balloonbuffoon (533) - - SEP 12, 2017
12floz bottle, no date (I assume is fresh, because I haven't seen this one on the shelves), $1.50 unit cost, pint glass. If this beer isn't at least a tad above par, then I'm done with this brewery. I've had two bad beers, and one less than average beer (unrated Kolsch) from these folks so...Looks okay, deep amber color that I can see through. There isn't much head, and has a 'still' appearance. Smells like browned bread, so that is pretty good. Are we sure this isn't supposed to be a maltier version a Mexican Vienna lager, because that is what it tastes like to me. Burnt bread flavor with a cloying sweetness laden over a syrupy medium-full body. This is ok, a tad below par. The verdict is in, and it is no more beer from this brewery for me. yespr (47077) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2017
From tap. Pours hazy orange. Small white head. Aroma is toasted malty. Bitter. Caramelish and breadish. Toasted finish. Classic US take on an Octoberfest beer, far from the real thing. fidemaster (335) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Aroma of malt, toffee, and baked bread. Beautiful copper color. Very malty, with a nice balance of caramel, roasted nuts, baked bread, and a little bit of grainy hops. Has a clean lingering finish. Excellent Oktoberfest, pass me another.
Scipio (1182) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2017
Pours a clear amber with a thinner off white head. The aroma is very nutty and heavy in caramel. Its quite bready, with some toasted malt, and some light smokiness as well. The taste isn’t sweet, or bitter, or really much of anything. I’d describe it as neutral. Flavors mirror the nose almost precisely. Lots of caramel and nuts, while being bready and toasted. Weaker aftertaste is caramel. This one is medium bodied, has a chewy texture, and has average carbonation. This wasn’t bad, its just that this style kind of bores me right now. Its only the middle of August and I’m already sick of Oktoberfest beers. djd07 (15342) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper with small white head that lasts. The aroma is spice, toasted malt, dark fruit. Medium body, bread, caramel, spice finish, good.
Johnstledger8 (1268) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 2, 2016
Draught. Pours a hazy copper orange with an off white bubbly head. Aroma is of orange, toffee, grassy, slightly metallic. Taste is of toffee, clove, orange, nuts, slightly metallic finish again. Watery mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Niko100 (2984) - Chicago, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Nice amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, floral, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, hops, and fruit; Nicely balanced; Pretty good seasonal. ilovedarkbeer (2748) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2016
Pours an orange color with a lacy white head. Notes of caramel, toffee, and earth. Pretty good. Slightly sweet finish. akoeninger (770) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Tap at Graze. Amber colored with white head. Aroma of woodsy sweet malt. Taste is caramel, sweet malt, some grassy noble hops. Crisp finish and very good muzzlehatch (4970) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Woodmans in Rockford, IL, consumed at cellar temp or a little below from a Carlyle pint glass. Deep amber verging on chestnut, smallish lasting ring of head...light malty nose - bit of caramel, bit of dark bread, slightly toasty...body is relatively sweet and honey-caramel-ish to start, but takes on that toasty bread character pretty quickly, though the sweetness continues through to the finish...it’s slightly sticky but the body does support the strong malt character, and it’s got enough toasted/burnt/acrid character at the end to keep the sweetness from overwhelming, though the low carbonation level is slightly problematic. Overall pretty solid and I’m beginning to really look forward to finding more of this brewery’s offerings - and can I mention that I really love this brewery’s labels (maybe I should bump up the "appearance" score by 1?) - they all seem to hark back to the 20s and 30s, sort of neo-futurist combined with early sci-fi pulp art. Cool stuff.