BigBeer45 (1585) - Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2016 Sampled from a bottle,
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. Silphium (3224) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2008
On tap at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Clearish red-brown body, medium buff head. Bready nose with dry caramels and herbal hops. Medium body with light bitterness, dominated by floral, herbal hops and bready malts. Not bad. flatmatt (1627) - Northville, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is very nutty (peanut buttery specifically) and earthy with notes of caramel and dark fruit. Peanutty and toasty malt flavors blend with earthiness and bits of dark fruit and hop hints. Alcohol is just slightly more apparent than it probably should be for the ABV, but this is a nice version of the style. jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2011
12oz bottle-thanks to jtclockwork for sharing–pours a rich foamy light tan head with trailing lace and amber color. Aroma is roasty/some cocoa-medium malt, herbal/grassy hops. Taste is roasty/some cocoa-medium malt, herbal/grassy hops. Soft carbonation. jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Sampled with Moreau and Andrew at GABF 2012. Had this towards the end of the night, after nearly 75 beers and my thoughts were "it’s good for an oktoberfest/Marzen!" Will need to seek this one out for more defined notes but my general thought was that it was good, not great.
Huhzubendah (3775) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2012
The beer appears dark orange and hazy, with a quarter inch of off white head. The aroma is very pleasant, with malt, fruit, and sugar candies. Pretty sweet, with a cotton candy flavor. Really creamy feel, with a lasting sweetness on the palate. Marshmallows? Medium thin body with adequate carbonation. Pretty good beer. The sweet nature of this brew limits this to one serving for me.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-23-2011 TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark orange with thin head. Aroma is sweet with a sweet flavor as well. Nice Oktoberfest. madmitch76 (26367) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
28th December 2011marv3mania (195) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Cloudy brown beer. Small off white head. Crispy semi dry palate. Quite a rich malt base, dry. A little tart fruit, a little malt cream. Finishes dry with typical noble hop bitterness. Different! Not my favourite Shorts but interesting!
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Appearance is a copper color with a paper-thin off-white head. Aroma is lots of rich German malts and a dash of German hops. The taste is similar, but I can also taste some roasted malts. It seems really off for an oktoberfest. It looks and smells great, but that taste just isn’t right. rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
bottle. amber with small head. caramel malt base. earthy hops. very solid for the style.