SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Murky red brown with a small head. Light malt aroma with dry tannic toastiness and a touch of earthy hops. Dry and toasty flavor with a tannic bite and just a little sweetness. Coarse body. Not somethingij could get into. Needs some more malt and overall balance.
drewbeerme (3838) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap from a small sampler glass, clear amber with small white head. nose is grainy with slighty malty notes to it. flavor seems like a bland lager if not for the hint of some maltiness. never as bready as you’d want an oktoberfest brew to be. decent. no major flaws.
17thfloor (2426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a murky copper with no head, looks like a soda. Lightly toasted malt aroma. The flavor is almost correct, if not for being too light and the alcohol ruins it. Slightly nutty toasted malt, nice lagered flavor. I could see this recipe being reworked into something delicious.