alobar (3754) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Golden copper pour with aroma of bread fruit, and some caramel. Bread flavor with hints of yeast and caramel. Decentl crossovert (12614) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2016
355ml bottle. Lighter amber for the style, quickly dissipating head. Flavor is light for the style, a touch soapy and herbal, it is inoffensive but doesn’t bring much to the table. Cybercat (5737) - Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Pours clear, bubbly copper with a thick and fairly persistent pale buff head. Aroma features malty, fruity, and subtle yeast and caramel tones. Flavor echoes all of these while tossing in a bit of woody and somewhat bitter hops. Mouthfeel offers typical body and fizz, and a woody hop finish. Great for the first day of autumn - and Oktoberfest. Dacrza (960) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2015
DATE TASTED: November 25, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: 22 oz. pilsner... OCCASION: watching Blackish to prepare for the Thanksgiving... APPEARANCE: first things first--the bottle spurted foam, necessitating a swift pour; once in the glass, a monstrous white head sits atop a thick, nearly opaque brownish body that does NOT reflect an Oktoberfest--definitely sinking the status quo.. the head crisscrosses with stratus-cloud haze--this appeals on multiple levels...AROMA: forward, malty, and yeasty... nutty cheese comes to mind.... chocolate, some fruity esters, and fenolic alcohol (even at 6% ABV) round the experience into an attractive aroma.. PALATE: medium-bodied, oily, soft and flat... cannot hold its slightly bitter finish--dry like a bock...TASTE: semi-sweet, reasonably bitter--the malt is a hammer that bludgeons other flavors...some chocolate and tobacco... an odd attempt at an Oktoberfest ...OVERALL: this is my first Thomas Creek, and I planned to mock the company tag line--until the tag rang true... easily the heaviest, least hopped fest I have had... and while I applaud their desire for uniqueness, the beer struggles to be drinkable at times, with a syrupy sweetness and a malty bitterness that challenges and rewards in due time...
tnkw01 (1753) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle. Orange copper Color with a medium head. Aroma was malty, nutty and grains. Taste was toasted grains with a malty sweet finish.
ordybill (1731) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Poured from a 12OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a nice malt and hop aroma with some spice tossed in.
Appearance- A clear golden colored brew with a large slightly tan head.
Taste- A very malty flavor, I really like the taste.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation has a dry finish.
Overall- I really like this beer, thankfully it is brewed fairly local so I can acquire it.
chinchill (4909) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2015 12 oz undated bottle served in Peroni glass. [from notes]
Clear copper with a creamy tan head. Quite lovely but the head is short-lived. There is a lasting ring that leaves decent lacing.
Very attractive aroma with a matching flavor. Fine sweet malt flavor with enough hops to produce a sweet/bitter balance.
Excellent Marzen. Drake (13637) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2015
12 ounce bottle from Libation Station. Pours a clear copper with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of grainy malt, nuts, mild caramel. The taste is toffee, caramel, mild graininess and raisin. Thin-medium bodied. nearbeer (5362) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Pint on tap. Clear orange copper with a creamy film and lace. Nose is mild caramel apple and toasted grain. Flavors of toffee apple, dry grass and toast. Finish has a nice touch of walnut and dark bread. Medium body has too much carbonation and a decent balance. jhliesen (832) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle-nice toasty aroma of barley. Copper color with a medium, foamy head. Taste is malt that is crispy and not overwhelming. Some nutty flavoring on the finish. A nice understated Oktoberfest. Total wine.