ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Maxwell’s Tavern. Pours out a dark orange color with a white head on it. Smell is malty and rich with a little bit of hop presence. Taste sweet and fairly smooth. Easy to drink and kind of sweet. Went well with the burger, but I dont think I could drink more than one of these.
ChainGangGuy (4229) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Dispensed a clear, darkened amber-gold body with a spumed, off-white head.
Smell: Toasted whole-grain bread and a fragrance of spicy noble German hops above some lighter crackery tones and far-off traces of sweet-scented caramel.
Taste: Maltiness of moderately toasted bread given a touch of sweet caramel, maybe even a hint of honey as well. Spicy, floral German hops, lightly bitter and more than enough to balance things out. Soft, faint fruitiness. Drying finish with a delicate mix of spicy hops and maltiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Very drinkable. A clean, satisfying O-fest. Keep up the good German work, OMB.
cblack85 (36) - Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Picked up a growler of this from the brewery in October. Reviewing from notes
Poured from a growler into a pint glass
Pours a nice crystal clear copper color with very little off white head that leaves virtually no lacing.
Nice malty aroma with some fruity/citrus and caramel notes as well. More spicy hop aroma than I was expecting. Slightly bigger overall nose than I expected, not overwhelminly so, but definately bigger.
Very clean tasting beer. A perfect mix of sweet maltyness and slightly bitter hops. Really quite nice and very enjoyable. Well carbinated, with a crisp, clean finish. Definately easy to drink
This is probably my favorite example of this style. Very subdued and understated, yet still very interesting and enjoyable.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 17, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
1/2 pint Kolsch type glass at the tasting room at the Brewery. Pour is a lighter amber golden with a dirty white head the falls with nice lacing. Aroma is nutty, cooking caramel, and a bit of chemical cleaner. Sort of ok to start, but smelled a bit off in the back. As it warmed, even got some garlic. Taste is the malt up front - nice nutty mild sweetness, then it turns towards sort of a soapy chemical sweetness that fortunately clears a touch as it opens up. Palate is medium to light bodied, sort of silky texture with an unpleasant chemical sweet aftertaste.
bierslaaf (105) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap. Pourzs abmer with a large lasting off white head. Very malty aroma and clean slightly bitter taste. Medium body that’s crisp and clean on the on the palate. Lingering malty finish.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Moosehead Bar in Charlotte. Poured a hazy copper color with a thick off-white head that lingered well and left good lacing. Nose was a pleasant mix of malty sweet caramel and hoppy floral, with some bread and earth undertones. Mouthfeel was full, somewhat tingly and slightly chewy, and the taste then accentuated the malty caramel and earth of the nose.
Rounded off to a long pleasant finish, making this a most fine Oktoberfest beer.