Dorwart (2359) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice 1 inch thick head of fine bubbles. Smoked malts and roasted grains in the aroma. Color is a brownish orange. Interesting flavor. Lots of smoky notes and roasted grains. Much smokier than expected. Soft bready malts give a bit of body to this brew. No hops or alcohol to speak of. A ok brew but nothing that I would seek out again.
bubbleflubber (1746) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep orange-amber into the glass with a lightly retentive head that leaves sudsy lace. The nose is of yeast, dough, basement, malt and country silage. Flavors are malty with some tiny effervescent grain to the finish. The mouthfeel is thinner, but it is smooth on the palate and makes for a good session brew. All around, not the most substantially complex body, granted, but definitely not a bad take on the Märzen.
carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
From bottle. Ugh, yuck. Way too sweet and fake for me to even finish. Ended up being a drain pour.
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. This is my first Thirsty Dog. First time I’ve seen it at Greens. Light brown with a hint of copper and almost no head. Not much in the aroma but what is there is very sweet. Flavor is too sweet - a bit of malts and a bit of hops but not that good - very processed. Not impressed by my first taste of this brewery.
WabashMan (1009) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber, with a nose of caramel and malt. Flavor is similar, though a bit sweeter than the nose would indicate. While the flavors are good, they don’t linger long on the palate and the mouthfeel is a bit too thin. Otherwise, a worthwhile Oktoberfest.
Tmoney99 (10405) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Light to medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Light to medium sweet flavor with a light to medium sweet finish of short to moderate duration. My expectations where not met.
cpetrone84 (1271) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A-pours a transparent golden ornage color with a full creamy off white head.
S-the nose seems off, a fair bit of grain with slight toasted notes, caramel malts as well, however, there is some acetaldehyde giving it a sour green apple aroma.
T-the flavor is more of the same, the malts are good but the acetaldehyde gives it this off flavor. the grains, hints of toasted grain, and caramel seem to blend together and nothing really seperates as if it were meant to blend together.
M-medium body and syrupy with a lively finish and soft feel.
D-can’t get over the off sour green apple, not a fan of that flavor and I don’t think it should be there.
Fevernova (210) - Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz Bottle -- Pours a mahogany with a thin white head. Aromas of roasted malt, mild butter, some nuttiness, and yeast. Nice and malty with a prominent sweetness.
gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
aroma is rich caramel malt, raisin, sweet bread, and brown sugar. pours orange amber with sand colored head. taste is brown sugar, bread, raisin, nutmeg, nice warm maltiness. palate is medium bodied and slightly creamy. This is a full flavored octoberfest and I feel it is underrated.
wxman (1387) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale amber with an off-white head. Sweet toasted malt aroma. Taste is also a sweet buttery toasted malt. Mild hop bitterness. Good example of style.