SSSteve (3392) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. a clear rusty colored beer under a medium sized frothy beige head. toffee, toast, textbook malty aroma. full flavored with toasted malt, hints of nuts, toffee. medium bodied. very smooth. robust enough to bring out the great flavors of the style while still preserving the correct amount of ’delicate’ you find in this style. it’s not over the top in a good way. this beer and ayinger’s example stand alone in this catagory IMO. perfectly crafted. pennichuck is brewing some amazing beers up there in NH!!
unclemattie (3735) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours a beautiful deep reddish copper color. Tall off-white frothy head. Perfect lace. Aroma has a touch of wooded earthiness. Nice hop floral. Aroma is mostly malt, nice Vienna and a touch of caramel. Toasted malt sweetness. Flavor is very mild. A bit of the sweeter side. Lots of toasted cereal flavor. I have yet to be disappointed by this brewery. Lingering flavor of a malt nuttiness. Lots of Munich malt character, not too musty, earthy, bready, sweet. Finishes with the slightest bit of wood flavor. Sticky texture, medium bodied. Full flavored.
My 50th Oktoberfest/Märzen!
Not sure how the name reflects firefighting but still a really good beer.
Drake (6594) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Three cheers to Pennichuck! This is likely the last beer I’ll ever have from them, which is sad as I had really grown to like them and rumors of distribution to my state almost immediately preceded their demise. Thanks to jblauvs for the 22 ounce bottle. Pours a clear dark copper color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel and toffee with lightly toasted malts and a very faintly hoppy finish. The taste is toasted malts, berries and toffee with a mildly hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Pretty decent.
Pastor (776) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Feels like fall so I had to grab this one today. Poured this one into a large Nonic it produced a two finger white head that lasts and follows the brew down the glass. The body of the beer is a clear ruby red in color
There are Great aromas of sweet caramel malts along with a great breadiness. As it warms you get a slight fruitiness as well in the aroma. The flavors of sweat grains and bread filed my mouth there is also a little bit of alcohol burn as it warms. The brew had a great feel in my mouth with ample carbonation.
An easy to drink brew one of the better of the style I have had. I will defiantly grab more of this brew
Marsiblursi (2952) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours deep dark amber with reddish mahogany hints. The aroma is nice German-ish malty with tones of sweet caramel and bread. Grassy and herbal hops. Bit cinnamon spicy on the nose. The flavour is medium to heavily sweet and light bitter. Robust/full malty and light hoppy with notes of sweet caramel, bread, spices, herbs and grass. The mouthfeel is round and clean. Lingering malt aftertaste. Medium to full bodied.
Cletus (6187) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh bomber. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of caramel, light spice, some earthy hints. Tastes earthy with some nice spicy touches. Very enjoyable.
thornecb (3689) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown into a stein. Off-white micro head with excellent retention. Metallic malt aromas. Sweet caramel upfront with a crisp, dry pit fruit finish.
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber: Clear copper with a thin off-white head, aroma has caramel and full grains, medium bodied with light carbonation and a crisp ending, starts and ends lightly sweet.
canary dog (586) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent Oktoberfest. Very full and rich body with a surprisingly complex finish. Keep telling yourself this is just a lager. Perhaps a touch of flatness in the finish, such as pelletized hops? Overall, still very good.
jimhilt (2282) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a three finger cream head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Nice deep, clear mahogany color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nutty nose. Flavor is slightly sweet, doughy malt. $4.29 for a 22oz bottle from Smiley’s Beverage Dover, NH.