picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. bottle. Clear amber color with a thin tan head that does not last. Aroma is malty with some sweetness and caremel. Taste is slightly sweet with plenty of caramel. Finishes smooth. Creamy mouthfeel. I had to rerate this after finishing the bomber. Overall the malt profile seemed slightly cloying to me. I have had better Octoberfests from this brewery in the past.
nasmith003 (225) - Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light malt/bready aroma. Minimal head orange/copper color. Medium malt flavor with a pervading sweetness. Hops are present throughout and are well balanced against the malt. Medium body and texture with light carbonation. Fairly clean finish.
altonbrownd (5770) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquors. Toffee brown body with thin, white head. Nose is sweet, marshmellows, malts. Taste is butterscotch, and hops and fruit notes. Sweet in the finish. Not my favorite.
Emeister84 (2170) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of clay, toast, cocoa. Clear, deep orange-red, the head is off-white, small but mostly lasting. Malty, grapey, some milk chocolate, light earthy hops, very nicely balanced. Medium bodied, very clean, very smooth.
hershiser2 (2179) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Smells of toasted bread and caramel malts. Taste is nutty caramel. Toast. Nice.
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HippieFee (335) - - NOV 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Real nice amber brown color. Malty flavor but no sweetness to it. No real hops bit either but not uncommon for this style of beer.
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark amber copper pour with small faint ring of clearish head. Not as agressively hopped as the bluemountain, and not as vegetal either. Sweet caramel malty nose and flavor. Hint of marshmallows and candicorns in the background. Toffee. Ever so slight noble hop bitterness on the finish. Pretty decent american attempt at the style.
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: The body has a deep copper color with a light haze. It’s head is creamy long lasting and makes some nice lacing on the glass.
Smell: The aroma has a sweet toasted bread character with some dried leafy hops.
Taste / Palate: It has a mild malty sweetness with a dark bready character through out. I also get some mild cooed vegetable notes in the background. The finish has very mild hop bitterness and dry leafy flavor notes. The carbonation and palate smooth and creamy.
Maverick34 (3014) - New York, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Pours a nice transparent brown, off white head. Caramel malts Some mild hops to finish. A pretty decent marzen, tilted more to the dark side.
BierMeHoos (576) - Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a transparent copper amber with some creamy, slightly off white head. Smells very malty, cracker, grist. Flavor is malty, but good. Creamy finish. Pretty good.
TylerGreenDC (803) - - AUG 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2014 On draft. Strong flavors of caramel and spice, without being overpoweringly sweet. A little bit of toast or cracker as well. Finishes dry, very dry. Best of the style I’ve had in the region, maybe up there with Victory, Great Lakes and the slightly unusual Urban Chestnut version-ish as the best American take on the style I’ve had.