Dacrza (775) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Situation: Friday before Thanksgiving week...perfect time for a final look at a Fest!
Glassware: Ayinger willibecker...
Appearance: light amber, orange-brownn body that colors the season well; off-white head that leaves tracings et remains whole...
Aroma: piercing malts and spices that punch with honey and candied sugars--a rather bold presence....
Palate: rounded, slightly carbonic presence with a zesty finish; enjoyable as a stand-alone or with pub fare...
Taste: malt profile is clear, crisp and round while delivering an aftertaste worth revisiting; nuanced enough not to be monolithic in maltiness...
Overall: sugars assert themselves in a way that mkes me want to seek out leftover candy corn! A solid/just short of exceptional offering in the fall sampler....
AnG_BrgNor (326) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma and taste isfruit, caramel and some hops. A short ending with a tiny bitterness. Not very exciting this one.
bozoNZ (750) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice clear amber colour. Malt driven nose. Pretty standard malt dominated palate. Very marzen like. Drinks ok. Not a favourite style
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber with a resilient beige head. Aroma is roast, caramel. Flavor is roast, caramel. Finish is toasty and herbal. Medium body, average carbonation.
hauxe (266) - Butzbach, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated from old notes. A medium bodied brew in which the malts are quite predominant. Only in the aftertaste did the hops come to the forefront. Well balanced, with a warm alcohol presence that makes itself felt after mid-bottle. Pleasant.
bdleedahl (71) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cleanly brewed as expected from Sam Adams. I nice easy to drink ale with malty caramel notes standing out as the dominant sweet flavour.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sirmixsomewhat (173) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s a really easy beer to drink because it’s not overpowering in any way, but you can get better Octoberfest beers. However, I had it again recently and immediately questioned why I’d ever had it before, including that time, so there’s that.
conway (2210) - - NOV 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown/amber with off white head. Fruity, nutty caramel and toffee. Very sweet. Medium body. It’s fine.
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good shit. Nice balance between malty sweetness and light on hops. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SiviS (40) - - NOV 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden amber in color with a really profound caramel smell. Very smooth taste with a nice finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android
HuldgaardRJ (180) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A surprisingly pleasant brew. Amber, slightly sweet, with a nice finish. One of the best sam adams beers