Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Experienced at the Bridge Road Bistro on tap in a pint glass. The beer pours a medium to nearly deep amber color, with a moderate and long-lasting white head. The nose is extremely slight, lacking any sort of classic German malt or noble hop character, and instead showing the clean aroma of an American light lager. The palate shows malt character, but that resembling English toasted and pale chocolate malt, rather than continental caramel and Munich malts. Hop character is essentially nonexistent, other than perhaps to balance the aforesaid malt. Carbonation is essentially the only part of the beer that reflects an Oktoberfest lager, other than a clean yeast profile. The finish leaves notes of toasted malts on the palate. Overall, utterly disappointing and completely off-style.