Brigadier (3290) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub
Sample number two from the flight offered a robust seasonal which, in typical Market Garden fashion, hovers around average. Of the four beers in the flight this one left me wanting the most improvement. Skip this in favor of a different style that they produce more effectively.
Aroma / Appearance - A coppery semitransparent core and vanilla head glow with warmth. A rusty drawer full of old pennies rises from the glass. Red vines, malt, and caramel contribute a nice depth which still feels somewhere pedestrian.
Flavor / Palate - Pennies soaked in caramel tickle the palate. A solid Oktoberfest starts strong before fizzling out somewhere in the transition. Ultimately it tumbles to a slightly below average experience which has one wishing there was more depth. On the other hand it at least does not offend if you want to drink one thing over the course of a longer session. My advice? Order only if you’ve exhausted the rest of the menu.
sturmthis (942) - Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample. Amber color with little head. Malty aroma. Malty and caramel flavor. Not bad.
JaBier (5691) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Market Garden on 9/11/12. Clear amber pour with a medium beige head. Malty nose with light caramel and some hop. Malty nutty and slightly roasty flavor with a crisp finish. Solid.