Bulk_Carrier (3836) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
I had this during a work trip in the Virginia area last Autumn.
The appearance was a nice light gentle amber color with a decent transparency about it letting in enough light to see some carbonation rising at a decent pace. The head was about a finger’s worth and gently died to a slight little hill in the center of the beer. Some light lacing stuck around the sides of the glass.
The smell had a good amount of caramel malts along with some pilsner malts invading my nose.
The taste was basically sweet around the caramel and pilsner malts.
On the palate, it sat fairly light and displayed a decent sessionable quality running about it. The carbonation was somewhat smooth and watery.
Overall, for the most part, this was a pretty good brew that I ended up having several of and had it with some pretzels. It made for a nice memorable Autumn afternoon watching football.
maniac (3800) - 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.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
9/30/2014. 12 oz. bottle. Deep amber with a white head. Malty and caramel aromas. Bitter earthy flavors, caramel, and light hops.
boto (2103) - 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.
Luvystypotables (1688) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A weak aroma of malt and hazelnut, a light clear orange Amber color not much head. A watery body with a weak hazelnut feel. Not much of finish.
mike5326 (1636) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a cold bottle. Clear copper color, no head. Slight spice and hops smell. Medium body, slightly bitter hops flavor with a mild spice accent.
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.
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ 11th Street Taphouse, Virginia Beach Va-Copper pour w/a slight tan head. Malty aroma. Flavors of malt, toffee, caramel, nuts, pretty standard Oktoberfest, Very true to style, smooth & easy to drink. Had it on a cool, rainy late summer night @ the beach & it hit the spot, wound up the season well & made me look forward to the Fall.
BrettTaylor (738) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a orange’ish gold with medium head. Not as malty on the nose as expected, a bit of hop on the nose. Not as malty on the palate either, a bit of hop bitterness, but not very clean finish.
coyforce (684) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nice try at an Oktoberfest legendary seasonal but this one falls short of the standard flavor I would expect.