Foffern (1383) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at Piccadilly, Bodø. Pours a clear straw colour with a small, off-white head. Aroma of pale malt, hay and sweet corn. The flavour is similar with more malt and hay, and some alcohol. Has a slick mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A balanced and quite malty beer. Not very interesting though.
DrSilverworm (7960) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
4oz on tap at the Lager House. Labeled explicitly on the menu as "Paulaner Octoberfest Weis’n" -- ABV listed as 5%. These guys do a lot of business with the distributor in question, so I suppose if any place in town is likely to have this beer, this place is more than others. Clear golden orange color.. Good thin off-white head, leaving good thicker lace. Very musty aroma... Bready, musty funky lageriness, touch of corn? Not very impressive, funky must is dominant. Lighter body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation, slick texture. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter, and a kind of rough bite in the finish. Nope, not impressive. I’d have been very disappointed to have ordered a pint. Not too much different from macro lagers. A touch of burnt popcorn that I’m used to getting from super-stale NA macro lagers. Was the keg from 2014?
WABeerFiend (294) - - JAN 15, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
05.2014 best by date.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 10.27.13.
Smooth, malty, and easy to drink. It was ok, but I wouldn’t seek it out again.
jice (155) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bouteille. Première oktoberfest Bier. Correcte, agréable, mais sans plus. A comparer avec d’autres oktoberfest bier.
markschiedon (320) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drinking from a 0,5l bottle.
A grainy, not so special aroma.
The clear golden beer has a medium white head.
The taste is a bit watery, but also spices are noticeable. Easy drinkable, full bodied.
magpieken (101) - - JAN 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. 07/15. Pours a bright, pale straw colour with a frothy, slightly off white head which refused to disappear and excellent lacing. Very gentle aroma of malt and only a hint of hops. Light sweetness and light bitterness. Very clean. Medium body, smooth texture and just a touch of bitterness in the finish. Not very complex but subtle, well made and a perilously drinkable brew at 6% abv. I wish I had another one of these, as it’s not a beer to be pondered and dissected, it’s a beer to be simply enjoyed.
SarkyNorthener (2716) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
New years eve beer 2. Bottle shared thanks to s_hartshorne. Golden beer with small head. Aroma is a little yeast and malts. Taste is bready, yeast and pale malts. Some sweetness. Good stuff.
s_hartshorne (2056) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with sarkynortherner. Golden thin head. Pale malts aroma taste same some fruity bread yeast good hoppy finish. Well carbonated. Decent.
allmyvinyl (5442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the hanging bat as festbier, 5.8%. Pours clear golden amber, thin white head. Aromas of caramel, grassy hops, cooked vegetables. Taste is grassy, bread malt sweet. Crisp finish.
maus (44) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle. Golden clear colour with a white head that dissipates fast. Aroma smells of earthy hops and ubiquitous lager simpleness. Taste is a bit on the bitter side for a pale lager, albeit nothing surprising. Decent lager, too harsh for a lawn-mower.