biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Not as huge in the flavor dept, but very creamy and smooth. A solid highland offering, however not in my top tier of Ofests. I do always like to support NC breweries, though, so I’ll probably buy again. hopscotch (11049) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Bottle… Clear amber lager with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. Biscuity, caramelized, toffee nose with a hint of acetaldehyde. Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. Well-balanced. Malty caramel sweetness balanced by spicy hop bitterness. Crisp, lightly bitter finish. Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Serving: 12 oz. bottle.
Appearance: Clear amber orange color with a very small, foamy, off-white head. Poor head retention.
Aroma: Toasty, malty nose with some dough notes as well.
Flavor: Earthy malt, some grain, malt sweetness, and an alcohol bite. The bitterness seemed to be a bit off on this one.
Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel and a medium, malty finish.
Overall: This one lacks a bit of crispness and just seems to sit there on your tongue. Everything just doesn’t quite come together with this one. Skip it in favor of better examples. possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy copper color. Aroma is spicy sweet. The flavor was more bland than the aroma would indicate. There were some hops in there but really not much more. GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Solid Oktoberfest. Pours a bright copper, big white head. Caramel and bread dough flavors, just a bit of hop at the end. Pretty straightforward.
Cybercat (5743) - Georgia, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Pours a clear coppery-reddish with a decent slightly off-white head. Aroma is malty and just a little spicy, mainly cinnamon and cloves. Flavor is rather strong and malty with an undertone of cloves and cinnamon and just a hint of caramel. Smooth, tingly, fizzy texture leaves a spicy and fizzy finish. shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Pours a nice copper color with a an off white head. Aroma is caramel, grain, toast, biscuit, and some spicy hops. Flavor is caramel, toast, biscuit, grain, and a bitter spicy finish. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2009
12oz bottle courtesy of dkachur. Pours a clear dark gold with a 2 finger foamy beige head with ok lacing. The nose is fruity with malt, grain and faint hops. The taste is light honey, malt, grain and citrus zest. Medium bodied. Decent Marzen – thanks Dan! Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle pours clear amber with ring of light tan head. Boring and buttery. Malty, and a bit astringent, cloying. Caramel heavy. A bit vegetal. There are some light bitter floral hops on the finish, but this is still a dissappointment. zizzybalubba (1862) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2009
On tap at Coasters. Copper pour with a very thin white head. Aroma of light caramel malt and soap. Toffee and caramel sweetness as well as light floral hops. Slightly bitter aftertaste, although nothing unpleasant. Not really one of my favorite styles but good for what it is.