kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Travlr (22514) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Ont Central. Crystal clear golden color white head with solid lacing. Light biscuit aroma. Taste is lager and toasted biscuit. Nice.
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Meh. Nothing to write home about. Just a mediocre beer. Nothing offensive, which if that’s the best you have to say about a beer "Nothing offensive" that should say something...
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap, amber pour, white head, nose and taste are slight caramel, vanilla, okay
Bailz316 (256) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Orange-amber with small head. Medium bodied, nice hint of spice. A very drinkable beer
jtclockwork (15455) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours orange white head. Nose/taste of bread, light orange peel. Medium body.
islay (2375) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Approximately 5 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s taproom in Charlotte, North Carolina. Consumed on 9-21-15. Pours a light copper with beige/cream head. Good lacing. Attractive appearance. Buttery, creamy, fruity aroma. The butter aspect probably derives from diacetyl, but I don’t find diacetyl offputting. Low in flavor. Sweet. Just a bit of hops dryness in the finish. Otherwise, remarkably low in hoppiness. Red apple taste. Light body for the style. Smooth in the palate. Overall, pleasant enough but poorly made and definitely not my kind of beer.
Ferris (13561) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Light grains. Light copper with a rich with a white head. Light sweet malts no caramel. Easy drinking, light bitterness. 63741
geologyguy (1436) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty smell... quite prominent...taste is also all malt...no hops...but still a touch bitter...sort of one dimentional...roasted malt taste...Meh
GTAEgeek (2053) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample in a flight at the OMB biergarten. Dark copper color, with a thin, off-white head. Nose is orange peel, caramel, gin, and a little rye. Sweet and malty, with a significant bitterness that is uncharacteristic for the style. Light to medium body, chalky, and a little astringent. This is a fair attempt at an Maerzen, but is overhopped.
ben4321 (6020) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at CLT, 11/25/14
Aroma: The nose is light caramel and bready malts, some grainy notes, and mild hops
Appearance: This one appears amber in color, some golden notes, with an off-white head on top
Flavor: The taste is mid-sweet, not overly sweet, bread/grains with a light balancing hop bitter
Palate: The body is light-medium, fairly easy drinking, with a mid-plus carbonation
I had a few of these on draft over the "season," with pretty much all of those being in the airport. It always left me the same impression, which is that it is not bad for OMB, and it is probably better than their flagship copper that you find everywhere, but it isn’t anything exciting. (Note: I have the copper rated as a 3.3, but that is from 2012, and I haven’t felt the same about it when I’ve had it recently. It probably needs a re-rate, and I’d probably have it more in the high 2s to 3 range if I rated it today.)