drsordr (1121) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour clear copper. Nose all sweet malt. Mild apple or sweet fruit. Taste again all malt. Minimal bitterness.
rondphoto (2085) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ Barleycorn’s / Lakeside Park KY --- Clear dark amber with a full white head, bands and polka dots of lace. Taste is lightly spiced caramel malt that grows through the palate, turning slightly bitter in the end. Nicely conceived, well-balanced.
chucklemation (510) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light amber with a white foam head. Aroma is caramel malts. The caramel and malts come off more strongly in the flavor, giving it a sweet taste. Very good.
pdx76 (629) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pours medium amber with thick foamy head. Nose of malt and caramel. Taste is of sweet malt, caramel, and spice. Could see this used as a dessert beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pdx77 (1390) - Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Amber color with creamy white head. Aroma is honey, caramel malt, and light grass. Taste is similar to aroma, with lots of honey and a hint of grassy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel and a lingering bittersweet caramel finish.
spokeydonkey (14) - somerville, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark copper/light amber beer with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is spicy, floral with some caramel/butterscotch in the background. Well balanced flavor: caramel, butterscotch, with spicy hops behind it. Medium bodied with some sweetness to carry it through.
tillmac62 (216) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
BBD 10/30/14. Pours a clear amber with a nice dark ruby hue. Good head and retention, rich excellent lacing. Nice nose of malt - caramel, biscuit and a light spicy note. Medium body with a creamy texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish. Excellent flavor profile that is balanced and complex. It begins with a toasted biscuit character which flows into caramel over a subtle note of sweetness. The middle is slightly bitter with a very nice touch of spice. The finish is clean, slightly sweet, and a noble hop flavor lingers while the spice tickles the tongue. Great Lakes has nailed it, again.
kambei70 (617) - - SEP 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2014 bottle. A beautiful crystal clear amber/copper color with a thin white head. Nice malt, caramel and nutmeg smell. Taste is malt and caramel with a little all spice and a nice floral bitterness at the end. Medium body.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TattooJack (111) - Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the bottle into a county fair drinking jar (with handle). I drank 3 of these in about 20 minutes, and in doing so I went back in time to 1990 when I attended an Oktoberfest in Munich. I could smell the bratwurst cooking as I went from beer tent to beer tent drinking each offering and swiping unattended empty liter mugs into my backpack (I believe I acquired 8 that day). This beer made me miss three things about Germany: 1.) German unadulterated Lowenbrau, b.) Singing shamelessly and out of tune along with music in a language I hardly understood, 3.) Making out with girls I just met who had no concept of daily showering or shaving. If the Army would have put that in my contract I’d have signed up and served for free. Thanks Great Lakes for the walk down memory lane!
Beerathon (1221) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Marzens are a style I typically don’t care for unless done very well, and this one fits that criteria. Strong malt profile, but not sweet. Hops are detectable, which is nice. An Oktoberfest that I actually enjoyed.