beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2009
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle-amber color w/no head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavors of burnt malt, grass & hay, & bitter hops. The hop aftertaste does not help this beer @ all, really just kind of muddles it up. Long burnt malt finish...didn’t think too much of this one!
redlem (1296) - Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not very good and somewhat of a disappointment. Light bodied, low watery aroma. Slight malt taste, minimal caramel. Lots of carbonation and very macro-like. One of the bottom fest beers I have tried.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - NOV 9, 2007
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
A severely disappointing octoberfest. Pours orange/brown. Aroma of caramel and fall spices was promising. Taste is dry, flavorless water. Terrible really.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, and a rather old one at that. A rich red color with minimal head. Smells like caramel and malts. The taste is overpowered by malt and it left my mouth wanting a good rinse. This wasn’t very good at all, but I guess that’s what I get for buying the $1/bottle past-prime seasonal.
cheap (3802) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Slight candy aroma. Colored like iced tea. Comes on pretty bitter for a fest. Similar in behavior to many average malt liquors. Nice carbonation. Fairly bitter and insensitive, like many ales. Pilsner and alky metallic finish, hangs for a while. Don’t think this and Hacker belong in the same league.