SpongeRuiner (409) - 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.
joshwoodward (408) - - SEP 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Solid, if a little boring. Some spicy quality, but not very round or complex.
pellegjr (390) - 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
johnnyoski (387) - 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.
blackflag321 (384) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pour to shaker glass. Simple brown color with medium head. More complex taste than I expected . . . roast, malt, nutty, with some bitterness. Yes, I will have another please!
RoscoeJackson (378) - Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pretty hoppe for an oktoberfest. this one just didn’t really do anything for me.
fattybladdy (358) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep amber pour with tan head. Nicely balanced brew, taste of caramel and nuts with an herbal hop finish.
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at hopcat...so good i had to break my 8 month(ish) rating drought. pours a nice crisp amber color with a thick white head. aroma is mild citrus, slightly spicy, light caramel in the back. flavor is very malt forward, caramel, biscuit, and a timy bit of raisin...followed by a huge hop kick...bitterness, lots of spice and citrus in the flavor. great lacing on the glass throughout the beer, well retained head. overall, i could definately drink this beer every day. well balanced, yet interesting enough to keep you wanting more...congrats shorts on another wonderful beer!
bpar73 (284) - 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.
paintedmaple (268) - 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.