DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Not one of my favorites from this brewery, on tap at World Beer Fest in Cleveland, decent strength, some sugar, nice finish. Tmoney99 (14622) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Draft at Brew Kettle Tasting. Poured clear dark amber color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. The beer goes well with my spicy hot dog.
JaBier (8027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Sample at Brew Kettle on 10/7/11. Clear gold/amber pour with a medium off-white head. Nose is malty and sweet and definitely lager-ish; similar to Ayinger Oktoberfest Marzen. Malty flavor with a bit of fruit. Some grainy and earthy character in there too before a semi-sweet finish. Not as sweet as it smells. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Tap @ TBK. Pours a clear orangish body with a small off-white fizzy head that fell to a wispy film. Toasty munich malt nose, pretty clean, with a touch of light hops. The flavor is a little grainy and it’s on the drier side. Light hop bitterness counteracts the sweet malt on the finish. Medium bodied and fizzy with a lengthy husky and grainy finish. Overall not the best, but still drinkable. shigadeyo (3749) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2007
10/30/2007: The knew that the pint of <a href="http://www.ratebeer.com/Beer/ringneck-a ESB that I had would be tough to follow, but this Oktoberfest couldn’t even come close to being at least partially satisfying. This is a below average to average Oktoberfest beer at best. The amber/burnt orange color is okay for the style, but the aroma is nearly non-existent, the flavor is really grainy and lacking in depth, and the body is quite thin. A large majority of the Ringnect/Brew Kettle beers are quite solid and getting quite good over time, but the Oktoberfest definitely needs some work if not a full overhaul.
Dogbrick (13144) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2007
16 oz draught mug at The Brew Kettle in Strongsville, Ohio. Rating #8 for this beer.
Pours a clear orange-amber color with a medium light beige head that recedes steadily. Patchy lacing throughout. Sweet malt and caramel aroma. Medium, smooth body with a bready malt character. Sweet caramel flavor as well along with some grain and hops. The finish is sweet malt at first, with a bit of hops lingering on the back end. A decent rendition of the style. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Draft @ brewkettle: Clear orange/gold pour with a white head. Aroma, spice, yeast, and caramel. Flavor, sweet almost fruity, some crisp bitterness. Not bad. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2006
On tap at the brewpub - Pours amber with a short white head... Aromas of caramel and german hops. Flavor is caramel, malty, toasted grains, and some light bitterness on the finish. Light carbonation and medium body. DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2006
22 oz. bottle. Pours a deep amber with a light beige medium head, settling to a thin layer that lasted throughout the glass, and left some fair lace. The appearance was actually quite appealing, leading me to beleive that this batch from 2006 was different than what was described by other reviewers in 2004. Grain based aroma, with just the slightest hint of some floral and piney hops. Mouthfeel is just a bit thin with lively carbonation. Flavor of caramel, toasty grain that is held in check by a light spicy bitterness. Hop character is well in the background here, quite appropriate for the style. This is a reasonably good Marzen, and if it had a little better body and mouthfeel, it might even be exceptional. kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2004
Bottle: Thin but lasting light beige head, amber body. Heavy toasted & munich malt aroma, clean; caramel as it warms Hints of a bit of roast in this one up front, balanced just to bitter, sulphury yeast in the finish & aftertaste. Slightly tart and lactic throughout. Aftertaste is a little bitter herbal hop. Higher carbonation, dry, borderline astringent m/f. At least it’s a clean O’fest. Not terribly impressive, but drinkable.