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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Noble Chaos is an Oktoberfest/Marzen (German-style amber lager) with a subtle hop bouquet and toasted caramel malt flavors. It is a well-balanced beer that finishes fresh and clean. With a pleasant nose and medium body, this brew is a taste of the fall season.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle into a nonic pint. Pours a nice deep amber. Slight white head. Aroma is sweet, slightly roasty, a bit of grass. Taste is sweet, sugar, yeast, nice hop bite, grass, bread. Not bad. Easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1390) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle (from backlog). Burnt orange color with medium head. Malt, bread, grain and sugar flavors and aromas.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2007
On tap at Ashley’s. Pours a somewhat transparent, dark ruddy cherrywood color with a thin, wispy layer of off-white head. Quite dark for an Oktoberfest, and the aroma shows it, too. Lots of caramel and light chocolate going on, along with notes of prune flesh and some nutty, woody bark. Smells a bit dark, heavy, and astringent, and the palate reveals this is no misconception. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated mouthfeel. A pleasant amount of chewy malt up front, and while not overly sweet, it has this dark, borderline roasty, woody astringency that makes this taste a bit more in the lines of a bock. Plenty of caramel and dark malt qualities, but not much Munich malt flavor. Finishes dry, with more of that woody astringency and a kiss of noble hops on the back end. Drinkable and somewhat enjoyable, but not to style.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle. Aroma has notes of infection. Medium amber hue with a small off-white head that fully diminished and left no lace. Flavor is undrinkable, completely infected(no surprise there from Short’s) Palate is thin and watery with average carbonation. Overall another infected bottle from Short’s. I hate this crap.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flatmatt (1162) - Northville, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is very nutty (peanut buttery specifically) and earthy with notes of caramel and dark fruit. Peanutty and toasty malt flavors blend with earthiness and bits of dark fruit and hop hints. Alcohol is just slightly more apparent than it probably should be for the ABV, but this is a nice version of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1117) - farmington, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2011
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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demitriustown (1091) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2010
12 oz bottle: Aroma has a really nice grainy and malty texture to it. Caramel, roast, light banana and spice are the most prevelent scents. Appearance is a very cloudy orangish brown with a medium slightly off white head. Taste has got a really nice an complex texture, malt, grain, light fruit, hops, and spice are intermingled together quite well. Palate is medium carbonation and a light roasted malt aftertaste that is enjoyable. Overall. I think this is a really nice and proper to style Oktoberfest beers. Cheers!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Hazy copper brown pour with a 1-finger, off-white head. The aroma is sweet and nutty with notes of toasted almond, toast, light cocoa, and subtle zesty noble hops. The flavor is very nutty and toasty upfront, with some chalky cocoa powder in the middle and finishing with spicy, floral hop bitterness. Soft, clean medium body with moderate carbonation. It has a nice deep roasty full flavored character for an Oktoberfest style.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Pours a gorgeous cloudy orange gold. Smells of banana and wheat, more like a wheat then a marzen to me. Tasted very metallic and bready. It had a strange aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (862) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2014
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.


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