BlackHaddock (4036) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprised to see this on tap in The Crown Inn, Oakengates on 19th Nov 2014. This renowned cask ale pub does not normally have guest kegs on. Anyway I availed myself with a half as a reminder of my 8 O’fest trips to Munich I have had over the years: happy days. Couldn’t afford a litre and I was on a ticking mission and I thought I had already rated this. Poured clear golden, the white head hanging around for a while. The nose was malty, bready and slightly fruity: not as I thought I remembered (sweet molasses mostly in my mind). The taste was also malt led, but the beer was not as sweet as the aroma suggested or how I remember: bitter finish. Good actually, must get my memory to recall stuff better and what beers I have actually rated or not.
tiarasummer (11) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
i will attempt to independently give the same observations about this beer as the other 72 of you, just so my opinion on the beer’s merit has some credibility: rich, dark gold colour. nice decocted malt smell. flavour is nutty/toffee, dried out at the finish by alcohol instead of bitterness. pretty low intensity but good quality straightforward vienna/munich malt character.
Hallstein (139) - Skogn, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of bready malt, cereal and biscuits with some herbal aromas from the hops. The body is rich, full and a little sweet, but not overbearing. Loads of melanoidins i think. Goes down easy with a slight bitter and dry finish. Quite good, but i’d like it a little lighter maybe. It’s a tad too strong with too little flavor to balance out the alcohol content in my opinion. Still a decent beer though.
foyle (245) - Wyoming, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In pint glass from mini-keg
Appearance: pours a thick frothy white head that slowly falls with mild lacing. Color is clear light golden with mild streaming carbonation.
Aroma: lightly toasted barley malt, grass & floral hops
Mouthfeel: light and crisp with a pleasant mostly dry finish.
Flavor: bready malt, a bit of vanilla, some mild grass & floral hops.
Overall: not outstanding but nicely dine and enjoyable.
dirtyrat (27) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the tap. Good overall. Poured golden with slight white head. Medium body. Long finish, slightly bitter.
MayumiH (149) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle at home. Much lighter than i expected. Subtly malty. Some spice notes. Clean dry finish.
Frothmeister (577) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear pale golden hue with a one finger white head. Malt heavy aromas with honey, light grassy notes, and a faint smell that reminds me of squash. Sweet, with grassy/straw-like malt notes, caramel, honey, and very light hopping that leads into light metallic notes, and woody/dusty malt notes with a little bit of a mineral flavour in the finish. The flavour profile is good, but this is most definitely too sweet. I’m not a huge fan of the style to begin with though. Half the bottle is more than enough for me.
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bevuta alla spina. Molto beverina nonostante qualche grado in più rispetto alla normale. Si presenta di un colore dorato molto carico, con buona schiuma, lunga persistenza e corpo medio
libertine (223) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a pale yellow. Aroma is caramel malts, hay, and citrus. flavor is not as sweet as i am use to in a Marzen. Lightly bitter and metallic. Finishes dry. Not to great in my opinion. Maybe im just partial to the American Oktoberfest.
andrepintado (1541) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from el corte ingles, lisbon, portugal. Color is dark gold. Head is thin. Taste is light sweet, light bitter. Thin body. Aroma is malty, bubblegum, light metal.