spokeydonkey (96) - Albany, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Pours dark amber/brown with a thin off-white head.
Aroma: Bready, earthy.
Taste: Earthy graininess to it, followed by a nice, round maltiness. Lingering hop bitterness and dry finish.
Medium modied with unobtrusive carbonation.
Overall a nice malt-dominated Oktoberfest. One I tend to get every year. BroadestTom (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Aroma caramel, bread, cereal, dough,
Appearance amber, clear, tan foam,
Taste medium sweetness,
Palate light body,
Overall almost a coffee taste to this beer. It is definitely different from the rest of the oktoberfest beers so just for that reason I would suggest this beer to a friend kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Deep, rich amber color.white head. Aroma is very malt bitter aroma like rye. Flavor is pretty balanced. A good barley beer. The sweetness is minimal, which is nice. The finish occasionally has that medicinal taste. Otherwise it’s ok. tkdmsn (2) - - SEP 17, 2015 does not count
Beer starts off with a slight bitterness but finishes pretty smooth. It seems to leave a slight yeasty after taste. Will drink again. sawbuck (724) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Aroma of sweet caramel, some bread. Nice deep orange color with a tan head...fades quickly. Sweet malt up front. Toasted caramel/toffee flavor. Bitterness is uneven, till the end and comes hard. Bready flavor throughout, a little off putting. Average.
beer_rookie (554) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Pours a copper color. Not a great head, better lacing. A little hazy. Eh, it’s okay on that part.Atom (2418) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Aroma is very malty. Very toasty, very roasty. Caramel and maybe some roasted nuts.
Taste is pretty darn good. Sure, you’ve got your roasted malt, caramel and toffee, yeah yeah. It fits the style well, but hey, I’m also tasting some surprising tobacco flavor. It’s rich and smokey, and it’s very tasty.
Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied. It’s somewhat bitter finish. There’s also some of that tobacco in the finish.
Overall, I like this a lot. Particularly because of the tobacco flavor. Yeah, that’s tobacco. Like Levi Garrett. But other than that, it would still be pretty solid without it. But yes, you should certainly try it. I would absolutely have it again.
12oz bottle pours a clear bright Amber with a large khaki head. Aroma of spicy rye like caramel and toffee malt. Nice balance of fruity hops and caramel malt with some spicy yeast in the finish. Well balanced, flavorful, and drinkable. OnTheTrail (493) - Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Pours copper. Aroma is toast, honey cookies. Taste is caramel, toffee, toast. A wisp of hops. Bottom line - smooth, elegant, balanced lager. mike67 (1195) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of some grassy hops and bready malt. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is of caramel, grassy hops, grain and spices. Finish is long and spicy. Nice malty brew. Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Pour is a light brown. Aroma is of nuts and malts. Taste is bold and rounded very well. Finish is very clean for a dark beer.