FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a two finger thick, light tan colored head. The beer is a rich red-amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, amber-gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells sweet and fruity with berry like notes that are backed with toasted, slightly nutty notes, a touch of whole grain crackers, and just a deep maltiness that becomes more noticeable the longer you dig.
The beer is fairly dry tasting, with perhaps a hint of sweet maltiness towards the end that brings out a bit of berry character. A toasted whole grain cracker note, a touch of light nuttiness, and a straw like pale malt note. The hops are lightly herbal, and provide a bit of bitterness to the finish, and likely accentuate the light berry notes found in the finish. The body is fairly light, but has just enough heft to it to keep it interesting on the palate.
This is a pretty nice beer, I do like the malt depth that this beer has; the malt character is light, but has enough character to it to keep this interesting without keeping this from being a beer that is meant to be quaffed in quantity.
Beerman6686 (4232) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured an amber color with an off white head. Aroma was grass, toast, and caramel. Flavor was a great blend of the 3, not overly sweet and dark fruity like some Oktoberfest.
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper with a nice biege head. Aroma of malt, yeast, grain, and grass. Taste is caramel malt, yeast, grain, spice, and grass. Well made Octoberfest. Tasty.
Indra (2595) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle from the brewery. Aroma of lightly toasty, bready and sweet malts, lightly herbal and spicy hop, as well as some leafy, lightly earthy and fruity notes in the background. Clear light amber in color with a lasting, fine, off-white head. Flavor profile is comprised of lightly sweet, toasty, biscuity malts, featuring a hint of caramel along with a touch of spicy, leafy hop flavor, touch of pear-like fruitiness and a light-moderate dosage of bitterness towards the finish. Incredibly clean and smooth with an almost airy feel and a light-medium body. Excellent example of the style, refined yet minimal, well-balanced and very drinkable. Good as any Oktoberfest one is likely to find.
Dragonfly1 (487) - Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Brat Stop. Rich copper color. Aroma is light spice and barley. Taste is mellow...More yeast spiciness followed by a slightly tangy finish. Body is very thin, carbonation is light, needs more bite. Ok.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/16/13 trade from Jamil. Overall, a great octoberfest. Low point was the weak grain tart scent. Appearance was a golden copper beauty. Crisp light feel. Nice mellow grain tart malt flavor. A nice Autumn brew.
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DuffMan (6554) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Saz’s State House, Milwaukee. Auburn body, capped by a 1cm foam mattress. Toasty caramel malts, moderately hoppy finish. Nice body, very sessionable.
zeke626 (418) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a clear, copper-colored body with a white head. Aroma of bread/biscuit and yeast with hints of citrus and hops. Taste is similar. Light carbonation with a clean finish. Quite drinkable.
Iphonephan (3066) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle at the GABF in 2013. Pours a clear gold with a white head. Bready nose. Biscuit notes. Crisp clean finish.
BeerInHeaven (134) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a light copper with a nice persistent beige head. nice lacing. aroma is a subtle malt. taste is clean but full with a touch of spice. A very subtle spice finish. Good beer!