superspak (4575) - Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into dimpled mug, bottled on 7/26/2015. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of honey, light caramel, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big honey, light caramel, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of honey, light caramel, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very good Oktoberfest style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.
BigBeer45 (1422) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sampled from a bottle,
this lager had a clear red-gold pour with some brown at the sides of the glass, and this beer gave a one finger very faint off-white head that receded to few little islands and thin ring, there was little to no lacing on the glass,
there were aromas of toasted malt, some toasted bread, malt sweetness, and some vegetable like off-ness,
it had flavors of some thing like toasted malt, a little bread and bread sweetness, some vegetable off-ness and alcohol flavor,
there was a little hop bitterness,
the mouth feel was light with little to any creaminess, average carbonation,
the aroma and flavor of this drink were off, it had a vegetable off-ness that I noticed in this brewers other beers, it smells and tastes dirty,
the best thing about this beer is how it looks and that was so-so.
Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of faint caramel, fruit, and grass. It pours a transparent amber with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with lightly fruity with some faint toasted caramel/toffee. The finish has just a touch of grass. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, the aroma is a little lacking, but it’s pretty tasty and very sessionable.