deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2011 A - pours copper red. Light red/tan head some lacing.
S - light grassy and floral hops, malts, some dried sour fruits cranberry/cherry.
T - grassy floral hops on the nose, apples/cider on the palette, quiet hints of sweeter/vegetal rhubarb.
O - nice quiet Octoberfest. Drinkable. Seems on for the style
6/6+ hayduke (5599) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 20, 2008
From the Bear Republic Brewpub in Healdsburg, CA this came in the glass a clear amber color with a very small white head typical of a pub pour. Left good sticky lacing rings however. Nose was of caramels malts adn some grassy hops. Good clean mouthfeel. Flavor is somewhat bitter as is the finish. A very nice and easy drinking beer. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Draught at brewpub. It is possible that this is the same brew as their Late Harvest Fest Lager although the last rating for that brew was in Dec-06. Contacted the brewer for clarification and will update accordingly. Faint aroma. Dark, clear amber body with very little carbonation. Slightly off-white head and excellent lace. Good hop punch with sweetness to balance. Malty finish. Nice beer! One of the best o’fests I’ve had.