BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at VA Beach Craft Beer Festival. Pours clear amber with a short, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is cookie and caramel malt, dates, light spicy hops, and a clean lager nose. Flavor is malty, sweet, light hops and bitterness, and a clean lager character. Low to medium body, low warmth, medium carbonation.
TheBeerGod (4910) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a short, foamy tan head. Aroma is spicy hops atop chewy malt, honeyed biscuit and rich caramel. Taste is big caramel, spicy hops, chewy malt notes, light grassy hops, buttered biscuit and light honey. Body is medium with a soft, creamy carbonation. Finishes with more big caramel notes, soft earthy notes, chewy malt, grassy and spicy hops and biscuit.
boto (1762) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Busch Gardens: This one pours a clear amber color. There was almost no head or lacing on mine. The aroma is lighter but nice. Mainly caramel malt and earthy hops. the taste is OK. Caramel, earthy, slight sweetness. Smooth. Not bad, but still a bit mediocre.
radagast83 (3794) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear, slightly darker, but still light amber color with a small white head. Aroma was light sweet malts, and a nice spice hop character to it. Flavor was malty, sweet malts, well balanced for the style, relatively enjoyable.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at the Top of the Hops Beer Festival, Charlottesville, VA, 9/11/10. Pours a clear golden amber color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of fruity notes, caramel and toasted malts. The taste is caramel, toasted malts and faint stone fruits. Medium bodied.
obguthr (3317) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Brews ’n Blues fest in Gloucester VA: Lightly toasted barley malt and dried leaves aroma, with hints of spice, perhaps cloves. Clear dark amber thin head, decent lacing. Barley malt, dried leaves, potpourri flavor. Medium body, maybe a touch too much for the style but still ok. More bitter in the end than most Octoberfests. Quite similar to the Fall Bock I’m told it is replacing in the brewer’s seasonal offerings. This beer was very popular at the event where I was a volunteer.
boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very clear amber with small tight carbonation bubbles and a nice off-white head that stays around and laces as the beer disappears. Smells malty with some caramel and some breadiness, along with a hint of spicey hops. Medium body, good carbonation, and a somewhat bitter finish and dry. Tastes nicely malty, sweet malts and some bread with hints of spicey hops. Dry in the finish
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Sample Date: 9/19/2009 Source:Other) Courtesy of the brewers. Rich malty aroma with hint of spicy hops. Clear medium orange amber with small white head. Lightly malty with some spicy hop notes. Dry clean finish with light residual bitterness.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the St. Benedict Oktoberfest on 09/19/2009. Clear orange amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel and toasty malt aroma. Sweet caramel, toasty malt and noble hop flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.