Gridfather (32) - - NOV 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
9/22/12. Poured from can into pint glass. Stiff, lingering head. Mild aroma. Beautiful, copper-red color. Taste starts smooth with fruit and spice, tickles the palate and then gone. Flavor vanishes into barely identifiable aftertaste. Meh... A disappointing Oktoberfest.
This is the first I heard of this brewery located in the UP. At least the beer only contains the classic 4 ingredients. Would not order another.
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bookman10 (757) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish-orange, with smallish head. Aroma is grassy and a bit sweet, with a hint of hops. Flavor a bit watered down, but tends toward the sweet malt, with some fruit and some hops. Just a bit on the metallic side (courtesy of the can?). Not terrible, nothing too special, either.
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. Dark copper color with an average off white head. Sweet malt and caramel aroma. Toasted malt and nut flavor turns sweeter with a caramel finish. Dry texture with average carbonation. Nothing stands out but nothing wrong with it either.
bpar73 (754) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Reddish golden pour with a medium sized off-white head. Malty and a bit sweet with notes of nuts, bread and hints of citrus. Nothing spectacular but very drinkable.
mnmike (1071) - Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Straight from the can. Watery taste but stronger on the hops. Balanced all around.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks, Steve! Gushy pour from the can, difficult to contain. Bad label, like hipsters reclaiming the proletarian ethos from an earlier era but no irony (thankful in one sense, depressing in another). Decent enough appearance once the brew settles down, but the aroma is tart and vegetal in a way that suggests the roil was courtesy of an infection. Chewy and sweet malts in there, but this one’s a bit fucked.
umich03jm (2901) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a clear golden orange color with a small foamy head that lingers a bit. Aromas are caramel malt and grassy hops. Taste is decent. Malt and hops balance nicely. Finish is a tad metallic and stale though. Overall not bad. I like everything but the finish.
BVery (8191) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Clear reddish orange pour with a small spotty head. Dusty caramel and some unbalanced hops - not a great beer but it’s okay.
Headbanger (3556) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz draft 11/23/12 (Maloneys SSM)-Poured a cloudy amber with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and toffee. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew was well balanced and was unexpectedly not too bad.
BrownALEx (364) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy redish orange. Nice creamy head that vanishes rather quickly. Small lacings spread out sporadically around the glass. Taste is like other Keweenaw beers, weak and watery, no oomph. Palate is on the light side. Overall I’m glad I tried it but will probably not seek again.