deaconmike (470) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Yard House. Clear golden with white head. Aroma is caramel and bread. Taste is sweet, followed by mild bitterness. Body is light, good carbo. Don’t care for the style.
RobBestwick (845) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a can. Fresh and sweet malty aroma. Pours golden in colour with a frothy white head. Sweet malt flavour with some spice notes and a touch of dry woodiness. There is some balancing hoppy bitterness as well. Medium body and a balanced finish.
swesson (373) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Hot Shots in Pismo Beach. Thin white head and a dark gold body. Aroma is of biscuit and a bit of malt. Tastes of malty marzen, but not much hop. Quite frankly, I was expecting a bit more intensity for an Octoberfest. So many great ones to choose from right now and I'm afraid this one just doesn't stand out from the crowd.
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furthur (920) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler, medium amber beer, nice, bubbly white head, some lace. Aroma is malt, caramel, cloves, plums. Taste is malt, cloves, banana, coffee. Palate is medium, carbonation moderate.
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Shiny copper, calling me in. Thin but staying head. This is exceptionally smooth, with classical Fest qualities ... light caramel, a little bit of pleasant wood finish, and a little Teutonic hop kiss. (#6376, 10/16/2016)
BuckeyeBoy (6150) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a golden copper topped with a white head. Nose is bread dough some sweet caramel notes and grass. Taste is more of the dough caramel sweetness a little spice and earthy.
UXO (1524) - CANADA - OCT 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: clear pale gold with one fat finger of rocky white head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: light caramel and honey, crackery malt, grassy hay. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Medium-light body, moderate carbonation, sweetish medium duration lightly bitter finish. (3/5)
Not my favourite style, by a long shot, but a decent implementation regardless. Not as interesting as I was hoping for, though: it isn’t actually oak-aged, but rather named after Paso Robles, the hometown of Firestone Walker. So, no oak character, and only very mild hops. Still, pleasant enough. Very easy drinking and something one could drink a few of, presumably while eating large chunks of pig and listening to a tuba band. (13/20)
darbeer75 (559) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: lightly cereal-like; Appearance: clear light amber pour with fluffy white head that sticks around; Taste: malty and smooth with pleasing bitterness at the finish; Palate: medium body with medium finish; Overall: quite good for the style. Would get again.
Skinnyviking (8924) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampler at Rivival Brews. Low fluffy lasting white head. Clear yellow golden body. Mild fruity aroma and flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long finish.
Hiledd (93) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vanilla and oak aroma. Clear reddish brown color. Medium body that dissipates quickly on tongue. Pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla, and toffee flavor with oak finish. Sweet molasses in flavor too.
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nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz can pours a lightly hazy dark orange with some filmy, white head. Nose has malt, yeast, dough, some caramel, a little forest floor. Flavor has mild wet walnut, malt, crackers and dough, yeast, some toffee. Finishes mostly dry.