bnokk (501) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
APPEARANCE- beautiful caramel color, perfectly white head with great lacing.
FLAVOR- The most striking part of this good beer is the great balance of malty sweetness that is forward in the sip and slightest bitterness at the end. Finishes smooth with the slightest bitterness lingering plesently.
NOTES- extremely well done. My favorite of the domestic craft oktoberfest beers.
commonshawn (1113) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at pig and fiddle , after they were out of my first 2 choices. Pint glass. Clear amber with medium white head. Subtle and slightly sweet grain aroma. Good marzen style, sweet malt and grain. Pretty clean finish. Fresh.
ozzy70 (925) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours amber with small white head. Aroma of spices, caramel and malt. Taste is sweet with a slight bitter finish.
hershiser2 (2528) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lovely amber color with a soft frothy off-white head.
Lovely aroma of dead leaves, grasses, wheat, caramel malts.
Taste is bitter caramel malts, leaves, glue, grasses, nuts.
tsd08460 (960) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: caramel, earthy, bread,
Appearance: clear copper, off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
rayy (47) - Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This years glbc o-fest is overatteuated-thin, boozy, no head retention. bitterness is ok, but hop aromatics are missing. Bought a 12-pack based on past experience. Big mistake.
Cousin_Larry (892) - - AUG 29, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Seriously Great Lakes, you should be ashamed to put your name on this beer. Tastes like flat Mad Dog but worse.
tmoreau (3920) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured to an event shaker at the WCD Trade Expo 2015 in Chicago, showing a clear, amber color, with a presentable layer of soft white head foam that gradually diminished to a ring & film, with some spots of lacing on the glass. The nose was light caramel & toast, with a touch of sweetness. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste was similar notes as the aroma’s, adding a bit of crackery grain, and moderate hop bitterness. A decent fall fest offering.
Iphonephan (6550) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle at home. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Malty nose. Flavors of caramel and peach. Bit of hop zing in the finish.
tia (1926) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap from source. orangey golden with moderate oatmeal head and light lacing. Honey and light wheat with a lig ht citricness. Too wheat and grainy for my tastes. Very little hop character to balance. A little something oddly sweet.