rumproasts (5318) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. amber with one finger head. mildly sweet with plenty of malt. fairly typical fest-style beer, not bad, but unremarkable.
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of grains, malts, and slight rye. Poured amber/orange in color with a tiny, tan head that disappeared quickly. Flavor is lightly bitter and slightly sweet. Tastes of malts, nuts, and grains. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. finish is long and pleasent.
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Moderate brown. Quite malty with bread crust and slight caramel. Flavor is slightly metallic. Medium body; slightly chewy.
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber color with a nice fine head that diminishes to a lacing around the edge. Very slight malt aroma. Nice malt and hop aroma, somewhat sweet. Fairly good mouth feel. Aftertaste is nice. A good beer, not a great beer.
superspak (5300) - Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in Sept 2012. Pours lightly hazy copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with very good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Good soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of apple, pear, caramel, toast, biscuit, raisin, nuttiness, molasses, and herbal spiciness. Ok aromas with decent balance; but they are far too fruity and phenolic. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, pear, apple, nuttiness, molasses, earth, and herbal spiciness. Lingering notes of toast, caramel, biscuit, nuttiness, earth, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very solid balance of flavors with a fairly robust feel; minimal cloying after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, slick, and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very solid oktoberfest. Some good flavor balance and robustness; quite easy and smooth to drink. This was pretty enjoyable.
reggiedunlop (3703) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber with a medium lt tan head. Aroma has roasty malts, dry leaves, and a bit of fruit and caramel. Flavor is nutty and earthy with dry leaves and mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is light/medium and silky with a roasty/earthy and slightly bitter finish.
nuplastikk (6089) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours an attractive copper orange. Thin, patchy, off-white head. Cherry tinged amber malt aroma, very fruity. There is some sourness in this that whispers infection, even through the respectable malt tones. Creamy smooth malt body, a little hefty at times...not really so true to style. Not horrendous but getting there.
Onslow (1466) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear dark amber brew with small off white head. Aroma of sweet malts and some sour odor - sort of like vingegar - grassy hops. Taste is rather sweet malts with astringent finish,some old-shoe funk in there that is not totally bad, but odd. Light bodied with a water palate. OK but not outstanding.
r464 (2350) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Seriously malty, somewhat sweet, with caramel and toffee flavors. Rolling finish and a bit of orange and spice.
Patrickctenchi (6463) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy, orange-amber with a light tan head.
Scent is caramel malt.
Taste is lightly spiced, sweet over a a slight hop bitter.
A nice straightforward beer.