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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A full bodied fest beer, amber colored, very smooth, Original Gravity: 13.5, made from a variety of roasted malts, 2-row pilsner malt and imported Hallertau hops. One of Michael Jackson’s 24 favorite American beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle. Banana custard scent more akin to a Dubbel than an Oktoberfest with a dark bronze, low head dissolving to film, appearance. The light, crisp palate was refreshing as the grainy taste finished on a bitter note. I picked up grains all over the taste and aroma. It made me think of tortilla chips.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Light golden color, clear with a thin head. Light malt and hops aroma. Average brew and has a nice finish. MJ might have liked this back 20 years ago but now it would be average for him also.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkSachon (949) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2011
I find it surprising that Michael Jackson ranks this on his list of top 24 American beers. Some exotic flavors but nothing to rave about. The taste may be unpleasant to some. Worth a retry just to see what I might have missed from Mr. Jackson’s review.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirdeye11 (6074) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
(12oz bottle thanks to Cavie) clear amber with a fine tan bubbled head and very little effervescence. Nose of butter, cracker, dry, chalky and a bit of caramel and apples. Taste of trash, dry grain, taffy and butter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (3561) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Pours a clear copper color with an aroma of caramel, toasted malt, and grain. Caramel malt with toasted malt, and grain make up the flavor with a medium-light body and limited lacing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Poured copper amber, with a musty touch of sour funkiness. Had some sort of off sour flavor with malty lager body that didn’t start or end right. clearly a bad batch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (12757) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, grain, and honey. Flavor of caramel, honey, light roasted malt, and dried apricots.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttutony (851) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Amber color in the glass. Fruity ester aroma with grainy, bready malt. Slight sweetness on the palate, medium-full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tiffany Beer Mug (yeah, I know, but it was a 5th anniversary gift from my work and actually pretty cool). Appearance: Clear, rich copper but it struggles to form a head. Aroma: Fairly dry caramel, cherry, biscuit and noble hops. Taste: Semi-sweet at first with cherry and caramel before becoming more biscuity and spicy on the finish. Nicely balanced and it has a sweet core that is not at all cloying. Palate: Moderate carbonation, smooth, fairly light body, semi-dry finish. Overall: Another winner from Penn, as the 4 beers I have had from them (alas, two were in my pre-review days) have been well above average examples of their respective German styles.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomer (3076) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle, light hazy light brown colour with some rusty streaks, fruity aroma with some caramel notes, flavour of caramel with some dried fruits that add a note of sourness. Quite drinkable but nothing too exciting.

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