Beergeek23322 (2470) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
10/26/2011. From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Sweet malty aromas with caramel and herbal notes. Light on hope, caramel flavors. Easy to drink but nothing exciting.
puboflyons (2222) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. It pours a little cloudy with a medium amber tone and a small off-white head. The aroma is very malt forward and sweet. There is also a burnt roastiness and a pear like fruitiness as well. But the malt presence is the main thing. The body is medium. Again, like the nose, the sweet malty character leads the flavor. There is a mild hop finish that is mostly clean and crisp.
DCLawyer (1553) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle->SA. Lite amber with small white head. Grains and malt, with some earth and light spices. Mild, overall boring but drinkable.
can8ianben (1343) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Really dry. Malt forward. Earthy and crisp. Amber color and faint hop aroma.
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange amber with small head. Mild body and hops. It’s okay, but not really going anywhere flavorwise.
Aurelius (4365) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Foggy, dark apricot-bronze beer. Quickly collapsing white head. Standard US longneck, OK label. Doughy, amber malt aroma, lightly sweet. Interesting. A tangy acidity over a medium malt, not very fruity, moderate tinny bitterness. Wood shavings in the finish, and a tang on the backsides of the tongue. Slightly heavy body. Overpriced relative to more traditional Oktoberfests. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane.
callmemickey (3005) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber body, medium off-white head, spotty lacing. Caramel, toffee, biscuit, light fruit, spice. Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation, semi-sweet finish.
EithCubes (5088) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nose is sweet, earthy malt, pretty classic for an Amber rolled out this time of year, with some interesting taffy-like fruity notes. Pours a bright orange with amber highlights and some haze, and a creamy off-white head. Light-medium body is super soft, filled with tangy fruit; low carbonation, low bitterness but smacking and quenching, maybe a little too sweet and candyish but that fades a bit. Honey, touch of spice, light citrus, light malt depth and not pushing the caramel too hard. Very fresh and clean. In the end, pretty tasty, if a bit too easy; I’d still like to see something like this around in late spring and through summer, even as a lighter alternative in der Bockzeit.
hfmejias (809) - Dover, Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear copper in in color, minimal white head and hardly any lacing on the glass. Aroma is malty, some caramel and grain and very few hops. Flavor is sweet, quite malty and fruity. Drinkable and enjoyable but not really great...
NikkTwist (1745) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Moriartys. Clear medium-dark amber. Minimal head or aroma. Feels a bit like a dark ESB. Thin palate but some nice dark amber fruit notes. Apricot pits. Burnt toast with marmalade. Pumpkin. Bright juicy notes in the middle. Modest spicy finish. Interesting take on the Oktoberfest style.