Good stuff.
Capa (2727) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light orange with a white head. Sweet toasted grain, light earthy hops, mild but sharp bitterness. Finish has more of the faintly caramel malts with a bit of a snap right at the end. Solid.
AirForceHops (6190) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can. 1st thing, don’t use oak, it it is not used. Once I got around the fact that this was not aged in oak, I realized it still is a very enjoyable fall seasonal. Aroma is toasted grain, bready, mild musty basement.
Flavor has some noble hops to balance out the Vienna malts. Body is light but also made for drinking in large doses. Pretty nicely balanced. I don’t like the appearance of fall seasonals at the beer store. Mostly because it means summer is over but aside from that ... this beer is drinking really well and I could drink it in pretty large doses right now. That means something to me.
MattH (781) - California, USA - SEP 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Flavor is sweet malt like the description, with a little apple-like fruitiness as well. Highly carbonated.