hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber body with a thin lasting off-white head. Overall sweet, nutty aroma with caramel and a touch of grass. Smooth and creamy with average carbonation. Interesting but quite nice flavor. Caramel sweetness along with some tea fades to a mildly bitter finish. Very tasty.
BlackHaddock (5072) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on 1st Oct 2015: last beer of the night in The Crown Inn, Oakengates Shropshire. Clear reddy brown body with a beige toping. Nose was spiced toffee blocks with fruit and nuts in the mix (think Bluebird Toffee if you are British). The taste was also toffee like and semi-sweet in nature. Not like any Oktoberfest beer I have had before, but I liked this offering from a brewery I have not had a beer from for a long time: mental note to find some more offerings from these guys.
superspak (3603) - Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into dimpled mug, best before 12/11/2015. Pours crystal clear reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good Oktoberfest style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Nocturne (1273) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Volta, Didsbury. Hazy brownish amber. Slightest of heads. Toffee, anise, and a big fat maltiness all the way through. Touch of earthy bittering hops. Not notably sweet. Seems like a pretty solid example of the style.
Theydon_Bois (13395) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, thanks to James, 23/09/15.
Clear chestnut brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is dark fruit, spice, nutmeg, toffee.
Taste comprises caramel, malt, spice, biscuit, light candy, figs.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Tasty enough offering.
ryrpat (222) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice smooth and light Oktoberfest. Very flavorful with nice caramel taste.
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Towey1989 (796) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear amber colour with a thin off white head. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel, some honey, slight molasses and subtle bread, smells just like malt from a can. Taste is similar of toasted malts, caramel, some honey, slight wood, grain and subtle vegetable. Light bodied and moderate carbonation, but went flat quick. A toasty bitterness in the finish. Annoyingly unaspiring, really like this brewery but this is an average malty beer. Drinkable though.
angel77 (1572) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Botella 33 cl en el lúpulo Oviedo en marzo 2011. con fech. Cons pref para antes 19-08-2011. (r888)una de trigo con toques amargos. Normal.
conway (2098) - - MAY 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden brown with a 2 finger off white head. Aroma is grape, bread crust and brown sugar. Taste is similar but more earthy and with a seltzer note. Thin spritzy mouthfeel. Ok.
SarkyNorthener (3159) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Copper beer with small head. Aroma of caramel and malts. Taste is caramel, Malta and a little spice. Ok beer.
RichTheVillan (4835) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear light copper pour with a thin white head, bread and toffee aroma, taste has bread dough, sweet caramel, a hint of apple.