SpartanStout (45) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2017
More cream ale than Oktoberfest. Which I think is why I like it. This brewery is up, and coming, despite this beer not showing it as much as I think they could. rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2017
can. amber with one finger head. plenty of caramel malt, and some mild bread but unfortunately, that's about it. needs some more hops or something. superspak (6228) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2017
12 ounce can into dimpled mug; no can dating, but is a recent seasonal release. Pours fairly crystal clear deep golden amber/light orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/caramel, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big cracker, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/caramel, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/caramel, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Slightly increasing dryness from bitterness. Fairly clean finishing. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is a delicious Oktoberfest. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, clean, and pretty refreshing to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. This tastes like a step between Pale Festbier and Amber Marzen overall. Clean and flavorful Pils/Munich malts, just enough bitterness for balance, and solid noble hop flavor presence. A very enjoyable offering, and great style example. Tmoney99 (15133) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Tap sample. Poured clear golden color with an average fizzy white head that was mostly diminished with little lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Light to medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where not met.