thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice clearish brown pour with some good foamy head that lingers for a bit. Some chunky & spotty lacing left behind. Aroma is a bit mild, but some malty and slightly spicey notes. Flavor is more robust with similar notes as the aroma, but just MORE. Very tasty - this beer screams fall.
I’d drink this again.
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A good session beer. Pours a clear amber with a thin off white head and decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is a little doughy and smells like the woods in the fall. Taste is medium bitter and semi sweet. Palate is kinda empty and taste leaves your mouth quickly.
paintedmaple (211) - 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.
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This interesting oktoberfest has a very intricate malt profile that is well balanced by aromatic, though slightly harsh, noble hops. However, it seems almost more like a lighter American IPA than an oktoberfest - it’s a bit strong on the hops and a bit light on the malt. Solid amber color, slightly hazy. Small, short-lived head. Aromas of roasted malt, bready malt, chocolate, grain, finishing with a sharp and dusty hop aroma. Nice. Flavor is unbalanced for the style, being more bitter than sweet, and the finish is dry. A good beer, but not quite what was expected. Try a single before getting a six-pack.
bpar73 (162) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the brewpub. Dark golden pour with a thin off-white head. Caramel , chocolate and malt. Nicely hopped with a smooth finish.
klingea1 (28) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber, CO2 bubbles cling to the side of the glass, minimal head. Aromas of light malt and hay from the hops. The hay/grass flavor comes through to the taste, not unpleasant. A little taste of alcohol in the background. Abundant carbonation tickles the tongue.
Smitty1994 (27) - Portage, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A solid Octoberfest style beer. Good nutty malt flavor. Could use a crisper finish.
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mgatesy (23) - Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as good or drinkable as some of the other Oktoberfest beers I’ve had, even those that are made by larger breweries.
tedyjam87 (17) - - SEP 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
golden, clear, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm good beer!
jhulett (6) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2010 does not count
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Not a well balanced beer. Too much IBU for the style and a thin malt presence. Very unpleasant floral detergent aftertaste. At $11.99 for a six pack, this beer is incredibly overpriced. Definitely try a single first.