redlem (1295) - 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 (7113) - 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.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the Riverside in Kent, Ohio on 9/11/06. Clear orange with a big white head. Wonderful malty and grainy aroma,with little to no hop presence. This has a rich and thick mouthfeel with a wonderful smoothness. Caramel sweetness is cut just a little by light bittering. Doesn’t finsih too sweet or sticky, but I wouldn’t call it dry either. Seems like just the right balance for the style. This is certainly one of the better Marzens that I’ve had - rich and satisfying.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid entry into the Octoberfest brews...big biscuity/caramel flavor, with a nice lightly roasty taste. Some toffee in the background. Palate is spot on for the style. Lighly carbonated mouthfeel, making drinking these one after the other quite plausible! Some continental herbal hopping to keep these from going over the sweetness cliff.