shrubber85 (9135) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Strong grainy malt and caramel aroma. Copper color with small head. Caramel and strong barley malt flavor with a mild hops finish. A very nice festbier - I really like the flavor of the malt in this beer, and it has much more body than most beers in this style.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Deep orange colour, crystal clear with no head at all. Lovely deep rich maltiness. Munich malt and some decocted malitness are on display. Flavour shows a kiss of floral hops, lingering light breadiness. Not a lot of complexity, but this is all about being easy to drink… something it accomplishes well.
gnoff (8795) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
355 ml bottle from Systembolaget Majorna (Göteborg). BB 11 JUL 2015, sampled on October 17, 2014.
Clear to perhaps a tad bit hazy deep golden to amber to pale copper oxide color. Smallish teal head that leaves some lacing on the side of the glass. Mainly malty and grainy scent, sort of raw grains, a bit to the dry and acidic side. Dry, malty, sweet, grainy, grassy, herbal, light bitter taste. Some bitterness, grainy, light acidic, dare I say some stomach bile/puke aftertaste. Medium to fizzy, to the high side CO2 mouthfel, medium to medium high rather dry and mineral like bitterness. Some floral stems, solvent like almost harsh bitterness, rather resin like green feel to it. Some sand and wet stones mixed with cabbage and dandelion leaves. Lots of garden greens and not so much herbal richness. The hops does come through some, but are shadowed by a lot of not so well implemented characteristics. Not for me, and I wouldn’t go for German style either, just not something I’d go out for again, as for always per my personal taste.
DrSilverworm (8699) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Best by: 12/3/12. Good, crisp lighter carbonation. More dry texture. Medium to lighter body. Toasty and caramel malt aroma. Some spicy, earthy hops. Good moderate bitter taste. Clear slightly darker amber color. Minimal off-white head. Maybe a dot of lace. Good sweetness, maltiness. Hint of clove. One of the better oktoberfests, and of course, great to enjoy with a sandwich
arminjewell (8673) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours orange-red with white head, aroma has notes of nuts, caramel, and some earth. Taste is a bit weak and muddled, but has notes of nuts and earth, slight spice. Not bad, just not my style.
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Premier Gourmet. Thanks for the pick up IPFreely. Dark slightly orange amber body with a smallish white head and nice lacing. Slight metallic notes in the aroma, touch of earthy smokiness and malt. Flavour is on the sweet side and malty but not overpoweringly so. More notes of earthy smoke flitting about in the flavour as well, very subtle but noticable. Not a ton of hops that I can detect, but they are not really missed either. Decent medium mouthfeel. Nice, restrained quaffable session beer.
3fourths (8639) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper colored body with almost no head formation at all. Smells of sticky, sweet maple and sweet white corn, with a heavily sweet caramel and caramel corn note as well. Some faint cherry wood also shows up at times. Low carbonation, slick and oily, with flavors of semi-sweet maple malt and light plum and cedar. Medium dryness in the finish. Ok to below average.
DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber, with medium head. Aroma of brown sugar and malt. Good malty taste with some sweetness at the finish.
BVery (8064) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a foamy white head. Malt bomb. Aroma of caramel, bread, and malt. Taste is very malty. Tiny bit of hop poking through.
DuffMan (8054) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber, moderate white head. Straighforward caramel malt aroma and flavour, with a hint of fruit (cherries?). Surprisingly average, coming from Victory.