bhensonb (9837) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy amber with a slight beige head. Aroma of mildly roasted caramel with some rather grassy hop. Med body at least. Flavor is mild roast caramel with some fruit and grass. Finishes on the bitter side. Better than many.
Dogbrick (6826) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Seattle brewpub. This brew pours a slightly hazy reddish amber color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of caramel, malt and slight hops. Light to medium body with a sweet caramel malt character and a touch of grassy hops. The finish is short and malty. Slightly above average overall.
shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Lactic caramel/corn syrup malt aroma. Amber with huge light tan head. Amber with moderate off-white head. Sweet caramel malt with moderately bitter weedy herbal flavor. Rough.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: clean in lager way malty feel, herbal , tad spicy hop notes as backing. Balanced and with good character.
Look: fine (chill?) haze on amber with creamy medium top.
Taste: medium full bodied with lighter finsh. Bitter hops up front , chewy texture with malty walls. Slight nutty , peppery hop finish. Good , but not most traditional Oktoberfest you might have.
blutt59 (5913) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, orange color with no foam, aroma and flavor wih good caramel and some of the cooked carrots found in octo’s, sweet finish
DuffMan (5795) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear medium amber, malty caramel, moderately hoppy finish. Nice for a session.
5000 (5613) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle:   Tawny amber, moderate frothy sandy head, nice lacing.   Looks decent enough.   Soft bready malts, a touch of nuts and old christmas fruit cake.   Bready on the tongue, fairly smooth, but a little metallic and astringent on the backside.   Finish isn’t terribly smooth.   Seems unfinished and a little raw.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Despite being only 6.7%, it feels like some medicinal heat after the finish.   Looks good, but certainly fools ya when you get it on your tongue.
SudsMcDuff (5370) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
hmmm, this is weak shit .. . pours a murky caramel .. low foam .. touch of caramel bitterness .. . weak mouth, odd and a bit offputting .. . this is a pyramid product? .. sad .. .
douglas88 (5152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from the Utah state store. Pours a clear dark amber color with a medium white head. A sweet malty nose with light hops. Pretty clean, some light bitterness, caramel, lingering crisp flavors in the finish. Decent.
BVery (5141) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Mostly clear amber pour with a decent small frothy head. Some dusty caramel malts but the lager yeast is coming through pretty strong. Not a great beer.