BOSSbrewer (1319) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with minimal white head. Very malty with some caramel and toffee. Somewhat sweet. Medium bodied with a semi sweet finish. Better than I expected.
VinegarStroke (210) - Napa, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Amber with slight haze. Frothy white head that dissipates quickly. Honey, caramel, malty aromas. Darker malt spectrum moving to a heavier profile rather than fresh. Dry rather than sweet. Bitter finish. Not sour but crisp mid palate.good wieght but coarse.
monk191 (727) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Overall decent beer. Pours a nice amber color with a light white head. Smells nice, herby and floral. Taste is refreshing and crisp, but has a weird aftertaste, almost soapy (not the glass). Had on tap at Billcos.
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joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours a nice clear reddish amber color with an off white/orangy head. The aroma is very malty with some caramel and fruit, but mostly malty grains. The flavor is strong and complex with toasty and fruity malts and a nice noble hop presence near the finish. A really satisfying yet easy to drink beer. A near perfect Octoberfest.
madvike (2585) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours clear amber with a foamy tan head. Nose is big and caramelly, with lightly toasted malt and light herbal hops. Same taste--lots of toasted malt, caramel, and a bit of herbal/floral hopping. Slick, with minimal carbonation. Good, but a bit too sweet.
DavidWoodruff (387) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
light amber with a small dissipating white head. Light malt and toast in the aroma. Dry malty flavor with no hops noticeable. Finishes dry with a mild bitterness. Ok but nothing special.
RichardW (1376) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled. sweet malty aroma. Quite vineous with some sherry notes. Lovely clear red colour, long sweet finish
DentonShanks (25) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet golden amber brown, wish it was a stronger % alcohol, pleasant amber smoke aroma
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Ibrew2or3 (6530) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours deep clear copper with thin near white head. The aroma offers up some sweet caramel malts, a nice biscuit maltiness heading toward sort of grainy bread as well as Pilsener like malt sweetness. The taste has a sweet and bready and somewhat caramel maltiness. In between the malts is a slight dark fruity esters sweetness and some lagery yeastiness. Nice, there’s enough going on here to keep it from getting too sweet.
Caytinator (813) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Good pour, reddish-amber color and light haymarket aroma. Slight head fades, decently strong carbonation. Slightly burnt taste, traditional. Great body, full but not overpowering, easy to drink, a great tribute to the style, which I love!