BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2006
On tap at the Green Leafe. Translucent dark amber color....small off-white head. Nice malty aroma..caramel malts, light hops..great taste, sweet caramel/toffee notes...great hop edge...finishing with a good hop bitterness. Medium bodied...tasty brew. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2006
From a 22 oz. brown bomber bottle with "FRESH BEER - KEEP COOL" on the right side of label, fall ’06 release.
Poured a clear reddish orange hued amber with a foamy off-white/pale tan head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing, very minimal amount of sticking.
Aromas of toasted grain, sweet caramelized malts, a light fruitiness and floral hops.
Good carbonation for an Oktoberfest and a malty crisp, dryish, smooth light bodied mouthfeel. The body, more accurately, has a light-medium feel.
Pleasant and a nice Oktoberfest taste, light toasted grains, sweet caramelized malts, a subtle fruity breadiness, spicy, honey-like hops, a bit of herbalness as well, a flash of alcohol, and a dry grainy and malty finish. Good, easy, very quaffable drinkability.
A tasty and balanced Oktoberfest, I have feeling this best when it’s very fresh, in September and October, well worth trying.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2006 Very nice dark golden body with a good creamy ivory head. Nice aroma, honey, apple, wheat. Tast of pumpkin, nutmeg, oats with light hops. Sweet ending with some light spices. Braudog (6836) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Draft at the Shockoe Craft Beer Festival in Richmond, 8/26/06: Rich sweet malt on a reddish amber brew; bit of a bitter kick. Excellent to the style. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Clear copper body with a medium off-white head. Dark malty aroma. Sweet malty flavor, some pumpkin hints with some banana in the end.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
London Gathering Nov 05: Very sweet and somewhat over-the-top. Tart edge. Sharp and certainly different. chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2005
Bottle at London gathering, November 2005. Gift from The_Beer_God (thanks Mike) that had languished, forgotten about, at the back of my "cellar" for a while. As others have remarked, it was real gusher on opening. However, although I’m sure it wasn’t intended, I rather liked the sour notes that may have come from the suspected infection. It must be something about me as, a while ago, I forgave an infected bottle from the Shardlow brewery in England because it ended up tasting like a gueuze. So I noted this beer as interesting, rather than unpleasant. There were some hops peeking through the net curtains of sourness. I guess this may have a good ration of sweet malt in its intended form as I picked up a distinct sweet & sour undertone.
duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
Bottle. tasted similiar to the pale ale, but this was maltier. Slightly infected character, with touches of berry fruit sourness. Infected, but in a wierd way, it made it quite interesting, otherwise, not so good. Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2005
Bottle @ London Gatherying, Nov 05. Toffee and malt flavours with light fruitiness not ihden by the nasty sour aspect. Av rating given maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
Bottled at the Chris_O Beer, Cheese and Curry powwow. A hazy copper coloured beer with a big rocky head. Gushed on opening. The aroma is malty and a little smoky. The taste is sweet and malty but there’s a different alcohol feel to German O’Fests. Below average.