PorterPounder (5199) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Dark orange pour with a thin white head that dissipates quickly - very autumn looking. Sweet aroma, with some sweet molasses and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet as well with some brief hints caramel, pumpkin, and molasses. Smooth, clean mouthfeel. Pretty solid.
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Purchase a single 12-oz bottle at Cellar’s WIne & Spirits in St Paul, Minnesota. Pours a clear copper amber brew with a thick and fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind a thin white ring and some spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, a touch of toffee, and light butterscotch. Taste is medium bodied, very light carbonation with flavors of caramel malt, a touch of apples, and butterscotch. Finish is semi-sweet malty with a thin bitterness that quickly disappears. An average octoberfest overall.
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark copper colored body with a light khaki head. The aroma was caramel and leather. There was an earthy soil compnent, that was acutally nice. The taste was caramel and leather with a light earthy finish of leaves. A decent brew that is certainly a good session option.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright light copper color with a diminishing light taupe head. LIght caramel and some celery scents. Nice toasted malt start that leads to a watery bitterness. Nice return of the malt in the linger. A touch to bitter for an ideal Oktoberfest, but a nice fall brew.
Suttree (4905) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brilliant clear reddish copper, decent white head. Nice toasty aroma. Flavor is similiar, with a touch of whole wheat bread and caramel. Also a touch of stale cardboard, too, which was disappointing
thedm (4887) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 22, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to medium sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a transparent uncarbonated golden brown colored body. The almost non-existant aroma was malty. The semi-thick mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of hops and brown malt. Not one that I would likely buy again.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark ruby-caramel color with a small khaki head that faded quickly. The aroma was tangy, sweet and malty with a hint of nut. The flavor was sour, tangy, malty, fruity and a bit vegetal.
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very nice ruby/amber coloured body with a perfect sized tan head. A few bubbles rise from the bottom, but nothing amazing - still a good beer from this brewery - in looks at least. Aroma of fresh grassy hops, nice caramel malt, nuts and some light spices. Medium-bodied; Sharp taste of caramel malt up front fading to a very light hoppy flavour covered up by a potent yet understated metallic twang. Aftertaste shows the malt and light hops more afterwards, leaving some bittering in the palate. Overall, a decent marzen - nothing special, but the looks and immediate tastes are pretty nice. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Norm’s in Vienna, Virginia on 11-November-2007.
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another one from JK. Copper color with no head. Floral hop aroma. Fairly sweet malt taste that has a bit of Noble hop bitterness towards the finish. Simple but decent.
JK (4287) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mid range quality on this beer. Orange color. Malt in the flavor and aroma. Some caramel, and just a little sweet with some dryness in the finish.