nuplastikk (5785) - 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 it’s not off, and the bitterness is just the effect of the "highly hopped" action. Almost an APA Vienna. Odd, but not so bad.
wlajwl (5779) - 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.
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the brewpub in downtown Green Bay, Wisconsin location. Pours a clear light copper amber brew with an average off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus zest, a touch of toffee and some earthy herbs. Taste has a nice balance of caramel malt and citrus zest flavors that makes this a vienna style more than the traditional malty copartner. Finish is smooth with a slight citrus and piney hop aftertaste that quickly disappears and leaves behind a mild bitter aftertaste.
JPDIPSO (5657) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
165 Hinterland Vienna Style Oktoberfest
Ar - 4 Ap - 4 Fl – 5 P - 4 O - 9 Rate – 2.4
Amber to bronze in color. Taller ecru head. Rats, I’m catching some veggies in my aroma. Much like the scent that used to come from the cannery across broadway. Underneath there are some weedy and herbal hops. Very smooth feel that is lightly oily. Mild vegetable flavor noticeable in the first sip. Some hints of toasted malt try to sneak in. Fresh cut weeds and some rosemary in the background. I could cook with this, but I’m not really enjoying it. I can tell there should be something better here. This bottle did seem to have a significant amount of ullage. Perhaps another bottle sample will be in order, I check to look at some of the other bottles. 6/10 I’ll need to give this another shot this fall.
cheap (5309) - 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. I’ll 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.
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A medium copper colored brew with a thin light khaki head. The nose has fall leaves and peanuts. This tastes of toffee and peanuts. There is also some tasty toffee. A little bit of wood in the finish. Well made.
JStax (5226) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle shared. Poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a semi-hazy pale gold with a nice crop of white foam. In the aroma there is notes of grass, bread, maybe a little straw. The taste is nicely balanced with a leaning toward bitterness. For an oktoberfest, this would fall into the more traditional category. Not overly malty like a lot of the commercial examples. This one is pretty nice. Could drink this pretty regularly.
Aurelius (5071) - 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, can’t put my finger on which one. Lightly sweet, no bitterness, lightly tangy and cereal. Thin and a bit underwhelming. On tap, Brass Tap, Tallahassee.
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 I’m 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 it’s not overly hoppy.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-17-2010
muzzlehatch (4773) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 ounce bottle from Woodman’s on Gammon Road in Madison, WI, served 10 minutes out of the fridge in a Fitger’s pint glass. Clear amber-orange, moderate quick-diminishing head leaves a thin ring...caramelized malts, a bit of smokiness and, unfortunately, DMS in the strong good-bad nose...body is less sweet than many, somewhat acidic and a bit sour, with sour/tartness growing towards the finish...kind of a lactic character and also a bit of soured red wine...too bad because it’s got a fairly nice mouthfeel and good natural-feeling carbonation, with just enough low hop bitterness at the end to cut the sweetness - if the off sourness hadn’t had that effect, that is. Unfortunate.