arventresca (484) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber/bronze with a white head. Smells like a typical mrzen style beer. Taste is light for the style, kind of malty. Very nice brew.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 Knoxville Brewers’ Jam. Pours orange with white head. The aroma is grain, fruit, and distinct Munich malt. The flavor is toasty with some leaves and light caramel, and a little bit of hay in the finish. Not too shabby.
lithy (3000) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the 12th Annual Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Nice orange with a creamy white head. Bitter maltiness, caramel and some toasted malt breadiness. Caramel notes in the taste and a light finish of hops.
Suttree (4452) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Knoxville 2008 Brewer’s Jam. Orangey copper,. Simple grainy and caramelly aroma. Clean and crisp, with some sweet caramel notes up front and a mildly crisp hop bite. Tasty session brew.
jrmac (325) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a thin copper color with a white head. Taste is pretty thin. A touch of malt. Not a whole lot here really. Still fairly thirst quenching however. Probably will get better with additional releases.
durhambeer (2398) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear amber/orange pour with minimal head. Aroma is fruity; hints of orange, sweet corn, minor other citrus notes as well as caramel and toffee. Smells inviting and refreshing... and the taste confirms it. Light-bodied with minor hop notes, sweet malt and a touch of spice. I think it’s pretty true to what I think of the style, and I could drink this all autumn long. Another good brew from this high-quality Asheville brewery.
OldGrowth (2107) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, from Cary Whole Foods. Good aroma, Sweet, minor sour streak. Corn, wet autumn leaves, caramel/toffee, grass. Clean brownish orange, small head, faded quickly to nothing. Bitter sweet flavor, like aroma, minus the corn. Lite body, thin smooth mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. Seems to hit all the classic points of it’s style. Might of low balled this as I enjoyed it a lot while watching the Red Sox beat the Angels. Maybe that had something to do with it.
ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour with reddish hue (almost copper. Hazy and a fluffy head. Caramel malts on the nose. Caramel/grainy flavor. A little hop on the finish.
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. small fizzy tan head (quickly and almost fully dissapated) into copper body. aromas of light caramel, light hops, and some corn (done in a good way). flavor is initially bittersweet and finishes more bitter with a little less sweet. dry texture. long finish duration. lively carbonation. one of the better ones of this style.
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours deep, clear amber-red with a finger thick white head with moderate retention and some decent lacing. Aroma is rich with German malts...very clean and all lager. Flavor is crisp, clean, dry and slightly spicy. Medium bodied with a smooth, clean palate; very drinkable. Overall, a really nice example of an Oktoberfest - another good seasonal from Highland.