LetsGoState (912) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2017 Underdogs88 (325) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild toasty aroma. No hops on the nose. The appearance is a hazy amber. Flavor is malt forward with a low sensation of flowery hops. The bready malt flavor seems one dimensional. No esters. The finish is a little sweet and watery. Poor head retention. Overall, It is a poor example of the style---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Aroma and taste is malty with just a hint of hops. Overall OK balance and an OK oktoberfest. obguthr (6742) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Pecan, dried leaves, and honey nose. Clear auburn, medium yellow head. Lightly sweet honey, cane sugar, malt, dried leaves. Subdued pecan finish. Medium body, easy carbonation. ffaoe (960) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2016
maltly, faint hop aroma. amber in color with fast fading head. balanced flavor profile, nice medium crystal malt flavors, faint roastyness. PhillyCraft (8041) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Blackberry backlog, Bottle, Pours orange shade with large white head that didn’t last. Aroma and flavor of spice, sweet malt, caramel, and crystal. Light to medium body for the style. I used to drink a lot of crappy beer apparently. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle on Halloween. Nice copper body with slight head. Nose is malty, caramel, spices. Taste is malts, as well with spices and caramel and bready taste. Finish is creamy. It’s the season.
closey22 (2110) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Deep Amber thin rimming beige head ; aroma is malty sweet; flava is malty roasty sweet hints of vanilla and squash; feels medium yet crisp and fizzy zingy foamy; finishes tangy slightly roasty PorterPounder (8316) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Fort Myers, Fl. - Total Wine & More - 12 oz bottle. Sparkly, medium orange pour with a soapy white head. Grainy, peppery aroma with hints of corn. Flavor has some wort-like essence to it with some peppery notes, some corniness and just a hint of ripening vegetable funkiness. Mouthfeel is slightly dry. Uninspiring. mansquito (6989) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2015
At work: pours copper with a small off white head. Aroma is light caramel and a couple hops. Taste is somewhat sweet with toffee and caramel. Somewhat bready. Not bad. Quite meh. tillmac62 (762) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2015
BBD 1/21/16. Slightly hazy amber pour. Outstanding head volume, lacing and retention. smaynard6000 (1251) - Apopka, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Light nose of toasted biscuit with a caramel undertone. Rather bready.
Heavy light body with a smooth texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a weak burst in the finish.
The flavor profile is rather good and a bit atypical for the style. Intensity and balance are well done, but complexity is outstanding. Toasted malts yield a bready background similar to pumpernickel. The middle delivers a subtle floral bitterness and a plum/raisin undertone. As the finish approaches, the dark fruit aspect really shines as caramel cascades into the finish. The finish is clean with a subtle crispness.
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber color with small beige colored head. Aroma of cereal grains and caramel malt. Sweet malt flavor with some barley notes. Straightforward but good.