Dacrza (817) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
DATE TASTED: November 25, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: 22 oz. pilsner... OCCASION: watching Blackish to prepare for the Thanksgiving... APPEARANCE: first things first--the bottle spurted foam, necessitating a swift pour; once in the glass, a monstrous white head sits atop a thick, nearly opaque brownish body that does NOT reflect an Oktoberfest--definitely sinking the status quo.. the head crisscrosses with stratus-cloud haze--this appeals on multiple levels...AROMA: forward, malty, and yeasty... nutty cheese comes to mind.... chocolate, some fruity esters, and fenolic alcohol (even at 6% ABV) round the experience into an attractive aroma.. PALATE: medium-bodied, oily, soft and flat... cannot hold its slightly bitter finish--dry like a bock...TASTE: semi-sweet, reasonably bitter--the malt is a hammer that bludgeons other flavors...some chocolate and tobacco... an odd attempt at an Oktoberfest ...OVERALL: this is my first Thomas Creek, and I planned to mock the company tag line--until the tag rang true... easily the heaviest, least hopped fest I have had... and while I applaud their desire for uniqueness, the beer struggles to be drinkable at times, with a syrupy sweetness and a malty bitterness that challenges and rewards in due time...
tnkw01 (1706) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange copper Color with a medium head. Aroma was malty, nutty and grains. Taste was toasted grains with a malty sweet finish.
ordybill (1301) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a nice malt and hop aroma with some spice tossed in.
Appearance- A clear golden colored brew with a large slightly tan head.
Taste- A very malty flavor, I really like the taste.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation has a dry finish.
Overall- I really like this beer, thankfully it is brewed fairly local so I can acquire it.
chinchill (4112) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2015 12 oz undated bottle served in Peroni glass. [from notes]
Clear copper with a creamy tan head. Quite lovely but the head is short-lived. There is a lasting ring that leaves decent lacing.
Very attractive aroma with a matching flavor. Fine sweet malt flavor with enough hops to produce a sweet/bitter balance.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Libation Station. Pours a clear copper with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of grainy malt, nuts, mild caramel. The taste is toffee, caramel, mild graininess and raisin. Thin-medium bodied.
nearbeer (4770) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint on tap. Clear orange copper with a creamy film and lace. Nose is mild caramel apple and toasted grain. Flavors of toffee apple, dry grass and toast. Finish has a nice touch of walnut and dark bread. Medium body has too much carbonation and a decent balance.
jhliesen (816) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle-nice toasty aroma of barley. Copper color with a medium, foamy head. Taste is malt that is crispy and not overwhelming. Some nutty flavoring on the finish. A nice understated Oktoberfest. Total wine.
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle at Bleu Cafe awhile back. Amber pour with a small khaki head. Sweetish aroma, enough hints at roasted malt to balance it out, mild chocolate even, lots of biscuit. Nice flavor - surprisingly nice. Slightly sweet, biscuity, bread, caramel, touches of chocolate. Surprisingly nice.
Holdwine (1159) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Part of my fest tasting. Very malty offering. Good %. Not too much else going on.
BigBeer45 (1412) - Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought at Champanes,
this lager had a clear light red-brown pour and gave a faint off-white one finger head that receded to a thin cover with a few open areas, there was generous carbonation in the glass, and this beer left nice lacing on the sides of the glass,
it had aromas of malt and bread, some malt sweetness with faint earth and leaf notes,
there were malty flavors that resembled toasted malt with a little bread and malt sweetness,
there was a little bitterness after the finish,
the mouth feel was light and creamy, there was average to lively carbonation,
this was a nice Octoberfest beer drink.