GenDV138 (5990) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4-5 oz pour on draft at Sweetwater Tavern Merrifield. Clear golden amber with off-white head. Aromas of malt, caramel. Tastes of malt, caramel, biscuit. Medium body with a dry finish. Solid if you like the style.
MikeTsStuff (5) - Stafford, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got it in a growler. I like it. Has a cereal tone to it. Like the color a lot.
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MadRobin (2815) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap 5 oz. sample at Sweetwater Tavern in Centreville, VA. Clear, sparkling amber with a minimal head and trivial lacing. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar and nuts. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, nuts, bread and light hops. Medium/light body and light carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap in Merrifield. Pours clear brown with a large, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is moderate German malt (cookie, bread, nutty), no detectable hops, dates, and light esters. Flavor is moderate malt, chewy, dates, light bitterness, Noble hops, light melanoidins and a sweet finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
jgb9348 (5686) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber coloured body with a thinnish off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spice, malt and a bit of spice. Light to Medium-bodied; Lightish spicey flavour with some pumpkin tastes and more malt. Aftertaste has some caramel sweetness and a bit more spice, but nothing outlandish. Overall, a nice marzen beer with some good spices and a bit of a malty kick - even stronger than usual. I sampled this beer on draught as a sampler at the Shirlington Oktoberfest in Arlington, Virginia on 07 October 2006.
Bierkrug (2130) - - JAN 12, 2009
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2011 Draft at Centreville 20 Oct 2008 Found my lost notes. A middle of the road Octoberfest. Lacks the smoothness of German versions and has too many unnatural flavors to be really good. Borderline Ice cream parlor flavored stuff.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Centreville. Pours medium amber with not much head. Medium bodied with a texture approaching sticky, but not quite getting there. Flavor of european malt, nuts, and a hint of holiday spice, countered by a spicy bitterness. Small amount of residual sweetness. Finishes smooth. Nicely balanced.
Aurelius (5071) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A knock darker and a bit more orange than their PA. Light head. Smooth cereal flavor, light bittering, nutty sweetness. Light tanginess in the finish -- also light toastiness. Watery at times, not much character.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Excellent Oktoberfest. One of the nicer beers available from Sweetwater. Easy to enjoy with the majority of their food selections.
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hmmm, light floral hops. Interesting subdued malt character. Not really anything particularly special, but certainly a good beer to have with a sweetwater tavern steak =).