Huhzubendah (3736) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
A: The beer is dark orange in color, with a light haze about it. The head is a half inch thick and leaves random spots of lacing on the glass.
S: The aroma is earthy with some floral and hop notes.
T: The beer tastes OK, but nothing extraordinary is happening here. The beer is good, with all of the flavors seeming rather subdued or muted.
M: Good feel, slight malt presence, finishes dry.
D: Unexciting but easy to drink. An overall decent brew.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-20-2010 Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2011
292 Hoptoberfest. Picked up at the Warren Store before Night of the Funk this year. Served in a snifter.
Pours a nice amber-copper color with a moderate head and a bit of lacing. The nose brings some slightly earthy and floral hop characteristics along with a bit of bready malt. A bit plain, but nicely balanced.
The flavor is a bit low key, though I like what’s going on. Floral and earthy hops are there, though certainly not dominant above the malt character. Contrary to what I would expect from the nose and flavor, the feel is quite bitter and has a really dry finish. Definitely drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-19-2010 scottw86 (1178) - Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Poured a hazy copper color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma has a fair amount of yeast and fruit. Taste is pretty well rounded with hops, fruit, yeast, and caramel. Slightly earthy and dry. Strangely tart too I found. Overall pretty decent for the style, and unique. nimbleprop (8708) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2010
22oz bottle pours a mostly transparent, deep, ruby, copper amber with a very frothy, creamy, soft white head. Looks awesome. Nose is fairly mild, lightly floral, crisp maltiness, some fall fruits. Flavor is sweet, malty, the kind of amber malts in a good Marzen that make you think of dried leaves. Some mild, well balanced, earthy bitterness too. Nothing bracing, just enough to cut the sweetness and round things out. Medium bodied, dry finish. While no one is going to jump out of their chair for this and while it may not be highly sought after, but you can tell it is exceptionally crafted. Easy to drink with good flavor. Beerdedone (3441) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours a medium amber color with a nice beigh head. Aroma was floraland citrusy hops with a touch of earthiness. Flavor of rich malts, floral and citrusy hops, caramel and had a hint of pine.
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Bottle/22oz - Pours a quite dark amber in color that shows a ruby/copper when held to the light. The head is small but it still produced some minor lacing on the glass. Aroma is quite malty, but there is a fair amount of hops coming through as well. Certainly not a traditional Oktoberfest because of the hops, but that does not stop this from being an excellent beer. Flavor is thick with slightly sweet roasted malts with a medium amount of floral hops and just a hint of some citrus. Very well balanced. I let this one sit in the fridge too long and hope to taste something a bit fresher this fall. I like this as much as I like the rest of Sean’s beers... Very Much! joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Thanks to stowehop for this one! This was not a traditional oktoberfest. it pours a dark copper color with a nice orangy head. The aroma is very hoppy with grapefruit, lemon, orange, pine, and some caramel, but very hop forward. The flavor is mouthwateringly hoppy with lots of citrus, and woodiness, but with a hearty malt background. A bit toasted in the finish. Style aside, I loved the balance in this beer. beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2010
Pours a cloudy golden color with amber highlights and a thin offwhite head. Pleasant aroma of floral, citrusy hops and biscuity malt. Very good flavor of floral, citrusy hops with biscuity malt and a bitter finish. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. The quantity of hops take this beer outside of the Oktoberfest style, but it’s quite good.