ChainGangGuy (4482) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours a deep copper body with a small, white head.
Smell: Bready, caramel malt aroma with a touch of earthiness. There’s also something else lurking in the aroma, something elusive...
Taste: Slightly sweet caramel malt flavor. Vague breadiness. Spicy hop presence adds crispness and a mild bitterness. And again there’s that odd, subtle aspect from the aroma which now creeps into the finish. It’s vaguely vegetal.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation.
Drinkability: Even excluding that odd quality in the aroma and taste, it would still be only average, at best.
thegreenrooster (3415) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is a brown with a large white head. Aroma is very bready and spice like a nutmeg. Flavor is a bit off. Very watery with a bit of the spice coming through. Not a real good rep of the style.
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle has been updated with a pretty nice looking design. The beer is a great caramel looking color. The head looks okay, but definitely fades away fast. The beer has a decent aroma. I smell a slight buttery/malty smell. There is a slight hop aroma coming off of the beer. Thi s beer has a very malty aroma. It is coming through even more so as the beer warms up. The beer has an odd malty taste. The malts are decent, and have a caramel and butter taste. The hops are decent but they don’t make up a big part of the taste. This beer has a decent malt aroma and flavor, with a hint of hop aroma and hop bitterness. Decent brew. Somewhat smooth and creamy.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear copper, whispy beige head, sweet carmel malt aroma with light earthy hops, nice sweet carmel malt flavor, well balanced with earthy hops,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep orange with an off white head. Aroma is toasted bread, herbs, and grass. Malty creamy texture. Flavor is toasted bread and herbal hops.
Lowe1983 (1367) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of toasted malts, grains, herbs, and some floral hops. Flavor is overbearing with the toasted malts and grain. Finish is herbal with some floral hops but not that much. Not much of a lingering flavor and is medium bodied.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a crystal clear copper color with a large two finger thick off white head. Light, fined bubbled carbonation. Thick lacing. Has a bready malt and herbal hop aroma. Flavor is lightly sweetened toasted malt with a touch of hops. A smooth, medium bodied beer. One of the better Oktoberfest/Märzen I’ve had this year.
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle...my first Left Hand sampling, this one is big malt with the bitterness you’d expect from an Oktoberfest. Breakfast-cereal-like aftertaste predominates. Average carbonation, nice color.
LinusStick (2932) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not very good. I’ve grown to love this style this season, but this is one of the weakest of the bunch. Aroma is good..caramel and malt. Pour was as nice as any O/M. Light brown with a nice 1 finger white head. Taste was another story. A little too caramelly. There is a stickiness that overpowers the beer with the caramel and not much to balance it.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a beautiful copper color w/ a medium sized froth. Hangtime is good leaving a partial canopy and a thin ring of lace. Aromas of sweet malts w/ a slight herbal essence. Medium nectar w/ lazy residual effers. Flavors are malty sweet w/ a defined yet mild herbal character. Slightly brisk w/ caramel. The finish is bittered only mildly. Overall: after a full five point inspection I have to say this brew smells and tastes like sweet malted chipotle peppers. Different!