Marheb (6193) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2017 Quake1028 (638) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Greg. I think. Either way, he is pretty swell, so I will give him credit here. Hopefully this was from Joe. Suck it, Redner. Amber orange body, slightly hazy. Small, tight dirty white head that has some decent retention and light lacing. I like the color on this one so I will bump the appearance up a bit. Citrus fruits, floral hops, grapefruit hops, caramel and some malty notes make up the interesting nose. Flavor profile is pretty dead on with the nose, with the floral hops taking center stage to my palate. Medium bodied with some good carbonation that makes it feel heftier than it probably is. Finish is medium length, caramel sweet and floral, with a touch of citrus bite. Good.
(En fût à Heorot): Typique midwest maltiness avec assaut d'agrumes. Je suis nostalgique soudainement. Iphonephan (7281) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2017
Bomber from the archives, bottled circa 2007. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Caramel malt aroma. Whatever complexity this had when brewed has dissapate with age. tcon25 (941) - Duvall, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Bottle pour at home thanks Jon for this one. Nice light body easy drinking golden pour, this is a very solid beer. drpimento (3758) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2017
Decent enough of an Oktoberfest beer, but they don't seem to have used much if any Vienna malt. To me, that's a key ingredient of a good fest beer. ryanscourt (1531) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2017
Underrated style of beer especially when done right. Good malt flavor, good balance on the back end.
BeerdedDave (1875) - Beckley, USA - MAY 16, 2017
amber color; bready, malty aroma; a good, well-balanced Oktoberfest; a decent amount of bitterness with a bready malt background phranq (250) - - NOV 2, 2016
Really good october fest. Toasted malt throughout. Nice hope ballance, full body
Good through finish. DialSquare (5129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Bomber from Whole Foods in Upper Arlington: murky deep amber, off-white head. aroma of light grain, caramel. tastes are toasty malt, bit of apple, honey, earthy, grass, floral, nutty. easy drinking. subtly nice. slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle from trade. Pretty nice for a style I have really really enjoyed only a few of. This is straight forward bread and toffee...well done. Surprisingly not as richly malty as my favorites in style. TAR (2787) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Rusty orange. Straightforward but pleasant aroma of plum, honeyed toast, cookie, hazelnut and hay. Fluffy carbonation. Full body. Punchy Munich gives substantial weight as do plummy esters. Good textural grip to the deep toast, which hints at melanoidins at times and adequately wards off any excessive plummy slickness. Lovely blend of tobacco softness, hay dust and marzipan extends from the well-extracted maltiness. Dab of floral notes adds a refined touch and softens the body. Finishes beefy, fully malty and toasty, with toasted bread and restrained hop spice lingering. A straightforward example, and a tad underattenuated to me, but thankfully it is a serious rendition and not dry-hopped or something silly or Americanized. Pretty easy to like. The $10 price tag is very unreasonable, though. For around $3.00 a bomber, I’d be drinking this again.