DrinkinWell (263) - - JAN 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours coppery orange with very little head. A little nutty, a little caramel, a little hoppy bitterness. Not a great beer, but decent.
jrob21 (2532) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bonus from a recent trade. Probably a little past it’s prime but not totally gone yet. A little more on the grain and chewy malt side of the spectrum. Pours a pretty good looking dark orange color. No head. Toffee flavors and a smooth caramel finish. Little bit crisp.
anthony850 (250) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2013
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
I just didn't like it
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tectactoe (1725) - Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2014 Bottle: Orange flesh colored body, mild haze with a slightly gray-tinted, foamy head. Aroma is full of caramel & Munich malt, buttered toast, bread, light cinnamon-like spice notes, & some burnt cookie. Taste is similar with sweet caramel & toasty malts, notes of butter toffee, cinnamon spice, toasted bread, & a finish of clumpy lager yeast. This is a little different than many other O-fests out there, & that’s why I love it. I pick this one up every year!
Brigadier (2945) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle
Finding one of these left over from a party I figured that I would knock out an easy tick. The result was a decent enough beer in line with most of the Great Lakes offerings. This particular release will not have you rethinking the style but is a nice local for those in the Midwest.
Aroma / Appearance - A mostly transparent base is coppery and warm. Yellowy offwhite head is the hue of melting snow. Spicy almonds, caramel, and semisweet malts tickle the air. This isn’t rich and thick; instead it goes for the inviting angle of being a little mysterious.
Flavor / Palate - Vanilla, cream ale, hazelnut, and almonds are a nutty introduction to a malt driven oktoberfest. Soft on the tongue it almost melts rather than developing on the throat.. The result is something enjoyable without being a standout. I would certainly not turn one down at the bar but I don’t think I would go out of my way to buy it either.
Hartung32 (214) - Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My favorite Oktoberfest beer domestically...and probably my favorite overall. So much more depth and richness than most other domestic breweries offer; with a nice ABV too.
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beerme31 (486) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear golden medium tan head. Aroma is toasty, caramel, mild overall. Medium sweet taste. Medium-light body, thin texture, left unpleasant taste in my mouth that was hard to describe. Ok overall.
bwa5879 (643) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice clear dark orange pour with an inch or so of offwhite head. Really nice creamy and doughy scent, bitter earthy and citrus rind undertones, really nice. Soft carbonation, average body, finish slightly dry. Light flavor, cream, pine and metallic euro hops, grain-y, a bit or orange rind. Good easy drinking, a little light but great flavor.
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, Snallygaster. Clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some bread, light spicy. Medium body, light stickiness.
rlpeeler (85) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap came out a rich amber with modest head. Taste is a nice balance of hops and malt -overall a rich smooth taste. More fruity and a tad sweeter than you might expect in an Oktoberfest but a very drinkable and definitely worth a taste.