nearbeer (5557) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3130) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2017
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single can from Binny's. Pours big, slightly amber head. Warming smell of Vienna malts. Taste is big on malts with a slightly caramel roast. It takes a while for the hop not to build, but there it is, just a slight note of Noble hop pepper, and enough bitterness to "dry off" the sweetness. Hearty taste, but also easy drinking. You could fest with several mugs of this.
12 oz. canned 09/06/2017. Orange-amber and clear with lasting spots of foam. Mild bread and toffee aroma. Flavors of toffee, bread, orange and some lightly tart apple. Light-medium body has a nice balance and low-medium carbonation.Thanks Party Bob! apopielarz (35) - - SEP 28, 2017
Poor quality lager. Surprising haziness. No malt complexity as expected with a good German logger. Overly better.
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Can. Amber with one finger head. Medium toasted caramel malt body. Moderate hops, a bit herbal. Very good Oktoberfest. rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Mix a six from BInny’s. Good but less caramelly and more hoppy than a most german ones. Serving: Can
wlajwl (7006) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Aroma is a mix of earthy/grainy malts and slight spiciness. The flavor is bready/earthy malts, very light fruit and a slightly spicy German hop finish. BlackBeerPG (844) - Darien, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Taste: smooth, semi sweet, for an Oktoberfest style. Some hop character with a malt bread nose.
Copper color, clear with nice head of refine lattice on glass.
Medium body. Less hop bite that Sam Adam’s version. tmoreau (4590) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2016
On tap at this year’s Chicago Beer Society picnic, and self served to plastic showing a clear, amber hue, with a sudsy layer of off white head foam, and wavy spray as lacing. The nose was moderate toast, with distinctive German malt scent, a bit of creaminess, and a touch of dark caramel sweetness. Medium bodied, with good carbonation, the taste was similar notes, adding a moderate bitterness that was earthy, with a touch of roastiness. Quite drinkable as it should be, a decent example of the style, and an excellent setting to try it out. Frank (4225) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2016
I like this a lot. It’s not quite on style but close enough and more like German examples than most American takes, esp. in terms of color (well, it is like halfway in between the two). It’s got lots of herbal hops in the nose. There’s some sweetness but that is almost enveloped by earthy hop bitterness, which is very strong but not harsh. I am honestly not quite sure what I like so much about this but I drank half the glass in like five minutes while writing this review and plan to buy more. ryecatcher (1459) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Can. Orangey-gold pour, frothy off-white head with decent retention. Nose is fruity malt, toast, caramel. Mouth is medium bodied, toasty, caramelly malt, oranges, nutty. Mild balancing bitterness. Tasty.