jcnielsen (3342) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Lazlo’s in Lincoln. From Notes 9/29/2012. Pours an orange color with white head. Grainy, earthy, malty flavors with a slight bitter aftertaste. Weak oktoberfest.
ozzy70 (967) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 13, 2016
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Hy-Vee Oktoberfest. Pours golden, white head. Aroma was toasty, malty, toasted bread. Taste was sweet, malty, slight grassy finish.
HuskerTan (1879) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - OCT 31, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A- Sweet bread, caramel, stone fruits, sweat, gourds.
A- Orange color, hazy liquid, white head.
T- Sweet bread, caramel, malty, rotten apricots.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, sweet malty finish.
O- Not what I am used to for the style but not bad. It’s got a weird aroma and finish that reminds me of overripe stone fruit. Not bad not great. Glad I tried it, but don’t want it again.
MetalNHopHead (1695) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In my humble diagnosis, the bottle for Aries is the most badass one that Empyrean has ever put their beer in. As it turned out, though, my first experience with Aries was on tap. A good experience, too. Aries poured effervescent and nearly golden. It kept a thin layer of head all the way to the end. Aroma has sweet bread and mild hops. Flavor is understated. It doesn’t have the caramel sweetness of my favorite Marzens but it’s certainly smooth and satisfying. Though it’s brewed for fall, Aries hits the spot best on 90+ degree Nebraska days like this one.
BVery (9978) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Rhombus Guys in Fargo. Very slightly hazy orange pour with a small head. Mildly toasty, earthy, malty, and pretty simple / straightforward. Not bad.
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice golden copper color with a one finger white head. Aroma is super clean, just a slight toasted note. Taste is also really clean, with some nice toasty malt notes and a nice bitter grassy hop that finishes clean. Overall just a really solid brew. Brewed in March and bottled in August, it has time to calm down and clear out. Medium light body instead of light and 5.3%ABV
eric_victor (57) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark hazy orange thick white head quickly disappears. Malt aroma with sweet malty aftertaste.
cat_klotz (11) - Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I have to say im fairly new to the world of enjoying new beer. I thought the had a nice crisp taste. Very refreshing. Hazy golden color.
colej1650 (14) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a nice color. Nice flavor and a bit of a bite to it which stands out from other Oktoberfests.
ads135 (4343) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Meh. I wouldn’t call this bland, per se, in fact if its anything, its too sweet. Brown sugar and candy in the flavor to an unsettling degree. One of the lesser varieties from this usually decent brewery.