arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, bread, hints of red fruit, touch of yeast, some biscuit, nice toasted malt notes. Taste is a mix of grass, bread, biscuit, hints of toast, yeast, spice, finishing spicy, dry, bitter.
alliance100 (712) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Tip Top Deluxe - pours a dark copperish gold color . Malty aroma . Tasty is very bready malt , slightly sweet . Ok .
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
chucklemation (508) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber/mahogany with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts. Flavor is more malty than caramel, with a low dose of bitterness. More on the bitter side than sweet. Interesting, and not too bad.
firstsip (460) - Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brownish. Light malt nose. Tastes of sweeter malts, but less caramely. Still has a decent yeast presence to mellow out the sweetness.
rumproasts (2947) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. amber with small head. caramel malt base. earthy hops. very solid for the style.
andrewmb83 (42) - Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Aroma is hop hey with a touch of malt. Appearance is a dark amber, with little head. Flavor of earthy hops balances well with caramel malt. Great medium palate. Good American oktoberfest with larger hop additions then normal, which i like so this may be a touch biased.
WillRunForBeer (726) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to umich03jm, thanks Jason! Pours deep amber brown with a sticky off white head. Aromas of caramel, dark cherry, smoke, charred oak. Flavor is caramel, dark chocolate, oats, smoke. A little grassy bittlerness in the finish. Mouthfeel is creamy, full.
Homer321 (1961) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle thanks to senseimike. Aroma is full of toast and bread crust. small off white head, good lacing. slightly hazy deep red color. Flavor is initially very bitter with a sweet malt backbone that turns to a chocolate and roast in the finish. moderate carbonation. man, the finish is just too roasty and chocolate for me, almost astringent. very drying.
DrSilverworm (6573) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, thanks to umich03jm. Mostly clear amber color. Good thin off-white head. Good rows of lace. Medium body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation, lightly slick finish. Good caramel, toasty malt, some earthy hop, hint of chocolate, very nice. Moderate bitter taste, lighter sweet. Great oktoberfest. Good to enjoy with my sub, but also very drinkable on it’s own.
SpongeRuiner (752) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transferring my rating from Beer Advocate. Pretty good stuff. Not the biggest fan of the style but I thought it had a nice quenching quality to it.