JaBier (5080) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at the Hinterland tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 9/20/12. Clear amber pour with a medium beige head. Malty nose with crisp noble hop notes. Malty flavor with a bitter hop finish.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to BeerFMAndy for sending this brew out my way. Served in a pilsner glass.
Pours a cloudy orange color with a single-finger head to start out with. The head is quite bubbly and not terribly dense. Some large bubbles of head stick to the sides of the glass. Nose is good with some nice earthy hop notes. There is a good dose of bready malt as well as some light caramel notes.
The taste brings a pretty nice caramel character along with some slightly-toasted bread and a bit of bread crust. There is a slight earth presence in the taste as well, though not as much as there was in the nose. The bread continues to come through into the finish, which is slightly dry and pretty nice overall. Good light-to-medium body with nice carbonation.
Overall, this is a nice oktoberfest that Iím glad i got to try. It sticks within the style fairly well but adds a bit of an American twist with more hops than most traditional German versions, though itís not overly hoppy.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-17-2010
nuplastikk (4852) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Orange-tan with some slight chill haze. Thin, patchy, oily head. Brewhouse aroma, a little sugary and sweet. Ouch. Lemony, way off for the style. I am drinking this in August, a year behind..it has fallen apart I hope. Thin and watery, with some gross medicinal hop leftover flavor. I suppose itís not off, and the bitterness is just the effect of the "highly hopped" action. Almost an APA Vienna. Odd, but not so bad.
Aurelius (4505) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, honey gold, OK tap handle. Distinct, tangy fruit aroma, canít put my finger on which one. Lightly sweet, no bitterness, lightly tangy and cereal. Thin and a bit underwhelming. On tap, Brass Tap, Tallahassee.
Patrickctenchi (4390) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cloudy amber with a good, light tan head.
Bready, toffee aroma.
Flavour is sweet, malty, caramel with a dry bittering finish.
Nice, subtle hopping....
Very mild, but pretty good.
cheap (4350) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 I love these rather large bottles of hinterland. Big pounder bottle, quite unique in packaging. Iíll give it any extra 0.1 out of 5 for the bottle glass. Nice interesting aroma which is clean yet hint of tartness in the olfactory. Some bitter bite but it fades during the session. Decent kick without an in your face alky rudeness. Goes down with a litlle bit of a hinderance, oops, I mean hinterness, heheh. Yes, perhaps more hops than I care for ina fest. Somewhat medium dull bitter finish. Perhaps a little clying at times, maybe an old bottle, a few months.
wlajwl (4198) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is toasted malts, yeast and citrus. The flavor is malts, citrus, a hint of berries and a mildly bitter finish.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber with a thin tan topper and a ring of lace. Aroma of heavy caramel, toasted malts, grains and earthy hops. Taste is very sweet with caramel and fruit, light grains, nuts and some earthy hops. Body is lowly carbonated and the finish has a mild non-lasting bitterness.
nickd717 (3592) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz bottle thanks to BeerFMAndy, totally unsolicited, and for that I thank him immensely.
Pours clear golden with a small white head that leaves thick lacing on the glass.
The aroma is pretty nice but a little grainy with pale malt and slight floral and grassy hops.
The flavor is decent. A little more hop-forward and less malty than Iíd like maybe. Pale malt, orangey citrus, and grassy/earthy notes.
Fairly crisp with medium-light body and good carbonation level.
A solid but not great Oktoberfest overall.
Headbanger (3426) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz bottle 4/20/13 (Binnyís Naperville Clearance Rack)-44į in Mug-Pours medium copper with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and toffee, bread, and slight fruit. Taste of malt, fruit, sweetness, and hops. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and not overly malty. Iím not a fan of this style but this is darn tasty.