radagast83 (5601) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this at the NOVA Fall Brewfest. Poured golden yellow color with a small white head. Aroma is light malts caramel, and a touch of herbal hops. Flavor is caramel, malts. This beer was smooth and had a pretty clean finish. Refreshing Oktoberfest beer.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: Draft at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy copper color with a thick, dark tan head. The nose highlights the malt with a slight toastiness, some nuttiness, and a little vegetal note. The flavor seems almost more brown ale and oktoberfest hybrid. It lacks the crispness and cleanness I usually associate with the style. Lots of malt with a weird nuttiness and a odd vegetal bitterness. Medium bodied. This one doesn’t work too well for me.