cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml corked/caged bottle
Atrium on Bay LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
November 30, 2012
Bottled August 1, 2012
The beer pours a sollid copper colour, slightly hazed, with a thin tan head. Aroma is light fruits, grains, and hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavour is caramel, light fruits, sweet malt, and grains. A very nice tasting beer.
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bouteille de 750ml, robe rousse ambrée, arôme de caramel, goût de caramel également et belle amertume pour balancer le tout.
Tessic (1036) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This lager poured a deep copper colour with a creamy, yellowish head. Nice lacing. Scents include dough, grass, earthy and light toast. First sip was very creamy with nice mild carbonation. Flavours of caramel, toast and cereal. finish is sweet and malty.
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a hazy orange-brown with a whole lot of foamy tan head. Smell is spicy and sweet, some cloves and some sweet cereal, though not very pronounced. Palate is fairly light, with some carbonation, but not a whole lot. Taste is a bit sweet at first with a tiny bit of spiciness, but then gives way to a good bitterness which gets more intense as time goes on. Aftertaste is long lasting bitterness. Not bad.
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served in a 1L dimpled stein. :D Apperance: Cloudy orange brown, huge white head that slowly dissipates. Aroma: Very spicy. Notes of cloves, cinnamon, paprika. Palate: Medium bodied, smooth, slightly dry lingering finish, but not as harsh as most oktoberfests. Taste: sweet start, fairly savoury middle, slightly bitter in the finish. I’m not a huge oktoberfest fan, but I quite enjoy this variation.
chris__hartley (398) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours auburn with copper highlights; the head is off-white and soapy. The aroma has notes of: prunes, walnuts, and lemon-zest. The taste is mostly dry with some bitterness; there are notes of: walnuts, alcohol, and light grapefruit. The palate is medium-light bodied, water, low carbonation, and medium finish. Overall, it’s alright, though Oktoberfest beers are not my style.
shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle. Pours a dark, cloudy orange colour with a lasting white head. Subtle aroma, picking up a distinct squash/vegetable scent, honey and black tea. Taste is mildly sweet with a lagery clean finish, barely hopped. Clean with medium body and palate. Enjoyed.
Spab (3380) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle (2012 edition at 6%) from LCBO. Pours a murky dark orange with average-sized cream-coloured head. Aroma is slightly toasty caramel, spice and a light grassiness. Flavour is more pronounced with sweet, slightly toasty caramel, fruit, grassy/herbal bitterness and a gentle pepper spiciness. Fine, somewhat lively carbonation. Medium plus body. Good though not super exciting.
kevinsenn (1993) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 bottle (6% abv) from LCBO. Pours hazy copper with a huge continuously growing head. Aroma of caramel and noble hops. Taste is caramelly sweet, some spicy hops (pepper), with a slight bitterness. Nice body. A good Oktoberfest beer!
jbrewsbeer (17) - Guelph, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is dominated by sweet malt tones - caramel and bready. Beer is hazy (bottle conditioned), colour is a nice pink-ish bronze. Thin head, but well carbonated. Taste goes from medium sweetness to lingering alcohol and metallic flavours, momentarily interrupted by a very crisp finish. The beer is tingly in the mouth from high carbonation. Overall an interesting beer.