PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured a dark amber. Flavor is sweet malt, some roasts. Nothing that really makes it stand out, but it goes good with some sauerbraten.
uglyblond1 (177) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap A nice deep amber color. Light aroma. Flavor was malt, nice complex flavor although not very substantial. Not as crisp as the best but a pronounced hop flavor, good balance. Not exactly smooth, but inoffensive, drinkable without any bad aftertaste.was good with the meal, but might have been a shade too warm.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber body with a slendy, creamy beige head. Not a long lifed one. The aroma is malty and sweet, toasty with caramel and a touch of toffee. A bit thin for the style, but with a pleasantly sweet caramel taste blended neatly with lightly roasted malt. Quaffable.
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Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Light sweet roasted malt aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium sweet flavor with a moderate sweet finish of average duration. Goes well with spicy food.
vyvvy (5863) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is dark brown with a reddish tint. Small head with absolutely no retention. Little carbonation. Aroma is light (no head to help with no aroma) - slightly sweet and roasted malt. Taste is roasted malts from the aroma with a bit of sweetness. Very light mouthfeel with no carbonation. Finish is lighty toasted malt. For something that is suppose to be an Octoberfest this is a poor representation. Not offensive, but very boring.
thegreenrooster (4003) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 24, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a dark red with a small white head. Aroma is lagery with a bit of caramel in there. Flavor is malty but dull all over. Really watery in the end and not a good rep of the style.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of fruit/malt. Flavor has a nice clean taste, mildly hoppy with some nice malty tones.
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Lighter floral, caramel and grainy aromas. Tastes of caramel and a little on the fruity side. Drinkable even if it is kinda boring.
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 27, 2005
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with Ughsmash, thanks Jason!) Given that the beer poured with a small, crackliní, fizzy head, and itís fading as quickly as soda bubbles, thatís where Iím starting. Unfortunately, the head is already completely dissipated, so all is left is a glass filled with hazy, dark ruddy amber beer. I think the head was off-white in color, it came and went so fast, I didnít even get a good glipse of it. Tasting the beer, itís like drinking a generic brewpub amber: sweet, sugary, caramely, floral, moderately bitter, and very cheap tasting. Itís not a very enjoyable beer when first sipped, and itís a total mess by the finish, and I canít avoid making a face of displeasure each time I allow more of this beer into my mouth. Itís not horrible on the first sip, or on sips following a good swish with water, but after a few sips sit on my tongue for awhile, yuk, what an awful plastic aftertaste. The nose is less offensive, but maybe thatís because the beer is less aromatic than it is flavorful, even when I swirl the glass. Aromas of sweet, caramely malts, and oddly enough, more than just a hint of alcohol. Body is medium, but though the beer isnít hugely sweet and there is a good amount of bitterness to cut it anyway, the beer still sticks on the palate like gum on the sole of a shoe. Despite looking still and lifeless, the beer has a sufficiently carbonated mouthfeel. And wow, swirling the glass canít revive even a hint of foam atop the liquid. This is just bad beer. It tastes awful, looks awful and doesnít smell that great either. Iím now off to complete two chores: dump the rest of this beer, and then immediately brush my teeth. No, check that, Iím brushing my teeth first.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Hazy amber, fairly dark, moderate off-white foamy head, fairly nice lacing, very light carbonation.   Combo of malts and grains on the nose.   Slight pellet food as well.   Pale malt start, grainy but not too bad.   Rather boring.   Needs to be maltier and a bit sweeter.   Body and mouthfeel are average.   Husky finish, slightly malty.   Not bad, but not very interesting.   Thanks for the freebie Eric!