lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Septemberfest. Sample from a bottle thanks to Butters. Light orange, whitish cover. Aroma is corn, husky, grainy. Taste is honey, corn, more grain husks, some caramel. Unpleasant. Gachupines (1252) - USA - OCT 5, 2009
Copper hue with an average white head. Aroma is somewhat earthy, malt is prevalent. Flavor is malty and a little sweet. Some hops are noticeable, but the aftertaste leaves a strange bittersweet flavor on the tongue. Overall, fairly average, would not seek it out again. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2009
22. Pours a crystal clear, somewhat rubied medium amber with a light and cottony white head and minimal lacing. Mild, somewhat tangy nose of caramel and graham crackers. Light, somewhat watery body, somewhat flat. Toasty, nutty, a little bit tangy from all the malt. Fairly indistinct flavor profile when you get right down to it. Earthy, somewhat spicy hop finish. Disappointing. BigBeer45 (1565) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2011
the bottle gave a good Pop! when opened, and the beer foamed up the neck afterwards, which got me thinking, this beer was really carbonated,
this beer had a hazy orange pour with some burnt orange color at the sides, the pour made a huge foamy head of white and slightly
off-white bubbles, the head on this beer looked very Belgian, big and foamy, and filled the glass almost to the top, effervescence looked strong with a fast flowing center stream and a couple of other bubbled streams elsewhere in the glass and lots of bubbles flowing just about everywhere in the glass, this beer left bubbled lacing of spots, fingers and covers on the sides of the glass (but what overly carbonated beer wouldn’t do that),
I saw some particles in the glass, there was a thin, patchy area of sediment on the bottom of the bottle and loose sediment particles floating around, the beer still looked hazy after sitting around a bit (from the loose sediment in the bottle),
the aromas were light toasted malt, light bready malts, faint citrus hops with hints of wildflowers in a field,
the flavors were bread malt and light citrus hops, the finish had a carbonation bite with a little hop bitterness,
the mouth feel was very bubbly with carbonation, too much carbonation to really enjoy this beer, light on the palate but that was because of the carbonation, it felt very fizzy on the palate,
this beer could have been a nice drink but there was too much carbonation, I guess I got an over carbonated bottle?
I may try another bottle from another store or wait until next year.
icehawk (876) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Appearance: Dark gold, whitish head
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Aroma: Skunky lager beer
Taste: Some bitterness
Palate: Ok carbonation, thin mouthfeel.
Overall: Just not much going on here, yet not exceptionally drinkable either.
22oz. Bottle: Faint aroma of grains, pale malts, light herbal hops, and a hint of diacetyl. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, fizzy, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of pale malts, hops, vegetables, and herbs. Light to medium body. Thin, lightly dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Pale malt, diacetyl, and herbal hop finish. Tastes like more of a kolsch than an Oktoberfest/Marzen. Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Sampled at Lithy’s Septemberfest Tasting. Clear pale light gold with thin wispy off white head. Nose of butter, and creamed corn. Flavor is much the same. Pretty uneventful, but not bad. Like a sweet fat tire. KyotoLefty (10693) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2009
Draught at Rogue Ales Public House, Portland.
Faint caramel and amber malt aroma, thin amber color. Very light malt flavor, close to tasteless, actually. Not impressed at all!
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2009
(bottle - 22 oz) Clear amber color with a frothy white head. Aroma is sweet and bready with some dry resin. Flavor is bitter and sour at the beginning with a stale and dry middle and a bitter finish. Not as sweet as I was expecting. bonk0076 (99) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Hazy golden in color with a very slight head that disappears immediately. Aroma smells of yeast and malt. Slight toffee smell as well. Taste is like spaghetti-o’s, I’m not kidding, I think I got a bad bottle. This is not good.