Bill Becker (2010) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 16, 2017 Fatehunter (2641) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured into a tulip glass. A copper color with a finger of white head that shortly broken down with some good lacing.
Smells of honeysuckle, grapefruit and mandarin.
It tastes like lemon, hops and a hint of soap. I have tried three different bottles in three different glasses and they all taste like this. Maybe it is the style, but the soap taste is a bit off-putting.
Moderate carbonation and medium bodied.
I cannot get over the taste.... but it smells so good.
From Oct 2005
An Oktoberfest ale?
I bought a bottle of this in a mixed six pack of Oktoberfests:
Poured a nice, ahem, amber and the head was pleasing and somewhat persistant.
The smell was fairly strong but I couldn't say it was malty or hoppy...it's vegetal?
The taste almost reminded me of cinnamon but that would have been a welcomed note at this point. I'm not the biggest fan of the style but this is one that I'm sure that I won't try again. BeerRenter76 (1055) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Originally rated on 9/22/08. It poured a deep amber body with very little carbonation that led to a thin, rapidly shrinking head. Aroma of roasted malts, flavor also of roasted malts and toffee, sweet with a dry hop bite aftertaste. Overall it is just one step above the average marzen. thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2016
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy white colored bubbles that were and left behind a typically carbonated transparent golden brown orange colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was candy. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a medium caramel hop aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of velvety smoothness sweet candy caramel and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again. hopdog (13258) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2016
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Caramel, some bread and malty. cbfobes (2888) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Poured from bottle, pours a clear amber copper with an off white head, aroma has a hint of caramel and sweetness and the flavor is pretty much the same, malt and caramel, meh.
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2015
1" head with nice lacing, brew is amber but when held to a light it glows like a stop light.
Aroma is toasty/biscuit malts with slight floral hops and only subtle yeasty fruitiness... fairly clean really.
Toasty malts up front move into medicinal/spicy hops with a slightly fruity finish.. dry minerally finish.. body is medium with smooth but above average carbonation... way cleaner than most American Ambers.
Overall, if I had to pick a style for this, I would call it a good attempt at an Altbier over an American Amber... that said, I am going to review it on its merits, but NOT as an American Amber. DCLawyer (2932) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Draft sampler at Partisan DC. Dark copper with small offwhite head. Caramel malt, grains, damp earth, moldy bread. Not a fan. Maverick34 (3393) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Poured a bright clear amber. Your standard malts and grains but unremarkable otherwise Capa (3631) - DC, Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Deep copper with a white head. Sweet malty note, light earth, and very light bitterness. Decent. Bif (2394) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2015
On tap. Served an amber color with a head that fades to bits of lacing. Aroma of malt sweetness, bit of caramel and grain. Taste of malt sweetness and caramel with a touch of grain and citrus. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, smooth but a bit short on malt character.