Finhead (1435) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, amber pour with a white head. The aroma has a malty backbone along with earthy hops. It has a medium body with creamy texture and average carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with just a touch of roasted malt.
Darkmagus82 (2093) - - SEP 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-30-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a nice deep auburn –copper color with a two finger foamy off white head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time as big bubbles pop within the foam, leaving a tiny level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a heaviest of a roasted malt smell mixed with some caramel notes. Along with these smells are some light aromas of roasted nut, apple, and a bit of spice.
Taste – The taste begins with a crisp roasted and slightly bready taste. Upfront there is some caramel sweetness and a little bit of a spice. As the taste advances it temporarily sweetens up a decent sum as flavors of apple join the caramel. Soon the caramel fades as the apple maintains it strength drying out the brew once again. While this occurs the roasted flavors grow stronger and are joined by a light toasted nut taste. With more spice flavors and a light floral taste coming to the tongue at the end, a rather crisp and lightly roasted flavor is left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to lighter side with the carbonation level begins just a tad above normal. Both accentuate the lighter fruit and caramel flavors all while creating a more crisp feel that is very good for the style.
Overall – A rather crisp and enjoyable brew overall with a nice blend of roasted flavors, light sweeter flavors, and spice flavors which overall create an easy drinker.
hopwine (611) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet bready, caramel malt bill works well however there’s not really enough noble hop presence to balance it out. Solid and inoffensive nonetheless.
Bulk_Carrier (3018) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date bottom right corner reads in white "July 18 14."
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a semi - dark red color with about a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. The lacing tries to concave a bit but spreads out to a nice semi - thick white foamy lacing.
The smell has a nice rich sticky sweet caramel maltiness running through a light roasty nuttiness and then a light toffee comes across nicely.
The taste was mainly malty sweet with a thorough caramel rich nutty flavoring, light breadiness coming in as well.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. There’s a nice sticky sweet caramel aftertaste that lead to a semi - dry finish.
Overall, I’m not exactly sure why this labeled an Amber ale on ratebeer but if anything, this one definitely lives up to the Oktoberfest style, I could definitely do this again.
tightslice (601) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City, CA. Pours a deep amber. Aroma is malts and brown sugar. Taste is some maltiness and quickly dissipates to light tea water. Must try again over ice.
solidfunk (5989) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A little caramelized malt and a touch of smoke with some rust. Pours copper without much head or lacing. Light sourness on finish. Some mash malt. Bottle from Chevy Chase.
Sarlacc83 (1541) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: Deep clear auburn with a disappearing white head. Touch of lacing.
N: Toffee and caramel. Hint of pine. Biscuit and cracker. Touch of burnt brown sugar.
T: Mildly sweet; not much in the way of bitterness.
M: Medium - light body which dips into watery territory.
O: Octoberfest for the non - German. Clean and malty but lacks in many areas.
hojoo (4) - - JUL 12, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
appearance: amber~copper color. not so clear.
aroma: citrus, floral, bread, sweet.
taste: starts with high malt sweetness, ends with moderate hop bitter. also pumkin-like taste, citrus and little grassy exist.
palate: medium body i think. medium carbonation.
overall: quite good to drink in free atmosphere. not impressive, but comfortable and drinkable.
douglas88 (7587) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. Sweet nutty fruity nose. The flavor is toffee, a bit of sweet vegetal fruity flavors. Quite clean and smooth. A nice oktoberfest.
TXBadger (2081) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber color with off-white head. Very malty on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a weird floral note thrown in.