KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a hazy brown with an orange hue and had an average sized (1-2 finger) off white rocky head that was mostly diminishing leaving behind a nice amount of residue allowing for some good lacing.
The aroma off the bat was of a piney hop with a toasted biscuit malt and a horse blanket scented yeast and also had a nice hint of caramel.
It tasted moderately sweet and malty at first then progressed into a sweet hopped up malty flavor with a nice note of caramel at the end that left the flavor lasting a nice long time after the swallow.
Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and slightly watery in texture with a soft carbonation.
Overall a very flavorful brew and a nice interpretation of the style.
closey22 (1684) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep Amber thin rimming beige head ; aroma is malty sweet; flava is malty roasty sweet hints of vanilla and squash; feels medium yet crisp and fizzy zingy foamy; finishes tangy slightly roasty
PorterPounder (7412) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fort Myers, Fl. - Total Wine & More - 12 oz bottle. Sparkly, medium orange pour with a soapy white head. Grainy, peppery aroma with hints of corn. Flavor has some wort-like essence to it with some peppery notes, some corniness and just a hint of ripening vegetable funkiness. Mouthfeel is slightly dry. Uninspiring.
mansquito (5468) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At work: pours copper with a small off white head. Aroma is light caramel and a couple hops. Taste is somewhat sweet with toffee and caramel. Somewhat bready. Not bad. Quite meh.
tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
BBD 1/21/16. Slightly hazy amber pour. Outstanding head volume, lacing and retention.
Light nose of toasted biscuit with a caramel undertone. Rather bready.
Heavy light body with a smooth texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a weak burst in the finish.
The flavor profile is rather good and a bit atypical for the style. Intensity and balance are well done, but complexity is outstanding. Toasted malts yield a bready background similar to pumpernickel. The middle delivers a subtle floral bitterness and a plum/raisin undertone. As the finish approaches, the dark fruit aspect really shines as caramel cascades into the finish. The finish is clean with a subtle crispness.
smaynard6000 (1006) - Apopka, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber color with small beige colored head. Aroma of cereal grains and caramel malt. Sweet malt flavor with some barley notes. Straightforward but good.
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice take on the Oktoberfest style. Crisp, just right amount of sweetness and hop bitterness. Very good lager.
BeerdedDave (1373) - Beckley, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber color; hoppy aroma; a well balanced beer; biscuity, caramel malt and noble hops with a bit of an underlying fruitiness and some spice notes; dry, bitter finish
Nejhleader (1460) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
has a bit of a grain malt aroma. Taste is some sort of malts with a mild pine hop. pretty average.
skmikeg (1764) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper-amber with a one finger off white head which quickly fades to very little lacing. Aroma is of toasted bready malts, caramel, sweet malts, toffee, grass and earthy hops, and some citrus zest. Taste is pretty malty with a light hop profile of some earthy citrus and spiciness in the background. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a decently tasty beer that is pretty solid for the style.
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
State ticking. 12 to go. NJ via AZ from my mum to WI. Lots of nutty and biscuity malt flavor. Nice German style. Not over the top American caramel malt bomb.