PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I got this on tap at Shoreline in LI. $2 for a 12 oz bottle. Pours amber with a dissipating off white head. Aroma is malty caramel and a touch of spicyness. This is finally an Oktoberfest with some decent bitterness. Most others are overly malt in my opinion. (I know that’s the style) Malty, bready, (rye bread), hint of pepperyness and a bitterish light dry finish. Not bad.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @ Andy’s, SH Promo night. Clear amber/light copper in color. Aroma is toasty malts, light bread and a moderate amount of german noble hops. Taste is pretty dry and smooth with caramel, toasted malts, and a moderate hop bitterness. Clean but not too exciting.
Goodgrief (1811) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
KSBF 08. Dark copper pour. Really biscuity and toasty and sweet caramel malty flavor. Some hop bitterness, but mild. Sticky, sticky mouthfeel. Bordering on cloying. Just too sweet, but a nice blend of flavors.
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the KSBF ’08. Poured a medium to deeper amberish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of bread, toasted grains, and some caramel. Tastes of the same toastiness, grains, and caramel. Definitely on the sweeter side.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 20/20
Enjoyed on tap at the Publick House in Southampton, NY. For a buck per taster, the 10-sampler platter’s the way to go. Copper-colored with the predictable vienna-flavored malty goodness. True to style.
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at SPH. Sweet malty aroma, caramel and toast over a grainy and somewhat industrial malt backbone. Light amber colour. Some light earthy/herbal hops. As with all of the beer at the pub, it improves once it starts to warm up. Flavour is okay with light toasted malt and some earthy bitterness. Lacks the sweetness and complexity of better examples.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2008 Cask at Chelsea Cask Fest. Man, this was flat out terrible. Something tasted off with the cask, but the cellar man claims it was in perfect condition. So be it. Gummy, fall foliage and euro hops in the nose. Flavor is chalky and muddy but laced with so much diacetyl... my god! I couldn’t finish even a 6oz glass. I’d like to try this one again on tap.