theisti (3297) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shaker pint draft at Nessun Dorma in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pour is a clear golden copper with a smallish frothy white head. Aroma is cracker bread malt, sweet caramel and an light floral hoppiness in the back. Fresh and clean nose. The taste starts with the caramel sweetness, turning to soft bready malt and finishing with the bright floral hoppiness. Flavors are straight forward, bright and clean. Palate is thin to medium bodied, slightly lower carbonation and the clean dry finish. Very drinkable beer, nice one.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Pours a mostly clear, golden-copper colored body with a thin, frothy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is lightly toasted, grainy, somewhat bready caramels with a light sweetness. A light, clean, floral and grassy hopping with a bit of a fruitiness. Flavor is similar. Clean, grainy, lightly sweetened bready caramels with a decent floral and grassy hopping. A light toastiness as this finishes dry with a moderate bitterness that seems a touch high before leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Medium-light body with a moderately lively carbonation. Overall, a decent Oktoberfest. Crisp and clean with a toasty, lightly sweetened, grainy caramel malt backing and a somewhat bitter, floral and grassy hopping. Not bad.
JStax (3245) - 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.
queenholly (3019) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Fruity bready caramel malt aroma. Hazy orange amber with a moderat off-white head. Toasty vegetal malt, dry bitter herbal flavor. Medium body, astringent mouth feel.
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer itself is mild tasting but has a nice session flavor with the malt and mild hops. It's for the season
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lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden orange, whitish foam. Aroma is light grainy, herbal. Taste is grassy, herbal hops, light spicy maltiness.
madvike (2907) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Pours clear brown with a thin filmy off-white head. Nose is caramel, bread--pretty sweet, with a bit of sharpness. Taste is a little milky, very bready, dry--a little bitter. Tastes old. Thin and well-carbonated.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint bottle: Pours a clear orange with a thin white head, caramel in the aroma with some light hay, medium bodied with subtle carbonation, starts and ends lightly bitter.
tmoreau (2578) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2013 Enjoyed during a closed door tasting session in Green Bay with the brewer, Joe Karls, and later during Fall Fest in Sister Bay, WI. Poured a clear, golden amber with a white, foamy head, and streaks and spots of lacing. The aroma was immediately German malt notes, toastiness, and a hint of noble nose. The flavor added to these a touch of light, sugary sweetness that was properly overshadowed by supportive hop bitterness, and abundant malt. The beer finished subtly dry and smooth. Although a fan of Marzens, this presented a nice, lighter change for this fest seasonal.
17thfloor (2434) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2011 Bottle. Pours an orange copper with a small fine frothy white head. Aroma is fresh and floral, some light bread, slight malt sourness, well balanced, excellent. Flavor follows, medium sweetness, floral hops, light bread and sour dough, an excellent drinker, very well balanced and fresh, nice hop presence. Medium bodied, smaller fine sizzling carbonation, easy to drink and very tasty.