dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drank from a bottle.
Nothing of major note on the smell. Tastes like a standard lager with some German malts. A little bready. Overall kind of meh. There better Oktoberfest beers out there.
jcnielsen (2398) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours an orange color with white head. Malty, earthy, grainy aromas. Grainy, earthy, caramel flavors. Not bad.
jcos (1605) - Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location/Date:Bottle on September 24th, 2013.
Appearance: Pours a nice caramel semi clear with light bubbles.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel, light bread..
Taste: Light caramel, light bready, light nutiness.
Palate:Medium light body, faint fizz.
Summary: Definitely a solid example of the style, especially for a USA made version.
mike67 (875) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with long lasting, foamy white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of Noble hops and nutty, caramel malt. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is sour, salty, caramel and herbal hops. Finish is long and salty. It seams to me they were trying to brew Gose but put in too much caramel malt.
DCLawyer (1641) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft->shaker. Light amber with small offwhite head. Malt, bread, cereal, rye. OK.
b3shine (6157) - Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a transparent golden orange with foamy off-white head that slowly dissipates into lacing. Smells malty with a lager yeast backbone. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Okay.
BOSSbrewer (2255) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at the Tap Room in St. Louis in the summer of 2011. Decent beer but nothing to write home about.
Patrickctenchi (4455) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy brown-amber with a tight tan head.
Aroma is bread, malt.
Flavour is caramel, bread, a hint of citrus and mild spice.
Almost a rye-ness to it.....
Pretty good, even though the bottle was a little old.
N3lson1 (312) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good oktoberfest, good sweet/malty beer. Difficult to enjoy 4+ drinks but still good nonetheless.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
THOUGHTS: I thought it smelled very nice at first, but maybe interesting was a better word. A little more citrusy than most oktoberfests. A rare beer because I loved the aroma, but sort of disliked the flavor.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium, brownish orage with an average, off-white head that kept a decent sheet. The aroma was heavy bread, cookie, caramel, graham cracker, toast, pie crust and cake; moderate grassy hops; light citrus hops; and something slightly like Cap’n Crunch. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet, heavily bitter and slightly sour with an average duration. There was caramel, maple syrup, grassy hops, lighter citrus hops, floral hops, dark breads, cookie, and cake. The light to medium body was a little syrupy with fizzy carbonation and a metallic finish.