Mishnok (379) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2016
From 330ml bottle. Pours dark amber colour, small white head that soon dissipates. Aroma is a little of bread and malts. Some carbonation on the tongue on first taste. Light caramel taste with hints of hops and malt. Not much bitter. Easy to drink for that Oktoberfest period.
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UPDATED: NOV 24, 2016 02-NOV-2016, Tap @Brooklyn Brewery.
Amber with a lasting, White head. Caramel, oragen, spice, and a slightly hoppy spicy note. Sweet, smooth, easy drinking. rodsquad (306) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2016
Bottle from Oddbins central. A clear ruby-amber beer. Aromas of malt, toffee apples and clove. Initial taste is light malts and pine resin developing into a deeper malt aftertaste. Sparkling medium carbonation with surprisingly light finish for such a spicy beer. A bit like a Christmas pudding if it were made as beer. Nice as long as you like malts. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 18, 2016
On tap at Ice Cold Beer Here 2. It pours a clear golden orange color with an off white head. The aroma has some toasted malt, orange, honey and flowers. The flavor is very caramelly with some earth, florals, toast and orange. Kinda sweet on the palate. Not bad, but a little too sweet for the style. chinchill (5226) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2016
On tap in Greenville, SC.
Pours with a clear dark amber body topped by a bubbly (soapy) head.
Aroma: baked bread and toffee
Flavor: like the aroma stronger. Theres a load of caramel alts in this. Excellent bitter/sweet balance. Modest complexity.
Feel: medium body. Smooth.
TAR (2779) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Clear auburn. Fragmented ivory foam. Very ordinary but decent aromas of breadcrust, peppery hops, molasses, and browned toffee. Underlying notes of dryer sheets, alcohol, and grape jelly. Loose and foamy carbonation. Opens with big breadcrusty malt richness laced with plummy esters. Fairly rich in texture as well, though much of the vivider elements are masked by weighty sugars and tacky caramel. Adequate "snap" to the body keeps the sugars from overtiring the palate too quickly. Solid depth of malt, though there is a smidgeon of wet paper beneath the crunchier and sturdier-structured toffeelike Munich that significantly keeps things dull. A floral softness looms beneath the prickly hops with its shy whispers. Finishes simplistically malty with caramel, wet paper and raisin flavors. Soggy breadcrust lingers. While there’s nothing overtly flawed about this, it’s simply too sweet and basic, and the pure and characterful maltiness just isn’t there for me. It also seems to me that the brewers have chosen to go with an overcomplicated malt bill instead of a decoction-mash schedule, and that’s unfortunate. MaltsterMash (31) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2016
I’ve been drinking a lot of Oktoberfest lately, and while this one doesn’t disappoint it also does WOW me either. A nice malt character with low bitterness and lively carbonation makes this an easy drinking lager. Would like a little more flavors to stand out with the malt in an Oktoberfest but still a good beer to drink. ebone1988 (2074) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Aroma is corn, wheat, caramel, malt, bitter. Appearance is rust orange, off white head, clear. Taste is caramel, corn, wheat, bitter malt, flavor reminiscent of a scotch ale. Mouthfeel is light body, light crisp carbonation, caramel metallic aftertaste. Overall, eh. Not really like the other Oktoberfest beers I’ve had. bbbeer (863) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Clear brown orange, minimal tan head. Aroma is not much, some malt. Medium-light body. Pretty sweet overall, some malt, caramel, finishes a little drier. Straightforward, not bad. sonnycheeba (6264) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2016
Tap. Pours clear copper. Aroma is caramel and toffee, faint toast and woodiness, and some light noble hops. Flavor is dry and malty with soft caramel sweetness and some light hop character. Light/medium body.