halfonit (1099) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Battleship. Pours brown. Had this a couple of weeks ago so I’m trying to remember how this smelled and tasted. I’ve had quite a few brews since then and I’m drawing a blank. If I remember correctly it was a little bit lower in alcohol content but had a decent roasty session style marzen scent and flavor. Worth trying if you see it. Might be the only time that you will be able to try it.
bth122 (1032) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a beautiful mahogony color. Nice aroma of vanilla, caramel, hazelnut. Some roasted malt tones and some brown sugar notes. Caramel in taste. Great mouthfeel. One of the better octoberfest beers I’ve tried.
jmm635 (805) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured light amber in color with a thin head. Aroma of caramel malt, toasted grains, lager yeast. Sweet flavor, light bitterness. Pretty solid.
jsmerig (1033) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear dark reddish brown with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet and biscuity. Taste is malty sweet with toasted notes finishing with a slightly bitter offset. Nice mild session fest lager.
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Beerman6686 (3549) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a light orange with a whitehead. Aroma was toasted malts and the light cardboard. Flavor was pretty standard auto perfect style caramel malts lightly toasted. Ok
bierkitty (142) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark crystal clear ruby amber leaving a nice ring of lacing. A tiny nip of hop and malt on the aroma. Nice maltiness with a bit of caramel on the flavor but not as much as the color would imply. I expected and would have like more hop presence but still a nice Octoberfest guzzler.
orangesol (562) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on-tap at the brewery.
A - Pours brownish orange with a decent one finger tall off white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving spotty trails of lace down the glass.
S - Smells of mildly toasted grains, caramel and toffee sweetness, dash of noble hops and the traditional lager yeast. A little sweet but other than that a textbook fest bier nose.
T - Starts off with a nice mix of toasted grain and caramel sweetness holding strong till the end. A bit of hop bitterness tries to creep in as it warms up but it is crowded out quickly by the more dominate flavors. Finish is pretty clean with only a tiny bit of chewy sweetness clinging to the palate. A touch too sweet for my liking but still solid none the less.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, sweet feel from start to finish. Quite easy to drink.
O - Another solid fest lager. It won’t knock your socks off or anything but its easy drinking and doesn’t destroy your palate. Nice change of pace after all these IPA’s they have been cranking out recently.