BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Swelling with nutty flavors and earthy overtones. There’s shades of taffy and grapefruit peel. A decent octoberfest offering that is mildly clunky compared to its contemporaries, but not bad as part of a variety pack.
BeerRenter76 (834) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Originally rated on 9/22/08. It poured a deep amber body with very little carbonation that led to a thin, rapidly shrinking head. Aroma of roasted malts, flavor also of roasted malts and toffee, sweet with a dry hop bite aftertaste. Overall it is just one step above the average marzen.
thedm (5799) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy white colored bubbles that were and left behind a typically carbonated transparent golden brown orange colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was candy. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a medium caramel hop aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of velvety smoothness sweet candy caramel and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Caramel, some bread and malty.
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle, pours a clear amber copper with an off white head, aroma has a hint of caramel and sweetness and the flavor is pretty much the same, malt and caramel, meh.
JohnGalt1 (1672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1" head with nice lacing, brew is amber but when held to a light it glows like a stop light.
Aroma is toasty/biscuit malts with slight floral hops and only subtle yeasty fruitiness... fairly clean really.
Toasty malts up front move into medicinal/spicy hops with a slightly fruity finish.. dry minerally finish.. body is medium with smooth but above average carbonation... way cleaner than most American Ambers.
Overall, if I had to pick a style for this, I would call it a good attempt at an Altbier over an American Amber... that said, I am going to review it on its merits, but NOT as an American Amber.
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft sampler at Partisan DC. Dark copper with small offwhite head. Caramel malt, grains, damp earth, moldy bread. Not a fan.
Maverick34 (3016) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a bright clear amber. Your standard malts and grains but unremarkable otherwise
Capa (2772) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep copper with a white head. Sweet malty note, light earth, and very light bitterness. Decent.
Bif (2070) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Served an amber color with a head that fades to bits of lacing. Aroma of malt sweetness, bit of caramel and grain. Taste of malt sweetness and caramel with a touch of grain and citrus. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, smooth but a bit short on malt character.
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy brown, tan head. Nose is munich malt, some earty and brown sugar. Tastes like a marzen.