TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Kent at the Riverside. Nice deep amber color with a very thin off white head. The aroma is light, sweet and a bit citrusy. The flavor is smooth, and clean with a medium body. The Hops and malts are both present, but not over powering. Clean finish. Very good beer.
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. Ivory head, fast rising carbonation, transparent, and an orange hue. Sweet, malty, caramel, note of toffee, sweet, and spicy. Flavor was malty, caramel, spicy and toffee. Tingly palate. Medium body. Nicely done and worthy of a try.
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It is a fest beer you are either in the mood for one or you are not, hops or no hops, sweet malts or not. Most fest beers are well made and taste the same. This is no exception. Very well made, up their with Capital Oktoberfest in quality. Clear amber nice head. Sweet caramel malt aroma and taste. Smooth finish.
Briarbush (1) - USA - SEP 28, 2006 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap in Akron. Very light aroma. Flavor is almost sweet with hardly no hops. Great balanced flavor. Finish is smooth. Great beer.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - SEP 25, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours golden with an off wite head. There is a light aroma of some malt but little else. Flavor is mild with a slight touch of caramel sweetness and barely a hint of hops. Finish is light.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at 91 in Canton area, smooth, went well with pasta, malt, caramel, very good
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at barley’s smokehouse: Amber color, with a small off white head. Aroma, caramel, some grassy hops, some floral notes. Flavor, caramel, some yeast, a light bitterness on the finish, some toasted notes in there as well. Smooth and sweet. Another nice one from great lakes.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Barley’s Smokehouse - Pours dark copper with a fair tan foamy head that stays well and laces some on the shaker it was served in. Aromas of caramel and toasted malt with a hint of toffee and a touch of spice. Flavor is mostly caramel but there is some good toffee there as well and a touch of bitter on the finish. Smooth and creamy on the palate. I don’t think anyone does lagers like Great Lakes.. Pretty nice all around..
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the brewpub. Clear dark copper color with a medium thick white head with fair retention. Speckled lacing throughout the glass. Sweet malty aroma along with a touch of caramel and nuts. Medium-bodied and smooth with a strong malt presence, as well as caramel and a bit of hops to liven it up. The finish is mostly sweet malt with a light hop finish. Above average.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I forgot what the 8th beer was on my sampler list from Ohio Brewfest 2006, but It came back to me. Nice abv and very smooth. Burgundy colour with a haed ring but little real head to speak of. Caramelly sticky sweetness... as with all Great Lakes brews, the real star is the malts.