Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Draft rate from the hotel bar during a random business trip to NJ. Poured a medium clear amber, decent head. Aroma was lightly of toffee accented malts. Flavor matched, hint of floral hops on a balancing bittering finish. Not bad at all. Hadn’t seen Flying Fish in ages, and it had been an early staple of the emerging craft scene down here. Can’t really say that I had missed them, had actually totally forgotten them until I saw the tap handle with the fish bones. Still a great logo. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - OCT 16, 2014
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a copper red color with a billowy head of two fingers of just off white foam. The head fades rather quickly leaving a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is sweet with a good showing of caramel and some fruit of cherry and plum. Along with these aromas comes notes of a roasted malt and a little bit of a grainy and hay-like smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a roast malt flavor and plenty of caramel and brown sugar flavors. There is a little bit of a fruity flavor of cherry and a little bit of apple. The fruit starts out light, but gets stronger as the taste advances on further. All the while, the roast increases a bit and is joined by some spice and a little bit of a nut. While the roast increases from the start initially, it fades again at the end and with more sweet caramel and some fruit coming to the tongue, one is left with a rather sweet and lightly toasty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is on the thinner side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. The feel is very nice for the fruity, sweet, and light roasted and nutty flavors of the brew and make for an easy drinker.
Overall – This is a rather enjoyable and easy drinking October fest with a rather sweet malty taste and a little bit of fruit and roast.
njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Poured at bar in pint glass a copper with a quick head and some lace. Aroma was cereal, malts. Taste was sweet malt with cereal and some caramels. Med body, smallest of hop bitterness at finish with a sweet malt aftertaste. Not mind blowing but solid fall beer. redtechnj (315) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Appearance- Clear copper with a wispy white head, not long lasting.
Aroma- Sweet malts, straw, caramel, bread
Flavor- Sweet malt with a nice bitter hop finish, some grass, caramel, dry. slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
rich malts, toasted, with just a touch of hops for balance. even though it’s the weakest of the 3 we just had, still average. "
Billicus (291) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Aroma, malty cellar like notes of must
appreance, dark amber,foam head
taste, nice smooth maltness, alittle watery though not as strong as I like
palate easy drinking beer
overall, ok, not my favorite Okerber fest beer, but I would try again. HippieFee (446) - - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle - Dry hop flavor with a little to much sweetness from the malt for my likeing. They say this one sells out quickly but I don’t understand why. It has the off taste to it, maybe its the malt they use. GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
Appearance:Clear cooper, a lot of co2,good white head..
Flavor:malty,grass,light cokked vegetable... bkurtz (1096) - Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Pours a clear amber amber with smallish head. Typical fest aroma of caramel and bready malts. A bit sweet with soapiness in the middle. A decent fest beer. DrinkinWell (389) - - DEC 31, 2013
Pours copperish red. Are. Aromas sweet malts and citrus. Very light malty flavors, few hoppy notes, hints of caramel and cinnamon. An OK beer from Flying Fish, but not their best.