twb0392 (13) - , Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had a recent oktoberfest blind tasting with a group of about 10 people (mostly WI beers), and staghorn surprisingly came in dead last. Hints of 7up, or flat white pop; and not as malty as most other beers in the style.
HuskerTan (1809) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - NOV 13, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Celery, malty, bread.
A- Copper color, clear liquid, off white head.
T- Caramel, nutty, dried stone fruits, spice, bread.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish.
O- For a style that has never impressed me, I actually enjoyed this one. The subtle apricot/stone fruit that was underlying the caramel was really nice. A touch of spice on top of all that made for a drinkable beer. A bit of an odd ingredient in the aroma but didn’t kill the beer.
MetalNHopHead (1583) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 2, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another German brew from New Glarus, another beautifully-executed beer. It pours a clear dark amber. Rich malty nose with a hint of fruitiness. Tastes like toasted bread, caramel, apricot, nuts, and spices. More full-bodied than some, yet exceptionally smooth. Hops are definitely muted here. This brew is about the 1,100 pounds of toasted malted barley that went into making it. There aren’t many American-made fest biers that can top this.
mjmoen (338) - - SEP 28, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
B-. Pours a clear amber color with white head. Good flavor but a little too light
Carlisle (562) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours copper with orange hue; thick off-wheat head and substantial lacing. Nose of bread crust with some spice. Bread crust malt with honey notes and subtle citrus. Thinner mouthfeel.
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Gespuccian (141) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark gold, almost amber, some white head. Aroma is a little bready, no hops. Taste of wheat bread, some slight brown sugar sweetness. Some hops add balance but it's not overly bitter, not too sweet. Creamy mouthfeel, malty body.
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ccex (1210) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle pours a clear orange/amber color with small but lasting off-white head. Not much to smell, but what aroma that is is malty, with sweet grains and some caramel. Taste is on the sweet side with a bitter finish and malty aftertaste. Body is light to medium with lively carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel.
MattChiasson (63) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
5oz draft sample from brewery tasting. Light copper, filtered clear. Malt-forward with notes of biscuity/bread giving way to classic earthy/spicy hops characteristic of the style. Finish was dry and refreshing with lingering hop bitterness.
MrTipple (3814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intense grain and bread malts, caramel, straw. Clear, dark gold, medium, creamy, white head. Light bitter. Sweet-ish grain and bread malts, caramel, bitterness returns, light alcohol, lively carbonation, dry and bitter finish. Decent Märzen, nicely malty, but not too sweet. Keg at the brewery, New Glarus.
rubbishystuff (2383) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Bushel and Peck. Really just excellent. Malty, smooth, flavorful, bready, caramel. Serving: Bottle
George999 (431) - Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2016
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the bottle the pour is clear with a golden orange color with an off white head, the aroma is almost not there, the taste is crisp but is missing the depth of flavor, the finish is light malts