nick76 (4077) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is malty and a bit nutty with yeast and grassy hops. The appearance is amber gold with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma with a bitter malty finish. The palate is smooth. Overall this is a decent beer.
maxwelldeux (2220) - Raleigh, North Carolina, 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.
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy copper color. Aroma is spicy sweet. The flavor was more bland than the aroma would indicate. There were some hops in there but really not much more.
mattnock (10) - Arden, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Don’t feel it’s as full bodied as the description. Good malt but not enough spice, Easy drinking
fluffy (800) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours dark reddish brown with a thin head. some breadiness in the aroma and a bit of maltiness. flavor is more hoppy than i expected, which is predictable coming from Highland Brewing. notes of roasted grains, toffee and butteriness. fairly clean finish. good, not great.
Butters (3320) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle pours clear amber with ring of light tan head. Boring and buttery. Malty, and a bit astringent, cloying. Caramel heavy. A bit vegetal. There are some light bitter floral hops on the finish, but this is still a dissappointment.
caralkaline87 (433) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours amber with virtually no head at all. Nose is light with some maltiness and spice...typical Marzen. Flavor is cinnamon and hops with very little malt or depth to speak of. Finish has an almost vegetable quality to it. It’s not bad, really, but this is something you might buy en mass this time of year for a cheap buzz that tastes like fall...kind of. Bleh.
storminorman (69) - Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Beautiful copper pour with no head or carbonation.
Very little flavor and leaves an aftertaste of dirty socks.
These guys need to step up their game.
Jabic (294) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ar: Somewhat soapy, a bit of mossy hops and sweet grain.
Ap: Clear orange-amber - medium off-white head with good retention and pretty nice lacing.
T: Crusty and toasty malt up front - malty and mossy hops, clean - mid-palate and finish is full and malty, though not sweet.
P: Medium-light bodied - medium-high carbonation - mouthfeel comes off as a bit watery - overall, quite dry.
O: Sessionable o-fest - nice malt character and dry, though somewhat watery and overall underwhelming.
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light barley malt nose. Clear amber, medium head, good lacing. Weak barley malt flavor. Medium body. Nothing offensive, macros intensity. Boring. One of the weaker octoberfests.