Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Had this beer at the brewery taproom on 9/23/10. Reviewed from notes. Poured into a giant mug. Came out a very clear copper/amber color with a large 3-finger creamy off-white head. Light lace stuck behind. Nose of toffee, caramel, light hops. Pretty average.
What it lacked in the nose, it made up for in flavor! Semi-sweet candied malts. Notes of toffee, bread, and lightly oily hops on the finish. Excellent aftertaste. Good carbonation level. Easily drinkable. Had I not had to drive home, I would have had another mug, as the first mug was gone before I knew it. Recommend. ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Appearance: Dispensed a clear, darkened amber-gold body with a spumed, off-white head.
Smell: Toasted whole-grain bread and a fragrance of spicy noble German hops above some lighter crackery tones and far-off traces of sweet-scented caramel.
Taste: Maltiness of moderately toasted bread given a touch of sweet caramel, maybe even a hint of honey as well. Spicy, floral German hops, lightly bitter and more than enough to balance things out. Soft, faint fruitiness. Drying finish with a delicate mix of spicy hops and maltiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Very drinkable. A clean, satisfying O-fest. Keep up the good German work, OMB. kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2009
On tap at Moosehead Bar in Charlotte. Poured a hazy copper color with a thick off-white head that lingered well and left good lacing. Nose was a pleasant mix of malty sweet caramel and hoppy floral, with some bread and earth undertones. Mouthfeel was full, somewhat tingly and slightly chewy, and the taste then accentuated the malty caramel and earth of the nose.
Rounded off to a long pleasant finish, making this a most fine Oktoberfest beer. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Draft at the Charlotte airport. Yay business travel. Poured a medium to light amber orange, slight head. Aroma slight of toasted malt. Flavor matched - balancing bitterness, appropriate lack of hop flavor. Actually very clean and nicely done, very much to style. Good job guys. ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2011
On tap at Maxwell’s Tavern. Pours out a dark orange color with a white head on it. Smell is malty and rich with a little bit of hop presence. Taste sweet and fairly smooth. Easy to drink and kind of sweet. Went well with the burger, but I dont think I could drink more than one of these.
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Honestly, I drink this like water when it comes out. Exceptionally well balanced, not an overly complex malt profile but perfectly delicious. Golden/light amber color, it doesn’t hurt that I’ve never had this anything but super fresh. It has become one of my favorites, if not my favorite, Ofest. Bailz316 (256) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2016
On tap. Orange-amber with small head. Medium bodied, nice hint of spice. A very drinkable beer bierslaaf (105) - Somerset West, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 16, 2010
On Tap. Pourzs abmer with a large lasting off white head. Very malty aroma and clean slightly bitter taste. Medium body that’s crisp and clean on the on the palate. Lingering malty finish. LilBeerDoctor (3904) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber orange with a thick white head. Aroma of bready malts and sweet malts. Flavor is mostly bready malts, some sweet fruits, and a little hop bitterness. Overall a pretty good Oktoberfest.
7/4/7/3/14 (3.5/5) Travlr (24302) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Draft at Ont Central. Crystal clear golden color white head with solid lacing. Light biscuit aroma. Taste is lager and toasted biscuit. Nice.