RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong yeast profile...bready and sour...but also some fairly sweet caramel malt going on too. A bit thin in texture and a little watered-down in mouthfeel, but OK.
frankenkitty (1991) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This pours more orange than copper with a tiny head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is lagered with spices, milky notes and a hint of honey. Flavor starts sugary sweet & sour then moves to bitter & spicy, running a full gamut of flavors. OK for the style, but a little souring to the stomach.
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tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brewery. A fine octoberfest...even in January. Darker amber color. Not the best beer, but a good session.
blankboy (7072) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear bubbly amber with an average size off-white head. Sweet aroma and flavour of grain, some fruit, malt and mild, slightly stale hops. Light bodied and bland. Tastes like a Lager and for a Victory beer it’s quite dissapointing. Just O.K.
BrideOfFrankenkitty (44) - Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My first thought was "Oooh...this is pretty." Looked like iced tea and had a very weak aroma. For mouthfeel, again ice tea. I was hopeful when it was sour on the tip of my tongue, but overall it was bland.
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear orangey bronze color with tin 1/4 inch head that quickly disappears. The very thin ring that’s left behind leaves only minimal lacing.
Smell; nice bread dough and caramel maltiness with a mild herbal almost spicy aroma. Nice, but not as good as I was expecting.
Taste; pretty much follows it’s aroma. It has a solid caramel malt presence, and a little bit of the spiciness makes an appearance. There’s also a slight hop bite in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with fairly low carbonation. This is not the best O-fest by any means, but it’s still a decent stab at the style.
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - JAN 11, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A pretty average okt-fest. Pours a muted red. Kind of tastes a bit oily ,but feels like water?
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 4, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle, best before date Dec 12. As it is Jan 4th, this is past it’s date, but not by much. Pours a orange color with decent off white head. No lacing. Nose is of fresh bread, a tad yeasty. Flavor is malty, with a bit of the yeast shown in the nose. Some caramel sweetness. Slightly sticky finish, with a wisp of bitter left behind. A pretty decent lager, but a fest it is not. Nice for a session or while watching a game.
thehinge (290) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has some definite breadiness to it.
The pour is a honey color with a small white head. Has a malty, slightly sour taste to it. Nothing special
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
fresh bread/doughy aroma. amber color, large sea foam head. tastes a bit like dough too, slightly sweet/sour. Pretty light on the flavor and palate, thin, somewhat watery. very easy finish. quite smooth, could drink this very fast.