solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty easy drinking with a sharp barley profile. Finishes with a touch of bitterness and some mash sourness. Pours dark amber with OK head and lacing. Tao at union pub.
SODAK14 (294) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really like this copper colored brew. Smooth even with the high alcohol content. Fortunately I only had a couple on hand otherwise it may have been tough getting up in the morning. A real drinkable beer!
WabashMan (1014) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice Oktoberfest. Pours a very attractive copper with off white head. Nose is sweet and malty, but too thin to get top marks. Flavor is nice, malty at first and then spicy and dry in the finish.
gschrade (778) - Collinsville, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish with a white head. Taste sweet, caramel, bready. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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Ericular (686) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maybe I’m just digging this style now that October is almost here, but for some reason I’ve rated a few of these much higher than average lately. This has a solid, approachable, sweet malted flavor. Dry and earthy. Not bad at all.
Carlisle (96) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Thick, white head, dissipates quickly. Opaque caramel color. Faint malt nose. Malt; some toast and biscuit. Drier, slightly bitter finish with a trace of alcohol. Decent but unremarkable.
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NikkTwist (1747) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Fado. Clear medium orange amber pour with soft off-white foam. Well balanced. Just enough drying spicy hops to work against the medium-toasted grain flavors. Does not feel like a proper Marzen style-wise but trumps most other American attempts.
gsmitty80 (1833) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Respectable Oktoberfest but nothing to bring me back. Good malt profile and German hops.
Beerman6686 (4713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a lighter be color with a white head. Aroma of caramel , toast, grassy hops, and light fruit. Flavor was similar, very clean and well integrated.
ARH (568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aromas are mostly muted with notes of syrupy cola, toatsed grain, vanilla, and a slight doughy, cheesy funk. It pours an amber clear with a light tan, soft snow drift head. It leaves a light sheet lace as it retains a good, soapy layer of head. It predominantly a medium malty sweetness. There’s a creamy carbonation to go along with an oily-thick texture and a medium light malt body. Flavors of caramel, nuts, vanilla, and cola come through with a mostly citrus and cream, with some cola finish. It’s mostly clean, but does have a slight syrupy clingy aftertaste.