Hopper8 (250) - Holland, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2017 LSKennedy (15) - - OCT 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at "Little Fleet Taproom" in Traverse City. Fantastic ale. Deep brown, malty and tinny characters. Great mouthfeel, but not chewy like most OF. Very good, something different
There was something very not right about this beer. It left me very unsatisfied and it was very out of balance. ebone1988 (2177) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2017
Bottle from Merchants. Aroma is toasty, caramel, earthy hops, slightly floral, toastier than normal but I'm not complaining. Appearance is brownish amber, light brown head, somewhat clear. Taste is earthy hop, toasted caramel, pretty in your face hop presence, bitter and robust, floral, good. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, burnt caramel and hoppy earthy aftertaste. Overall, the Americans don't really get the style correct, though not bad, mostly they Americanized this style. Still good. onceblind (10704) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Clear deep dark copper under a thin white cap. Big nutty biscuity nose that’s a bit bready and copper (German) malty. Crisp doughy and toffee loaded flavor that’s german lagerish and semisweet with tones of toffee and nuttiness. Delightful. purpleiguanaa (3) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2016 does not count
The beer has a good balance. bitterness and toasted caramel malt flavors are mingled well. But, tasty is not my favor. hopscotch (11329) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle... Pours clear and deeply amber with a tiny, creamy, white head. Great retention. The aroma features caramel and toasted malts. Medium-bodied and creamy with airy carbonation. The flavor offers maltiness up front, then metallic bitterness on the backside. Bottle courtesy of Andrew from Shorts!
BigBeer45 (1573) - Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2016 Sampled from a bottle, Onslow (1535) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2015
the beer had a dark gold pour with red and brown mixed in, there was a little haze (some bottles had more haze than others) and gave a one to two finger very faint off-white cover (bubbles had a faint yellow tint to them) that receded to a thinner layer and ring,
the nose was malty with melanoidins like notes, a little toasted malt, caramel and some chocolate tootsie roll like notes, some bread,
it had malt and bread sweetness, the hops were light on the nose,
the flavors were malty, caramel, faint chocolate that resembled tootsie roll and bready, it had light spice hops, the flavor had some sweetness but not as sweet as the nose, the finish had a light hop bitterness with toasted malt and caramel following,
it felt light to light medium on the mouth and was creamy, it had soft to average carbonation,
this beer was on the sweet side for an Octoberfest beer,
also, and this beer appears to be different than what the Short’s Noble Chaos that was made a few years ago,
a good drink but not what I was expecting.
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear light brown brew with pale off white head. Dense head upon pouring, settles to a half a finger of persistent foam. Great lacing. Aroma of nuts, caramel, lightly toasted malt. Taste is moderate caramel and a rich nuttiness, ends with a moderate noble hops flourish that slakes any lingering sweetness. Full and satisfying palate. A superior Oktoberfest/Marzen. Frank (4240) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Tasted blind: This is a cloudy dark amber brew. It’s got a big earthy nose w/ some toasty malt as well. This is grassy and herbal, fairly dry and slightly nuttey. Its creamy carbonation is complimented by mild bitterness in the finish. This is a tasty Oktoberfest. AnokaBrewer (223) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2015
12 ounce bottle, reminds me of the fest beers that I used to get in Germany. Golden brown in color with a sweet malty taste at first, then just the right amount of hops to give a slight bitter finish. Nice head retention. ColovianTrader (464) - - OCT 25, 2015
Lots of toasted bread, with sweet grains, moderate caramel and light hops. Hints of peppercorn and citrus peel. Clean and light.