thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear, rich golden amber color with a nice white head that has nice lacing and decent retention. Aroma is malty and sweet. Lots of caramel malt in this bad boy. Flavor is very smooth malt forward with notes of caramel and grain. There is a very nice balance in this beer and it makes me want a huge 1 liter mug of it! Very well done. iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2008
12oz bottled on 18AUG08 from <i>goryshkewych</i>. Thanks George; Clear orange amber with not even enough light beige head to cover the surface and faded to a very thin crescent-shaped film within seconds. Aroma of caramel malts and toasted grain up front. Light dry cereal grain and lightly earthy hops are in the background. The flavor seemed a bit less grainy and the earthy hops kept the overall flavor just lightly sweet. Bitterness peaked around a 2 in the semi dry finish. Carbonation is low with a medium body. Decent for an Oktoberfest. troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2008
[Bottle] Pours a clear amber color with a large white head. Grain and distinct caramel in the aroma. Taste is malty, but with a rather light mouthfeel. Sweet caramel in the taste, but not a whole lot of complexity to it. I also get a mineral/metallic character in here that really comes out in the finish. Slightly disappointing after trying other quality Tyranena products. Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Pours a clear copper with white head.Aroma is mineral and malts. Taste is malt with odd, yet definite apple/cider notes. Palate is somewhat chalky. Carbonation is medium. phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2008
On draught at the Malt House: Poured a clear dark amber colour with a huge white head. Aroma was slightly malty, with barely noticeable caramel notes. Taste was very very metallicy, not sure if it was a bad keg or what. Soft biscuity character, otherwise metallic taste was a big turn off.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Bottle: good biscut aroma with a medium golden pour. Light bitterness. More biscut and malt in the body. Pretty good. Well blended. drpimento (3578) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2008
I like this year’s version of this beer. I’m especially prejudiced towards this style of beer with that nice roasty dry character. Poured with a little head and little lace. Medium dark amber color with red highlights. Typical okfest aroma but a little spicier. Perhaps a bit sharply carbonated, but not bad. Session beer. Good to make beer bread with. Cheers! WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Bottle. Orange amber color, minimal foamy head with a decent bit of carbonation. Flavor is rich roasted malt, a bit of bread, some spiciness toward the end. More hops and spice than the average Marzen. Medium bodied, a bit chalky on the palate. More flavor than most similar style beers. Good stuff. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Amber to orange with a thin white head that quickly fades. Aroma of sweet malt, spice, bread and Vienna. Taste is somewhat spicy and definitely malty with some lager yeast mixed in. Kinda watery and finishes mildly spicy. So-so. noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Aroma: Light malts and grassy hops. Appearance: Light amber orange with a finger of off-white head. Leaves a spotty lacing. Flavor: Lightly sweet malt profile, cooked cereals, raw sugar, dry biscuit; balanced by grassy hops. The bitter element is a bit much cold, but the beer comes into balance as it warms. Palate: Watery, but kicks up a nice soft carbonation when savored.