Zeswaft (1495) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another great offering from New Belgium. Hoppy and citrusy and plenty of malt to back it up. Enjoyable.
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with nice deep red hues. Ample frothy head. Aroma is slight pine with roasty light caramel coming thru. Taste is a nice blend of roast caramel, maybe some toffee with those eldorado hops coming thru in the finish. A nice one for those first cool summer evenings.
Cybercat (4175) - Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Comes out of the tap a clear, ruby-tinged copper with a thick, pale tan head that sticks around for a while and leaves very generous lacing. Malty aroma has a hoppy hay overtone and a firm earthy note. Malty, earthy flavor has hoppy and clove notes - it’s a little like drinking good mulch, but I mean that in a positive way. Body is only average, but fizz is strong and lively. Finish is woody but not bitter. Another winner from New Belgium.
mjg74 (2891) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from BevMo. Fairly well hopped nose with a hint of sweetness and some malts. Hoppy and crisp flavors decent maltiness with a touch of roast, Pretty tasty amber.
Beerdrinker79 (1774) - Idaho, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, thanks Poisoneddwarf- Pours clear autumn amber with a dense creamy light tan head that is reducing to a ice cream float appearance and good cobwebby lace. The aroma is hops actually, sticky resinous hops, spicy and piney. The taste is more amber ale, it is like a dry hopped amber, not my style personally, but the extra hops makes me like this more than say Fat Tire. Body and carbonation are both average, and the mouthfeel is creamy. Overall I wasn’t expecting much, and was disappointed they went away from the Hoptober Golden beer, because I really liked that, but this was better than expected.
blutt59 (6268) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, dark amber color with no foam, malty caramel aroma, flavor is caramel with a lingering hop finish
Beaver (1488) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark reddish amber with a medium fluffy off-white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet toasty caramel/crystal malts and resiny hops.
The flavor is sweet toasted caramel and crystal malts with an earthy bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit watery.
Overall, it’s OK and has some decent bitterness. I personally don’t care for the biscuity malts or the hop flavors though.
wxman (1590) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear garnet/amber with a robust off white head that sticks around and rings the glass. Aroma is caramel malt, citrus and pine. Taste is sweet roasted malt, buttery caramel and plenty of hop spicyness (pine and grapefruit), but not overdone. Afterall, it is an Oktoberfest/Marzen and we want malty sweetness to be in the fore. Excellent effort, as always, from New Belgium.
skmikeg (1407) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish amber color with a off white head. Aroma is of toasted malts, pine, caramel, and some toffee notes. Taste is of toasted biscuit malts, grass, pine, some citrus, caramel, and some toffee. has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a crisp semi dry finish. overall, a pretty good amber ale that seems like a good fall seasonal.
brucebruce81 (318) - Wyoming, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer had a hint of something I couldn’t quite pick out this really was smooth but nothing great