boto (1981) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle from a Whole Foods. This one pours a clear coppery amber color. There was a small off white head on it that leaves a little lacing. Nice aroma to it. Malty, but very little sweetness. Nutty, toasty and earthy notes also. The taste is also good. There is a good maltiness here, but no sweetness. Dry finish with little bitterness. A bit of nuttiness to it. Some roastiness in the background. A very drinkable brew.
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nutty malty taste. Dry finish with some grain flavor. Faint amber malt aroma. Light spices. Medium bodied and very drinkable.
TheEpeeist (3608) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Clear toasty brown with an off-white head. Nose is toffee and nuts. Crisp, medium light; perfectly quaffable. Taste is club soda and citrus pith with a hint of molasses to keep it interesting. Finishes dry; lightly bitter and grassy. Everything i could want in an oktoberfest brew just wish i had a few more.
derekbrown (106) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful, fest-style lager in the Oktoberfest tradition. Spicy in a good way, but well-balanced by both malt and hops.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice ruby color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, honey, toast, fruity, and some peppery hops. Flavor is caramel, some honey, fruity, grain, toast, and a nice fruity peppery finish.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Hazy amber color with a small head. Malty nose with a lot of spice. Flavor shows some clear spicing, similar to a malty version of some pumpkin ales. It’s full-bodied for the style yet still quite drinkable.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2013 On tap at the Charleston Brewvival on 02/27/2010. Clear copper amber body with a small off-white head. Toast and caramel aroma. Toasty, bready flavor with a caramel background. Medium body with moderately high carbonation. 7/3/7/3/14/3.4
On tap at the World Beer Festival - Columbia on 01/22/2011. Clear golden amber body with a small off-white head. Dry grainy and toasty aroma. Toasty, bready and grainy flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.5/3/5/3/11/2.7
Butters (3991) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at the Brewvival. Pours a clear amber with a ring of whitish head. Sweet and lightly nutty, nothing over the top special, but a very solid brew.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from MrFacto, thanks again Matt. Rating #54. Amber/brown with a little orange and a light brown head. Toasty and a light caramel maltiness, no hops that I could perceive. Light flavor, mild toast and a faint bitterness, silky smooth though and a pretty nice drinker. (1314)
decaturstevo (5613) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bronze pour with watery white head and lace. Toffee, caramel aroma. Caramel malt and earthy hops. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Pretty good beer.