jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, general, all-purpose octoberfest that I had this year. Not at all memorable, but a decent example of the style. On another note, I kind of like the minimalist style of the branding of Port City. Either that, or it is the general, run-of-the-mill design by committee that so often occurs in the DC-area.
Elwood (3079) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle. It pours a hazy, ruddy amber with a small off white head. Slight caramel and bread nose. Light fruitiness with toasted malt, bread, and light caramel notes in the flavor. Light balancing bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Decent.
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Total Wine Alexandria. Pours brown with a very thin head. Has a bit of a musty bready smell. Kind of dry on the tongue. Finishes clean. Not a big fan of Port City and this one’s not changing my mind.
ScottWallace82 (64) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into a glass. Pours a hazy amber color with thin, fast dissipating had. Mildly malty aroma. Nice mouthfeel with no harshness. Malty with notes of honey. A very nice, easy to drink märzen.
JDBaker11058 (1246) - Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: clear copper, with one finger of tan head, minimal lacing. Aroma: caramel, toffee, toast, a hint of nuts and grassy, herbal hops. Taste: toasty, with brown bread, caramel, a hint of brown sugar, and a decent hoppy bite to clear the palate. Finish: crisp and smooth, with a bit of lingering toast. Notes: Perfectly acceptable.
DCLawyer (1423) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->shaker. Cloudy amber with small offwhite head. Aroma and taste are straight marzen, with grains, malt, bread. Decent.
jcos (1525) - Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location/Date:Bottle spit with J on October 12th, 2013.
Appearance: Pours a light caramel brown color.
Aroma: Aroma of light caramel.
Taste: Caramel, some light nutty flavors.
Palate:Light body, quick finish.
Summary: Needed more flavor to me compared to others of the style.
nimbleprop (4813) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a clear orange with some thin, creamy, white head. Nose has some malt, orange, roasted root veg, some dried leaves, some chewy bread. Flavor is very similar, a little bit of honey, malt, orange, some carrot, bread. Medium bodied, crisp finish. Straight forward, but decent.
MadRobin (1899) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Hazy amber with large cream-colored head and very good lacing.
Mild aroma of toasted grain and toffee.
Taste of lightly toasted grain, granola, caramel and light earthy, citric hops. Very well balanced and remarkably tasty.
Medium body and high carbonation with a very pleasant mouthfeel.
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Huhzubendah (2496) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!
The beer has a fabulous appearance. Clear and orange with a towering head after an aggressive pour. Head retention is lasting and there’s plenty of lacing to be found on the pint glass. The aroma is subtle, bordering on weak. Non-offensive, but quite mild. The taste is superb. I consumed half of the 64 oz. growler, and could’ve easily had more. Really smooth and easy drinking, with a simple and delicious malt presence. Hints of nuts, and just ever so slightly sweet. A fabulous example of an Oktoberfest, I definitely recommend this.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 09-06-2011