wlajwl (5942) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is grainy malts, mild caramel and a hint of molasses. The flavor is caramel, light frui,slightly grainy malts and a tart/mildly hoppy finish.
ChiGuy68 (561) - Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on tap at Quencher’s Salon. It poured a clear amber with a whisky head. Mild malt aroma with a slightly sweet spiced October taste with a hint of rye. Tasty fall brew.
markducommun (973) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very slightly hazy orange, mild white head. Sweet orange citrus, light spices, mild grain. Fairly strong bitterness, some sweetness through the finish. Heavier body, some oiliness. Decently carbonated. Longer finish. Good.
gschrade (1053) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours copper with a white head. Taste slightly sweet, spice, touch of caramel. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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Frank (4045) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted blind: This is really an excellent festbier. It’s cloudy orange amber w/ a foamy head. It’s got a big floral hop nose. It’s nice and bitter, dry and slightly fruity. I’d say this is not perfectly style but it’s delicious so that’s good enough for this guy.
scarletfire65 (1346) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In a flight at Hackney’s Printers Row. Crackery, toasty malt. A bit earthy. Herbal dry finish. Pretty dry for the style.
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is hazy dark amber/orange with a small white head. Aroma and flavor of pale malt, biscuit, slight citrus, spice, and rye bread. Finish is malty and spicy.
MartinT (9499) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
Bright herbal hops and biscuity cereals share the stage, as toastiness and bitterness slowly establish themselves on the palate. This is one fine lager, folks.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the shiny red.
-Hops possess the amazing ability to go beyond herbaceousness and explore oranges and cinnamon angles.
-Effervescence is soft, which leaves plenty of room for the delicate flavors to shine.
-Drinkability is very high, as the mouthfeel is crisp.
-This may be hoppier than your average German-made Festbier, but it works amazingly well here.
Lubiere (13061) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A reddish copper lager with a thick frothy mocha head. In aroma, crisp biscuit malt with herbaceous grassy hops, light lemony notes, light mineral notes, nice. In mouth, nice crisp fruity biscuit malt with grassy hops, light grapefruit, nice herbaceous character, well done. Bottle at Revolution Milwaukee location.
DuffMan (9643) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared around the table at Revolution Brewpub. Compared to Revolution’s Oktoberfest on tap, this had less malt impact and a drier finish. Still a nice fall dark lager, and kudos for cool label art.