AirForceHops (4678) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of queenholly. Dimpled mug displays a cloudy amber color with a thick soapy white head. Aromas has notes of straw, malt, and a bit of minerals. The flavor is toffee and earthy hops with a slick/ oily texture. The label reads “aged in oak foudres” Well, I don’t smell or taste oak. I do taste the alcohol notes after the sip. When I read oak on a label, I want to taste it. I was excited for this but it leaves me flat.
Travlr (16394) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
97th rating of this beer, and my 97th Illinois rating. Spooky. During Scion’s Halloween beer festival. Even spookier. Bottle. Clear golden amber color, fluffy white head. Aroma of biscuit and light fruit. Taste is malty, peppery hay.
drsordr (1588) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour clear copper. Nose sweet malt and fall fruit, some yeast. Taste syrupy malt, hops show up as bitterness. Not much of the fruit you get in the nose showig up in the taste. Fairly bitter aftertaste
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear copper with white head. Caramel malt aroma. Sweet caramel malt flavor with a little spice/pumpkin.
Bamsen78 (4445) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught @ The Ginger Man, NYC. Pours clear amber with airy white head. Clear aroma of hops with touches of caramel malt. Bitter, dusty and grainy flavour with notes of raw malt. Rough aftertaste. More interesting than good.
sawbuck (447) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice aroma of caramel, raisin, bread and toffee. Light amber color with very thin head. Sweet, toasted caramel malt flavor first. Lingers a bit and then has a brief sour bitter bite on the end. Finishes a little off....but a nice offering.
mvp (188) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Typical oktoberfest aroma. Nice copper color with off white head. Slightly bland flavor with full texture.
Nsanders (763) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange with a thin tan head. Toffee, alcohol, wheat, and bread. Flavor is lightly sweet. Lighter body with a watery feel.
daknole (10319) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown color with a light cream colored head. Quite a typical marzen with a lot of up front toffee malt, dark wheat bread,wheat thins, toothpick, and light hoppy hints dancing around.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to spudclampdawg. pours medium hazy and amber. Head fades to a typical ring. Nose is sweet rich toasty breads, some light caramels, and a touch of woody tannins. Flavor is again, toasty sweet oak, bread, caramels, sweet malts, rich caramel toffee, Medijm full body. Tasty and flavorful. Medium to moderately full sweetness.