Lemke10 (996) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2017 Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
THOUGHTS: I thought it smelled very nice at first, but maybe interesting was a better word. A little more citrusy than most oktoberfests. A rare beer because I loved the aroma, but sort of disliked the flavor.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium, brownish orage with an average, off-white head that kept a decent sheet. The aroma was heavy bread, cookie, caramel, graham cracker, toast, pie crust and cake; moderate grassy hops; light citrus hops; and something slightly like Cap’n Crunch. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet, heavily bitter and slightly sour with an average duration. There was caramel, maple syrup, grassy hops, lighter citrus hops, floral hops, dark breads, cookie, and cake. The light to medium body was a little syrupy with fizzy carbonation and a metallic finish.
Bottle-pours a clear medium amber color with a frothy beige head. The taste is sweet with malt, yeast, and a well-balanced blend of spices. Pretty tasty and easy drinking, give it a try if you run across it! tmoreau (4752) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2017
On tap at Ellyn's Tap & Grill in Glen Ellyn, IL. as a 5 oz. serving, showing a clear, amber color, with a decent layer of soft white froth, and clingy spray to the lacing. The nose was soft malt, subtle lager scent, a touch of toastiness, and hints of dried fruit & caramel sweetness. Light to medium bodied, with okay carbonation, the taste was similar, with modest toasted & earthy bitterness, and a fairly pleasant & drinkable nature. nuplastikk (6514) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2017
12oz bottle. Sort of weak offering, embarrassed to have thrown some bottles of this to friends in mix packs. Maybe a pinch too much amber malt, maybe no hop balance, maybe no lagering finesse....probably all three. Kind of a stale malty tone. In no way nails it, but drinkable on some levels. oobawa (1867) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2017
On the fruity side of the festbier spectrum, with prominent toffee and caramel notes but most notable for the strong apple esters and lemon zest undertones offsetting the normal nutty, deep malt base. Finishes bready and semidry with a prolonged floral bitterness. Good orange hue with a moderate off-white head and some lace, but the nose is pretty nondescript, mild nuttiness but mostly pale lager blandness. Good crisp texture. fidemaster (336) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2017
OH YES! Beautiful amber hue. Not much aroma. Huge malt taste, mixed with fresh baked biscuits, bread, butter, and dough. Thick mouthful for a marzen. Mixed in with a beautiful sweetness of honey and caramel. This is a winner!
basaywhat (314) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2017
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear copper color with a medium-to-small sized white head. Aroma is biscuit malts, crisp, clean notes, caramel malty sweetness. Taste is sweet and malty. PanMarek (465) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Clear, dark golden pour with light beige foam that lasted moderately. Caramel malts in the nose and a touch of floral hops. Light body, active fizz. Sweet finish. Malts dominate the taste.
Jow (4170) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Tap at Rattle clean copper pour. Nose and taste are the same light malts, hintbof dries leaves, cellar floor, and caramel. Crisp and pretty good nasmith003 (252) - Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Light malt and mineral aroma. Golden copper color, light head. Light malt flavor with a mild hop presence. Hop aftertaste lingers. Medium body and light to medium carbonation. Maverick34 (3393) - New York, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Pours orange amber from bottle. . Bready malts predominantly. Some light happiness.