nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle via trade. Pours a nice clear copper color with a one-finger white head that fades to a film before too long. The aroma is pretty nice, with sweet caramel, toast, and bready notes. The flavor is a little on the sweet side but still fairly well-done. Munich malt is big here, lending caramel and slight toasty notes. Medium-bodied and slightly sticky on the mouthfeel, though it finishes dry. On the softer side with carbonation. Pretty good American oktoberfest - above average for the style for sure.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh bottle. Pours a clear, dark amber hue with a medium, fading head of off-white froth. A soapy wash of lace dries to scattered micro-spots. The nose is clean and fresh, with light grain and toffee malt being countered by floral, peppery hops. Flavors show the same, fresh cereal grain and clean pale malt spiced with lively pepper and dried floral hops. Medium bodied and lively carbonated, it drinks easy. Simple, but well executed.
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at taco Mac. Pours brown with a thin white head. A few caramel notes on the nose. Some nice maltiness on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid!
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Suttree. Pour is clear golden amber with a one inch dirty white head. Visible carbonation bubbles. Aroma of slightly burnt toasted malt. A bit of a soapy smell behind that. Taste is the toasty malt with a hay grassines. There is also a citrus bitterness to the finish which is noce, though surprised me a bit. Palate has carbonation and is on the thin watery side. As this warmed, it really came into its own. Nice layers of flavor to this one, along with good drinkability. Thanks Phil.
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy, amber-brown with a short tan head.
Scent is caramel and bread.
Taste is a mild, sweet, slightly spiced bread....
Malt and Caramel.....
Nice hop notes at the finish....
Simple, but very good.
beernovice39 (3079) - Montana, USA - SEP 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a clear amber with a small white head. Malty caramel scent. Taste is malty caramel sweet. yawn
maxwelldeux (3070) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a fairly clear amber color with little head. Very little to this beer - I get little smell from it, and just some hints of maltiness to the taste. It’s a basic average beer for the style. Meh.
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the Knoxville 2008 Brewer’s Jam.
Deep copper with a small fleeting head.
Not much aroma here.
Just not much flavor either - nothing good, nothing bad.
lithy (2996) - 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.
Cybercat (2989) - Georgia, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear coppery-reddish with a decent slightly off-white head. Aroma is malty and just a little spicy, mainly cinnamon and cloves. Flavor is rather strong and malty with an undertone of cloves and cinnamon and just a hint of caramel. Smooth, tingly, fizzy texture leaves a spicy and fizzy finish.