burleybrew (73) - - NOV 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gordon Biersch is one of the best German style breweries in America & the repackage here is an amazing deal. Great malty beer w/toasty overtones from the Munich malt.
solidfunk (5990) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2015
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Lots of paint thinner and rust in this. Pours amber with ok head. Finishes pretty astringent. Not a great package. Bottle.
csaso (1815) - Missouri, USA - OCT 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - small foamy head, light copper color, sweet malty aroma and flavor, mild earthy hop balance, ok overall
scarletfire65 (1193) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is sweet brioche dough and brown sugar, taste is sweet, grainy, some maple, white pepper, bit of acidity. Metallic, harsh finish. Unrefined and pretty bad.
Aurelius (4777) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Has a nice, candy-caramel-malt aroma with just a little implied spice. Then the beer hits the skids, pretty much. Standard longneck, rather plain branding. Clear, light rusty color with a thin, ringing white head. Grainy astringency, dark syrups and sugars, spargewater. Tinny/tangy, moderately sweet, low bittering. Medium body. Meh. Trader Joe’s, Tallahassee.
ronaldtheriot (1599) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
JoesephsBrau Oktoberfest has a thick, creamy, off-white head, a hazy, fairly bubbly, copper appearance, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet bread crust, and the flavor is the same, with sweet syrup and low bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and JosephsBrau Oktoberfest finishes crisp and refreshing. RJT
jamesewelch (234) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 13, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From 12 oz bottle, about $1.07 from Trader Joe’s, poured into 14 oz tulip glass
Aroma: bread, caramel, floral
Appearance: orange, clear, minimal head
Taste: light sweetness
Palate: light body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter finish
Overall: Something weird going on here. The aroma and appearance is good, but the taste/palate is quite off. A strange taste that I can’t put my finger on, but it tastes almost like a bandaid or something that’s not right. Has a somewhat strange lingering after taste as well that tastes nearly metallic (maybe?) or coppery (is that a taste?).
markas101 (2088) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Medium amber. Thin head. Peppery caramel aroma. Metallic caramel flavor. Some spice, maybe clove. More lingering metallicness on the finish.
douglas88 (7588) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A sweet malty toffee nose. The flavor is big toffee, caramel, but pretty dry. Not much there.
gripweed57 (1113) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Deep orange, copper color. Medium sized foamy beige head. Caramel malt nose. flavor is tangy toasted malt with a slight metallic note. Some bready malt notes with grassy hops in midtaste. Lackluster tart chewy finish.