paintedmaple (476) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Much better than the standard Oktoberfest offerings; this is complex, earthy, and nicely hopped.
tomthompson89 (1922) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
brownish decent head, nose is sweet with spicy aroma. flavor is similar with a touch of hops for bittering and a good maltyness. good beer
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: November 19, 2010
Appearance: hazy amber, fine off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: dry bready aroma, light spicyness
Flavor: bready flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, balancing earthyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Shark Club in Howell. Poured a hazy amber color with a small sized head. Earth, caramel, chocolate, with some butteriness. Some fruitiness in the finsh.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at hopcat. reddish brown with medium head. aroma of bitter, early hops, peppercorn, sweet bread and a touch of clove. flavor of grain, sweetened cereal, burnt sugar, and peppercorn. hints of clove. interesting.
Strykzone (5208) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle bought in Michigan. A big fluffy off white head slowly falls in on itself leaving nice lacing. The beer is cloudy and tea colored. This smells very nutty and has lots of nutmeg with softer spices and fruit. Delightful. The flavor is also nutmeg with more spice and a decent hop bite. There is also some earth and very light fruit. Was sorry to see the bottom of the glass with this beer. The finish was hoppy and fruity. A different but very nice version.
jtw (1125) - farmington, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a woody, caramel, and greenly hoppy brew. rich and toasty malt, with clean lager notes and a classic octoberfest profile. no noticeable booze, nicely balanced and a medium body. more hops than a typical octoberfest but it’s quite a nice touch, and one i would gladly drink for most of the fall season!
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a frothy off-white head. Biscuit aroma with some spices. Toasted malt flavor balanced with a soft, hoppy finish. Dry texture and well carbonated. Definitely drinkable but closer to an ESB than a Marzen IMO.
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours ruddy auburn w/ dense meringue head, heavy cracker and caramel aroma, nutty/caramelly w/ substantial hop throughout, finishes fairly clean, tasty
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
coppery orange color with a small tan head.
grassy noble hop aromas mix with caramel, pepper and toasty nuts.
the flavor has the same notes with the additions of some dankness and floral/tea.
it’s not really octofest-y but it is easy drinking. 6/4/6/3/14