douglas88 (6335) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottles at Brian’s place. How haven’t I had this? Anyway, pours a clear amber color with a medium white head. A big fresh hoppy and sweet toasted malt nose. The flavor is wonderful: fresh spicy hops, toffee, sweet toasted malts, a bit of berries. Super flavorful and easy. Lovely.
two7offsuit (240) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light straw in color. Aroma is fruity yeast. Flavor is bready malt with mild hops.
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear straw. Fast dissipating white frothy head. Muted bread yeast, banana and lemon blossom aromas. Banana and bubblegum to begin, followed by some mid palate bitterness and a long, sweet but crisp finish. Great with pork belly, sauerkraut and in multiples.
ajnepple (2553) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount. Bright golden clear appearance with an average white head and active carbonation. Aroma of pale malts, noble hops, earthy notes, bread, light yeast and a touch of fruitiness. Similar flavor, mild bitterness and light sweetness. Very clean, crisp and easy to drink. A nice rendition of a style I’m not crazy about. Prost!
COMRADEJOSH (306) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well rate beer took me to this alias beer but my bottle clearly says oktoberfest. Aroma smell of caramelized malt with a good sweetness. The color is on the pale golden side where most beers of this style I have seen are towards the amber orange side. The taste those is delicious light on the hops with a good sweet malt and with a slight aftertaste I’m used to having in a pils. Overall very good and very sessionable.
John25 (694) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark gold. Corn, pilsner malt, a little honey, spiced yeast, high carb, sweet with a bite, more hops than expected. Ok buy, not my thing
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BeerandBlues2 (10074) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is corn and Pils malt, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is crisp malt, light honey character, medium hops and bitterness with a clean lager character and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Taboada (387) - Compostela (Galiza), - SEP 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted from the tap the 12/09/2014. Golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of malts, cereals, grain and herbal. Taste has some honey but with the predominance of grain. Easy to drink and almost no aftertaste. Average carbonation and light to medium body. Next one please!
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into dimpled mug, bottled on 4/16/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear bright gold color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and clean mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pale Oktoberfest style. All around good balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Karol (666) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. I am not much of a German helles fan and this tastes a lot like a helles with more hops than usual for a helles. Clear golden color, head vanished quickly. Floral or herbal aroma of hops and a bit fruity. Taste is sweet malt and minor bitter hops with a strong alcohol presence in the finish. Drinkable but like I said not my glass of beer.