Patrickctenchi (5439) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured clear, light scotchy-copper with a small, off-white head.
Caramel malt scent.
Taste is a bit dull...minimally spiced and thin.
Caramel malt...a hint of nuts.
Not bad, just underwhelming.
TheAlum (6650) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Indianapolis Broad Ripple, IN). Pours a nice darker orange amber hue, gentle haze grows a bit, nice fall sunset glow is darker, a bit dulled and dies slowly. A cakey beige head atop stays as a decent layer, sticks around well, laces ok. A firm layer remains. Aromas are gentle bready malts, a touch biscuity, earthy hops move in quickly. Dry, gentle spice, grass and florals move in. Some gentle dryness, faint spiciness. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, a touch of girth but nothing that intimidating. Some gentle toastiness, bread and biscuits meets some firmer earthy hop elements. A bit dry, some grass, gentle spice. Middle is gentle body, some firmer dryness, gentle spice, faint toastiness. Backend is a bit more dry, a firmer hopping is dry, a decent bitterness. Some gentle malt elements peek through at times. Some decent dryness, bitter qualities as we taper out. I must say, this version forgoes the friendlies and relies more on a dryness, decent bitterness throughout. Lighter body, some decent drinkability here makes me a believer.
b3shine (7401) - Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster at Scotty’s Brewhouse. Looks decent; light for an Oktoberfest though. A completely transparent light golden orange with thin white lacing. Smells of dough, malt, and lager yeast. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Alright, but forgettable.
Tmoney99 (12739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap sample. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.