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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 163   ABV: 5.45%
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2.8
ChainGangGuy (4930) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2011
16 ounce pint - Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.

Appearance: Dark amber-hued body, good clarity, and capped beneath a slim, white head.

Smell: Sweetish scent, fairly tame, with light notes of toasted grains and caramel flavoring.

Taste: Crisped grains with some toasty elements to it and a light hint of caramel flavoring. Faint, vaguely herbal hops, mildly bitter. Sweetish, faintly grainy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation with some tingle to it.

Overall: The caramel taste here, it’s... it’s just odd, and, maybe it’s just me, but it seemed to have a falseness to it, like the added flavoring to that Saranac Caramel Porter. It’s not an abhorrent beer, but it sure doesn’t stack up against the better examples of the style (or even the not-so-better ones).

3
nickd717 (4889) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 26, 2015
12oz bottle. Clear reddish amber color with a small white head. Typical Märzen aroma - caramel apple and sweet grains. Somewhat sweet malt flavor, a little grainy. Medium bodied and clean with average carbonation. Overall average to above average for the style.

3.2
emacgee (4705) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pours a clean and sharp orange amber with one finger of creamy tan head. Nose is mellow. Some malty sweetness and fruity notes. Flavor is meh, soft malty sweetness and touch of fruity/caramelish notes. Some raisiny notes. Mild herbal hop character. Medium light body and soft bitterness. Very light and soft body.

3
jandd1983 (4606) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle. Picked up at a gas station in Zaynesville, OH. It poured an amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of cereal, caramel malts and some hop notes. The taste was similar to the aroma with more cereal, light caramels, mild toffee, toast and some mild bitterness. Decent.

3.2
jsquire (4601) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Amber color out of the bottle with a nice foamy beige head. Sweet malty nose. Sweet beer with lots of caramel sweetness, some toasted grains and an odd acidity to it. Long metallic hop finish. Okay beer.

2.8
edgallow (4479) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2012
12 oz bottle pour amber with a thin off white head. Aroma of malt and grain. Taste is the malt a hint of sweetness and spice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
johnnnniee (4408) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Bottle from that packie across the border. Deep golden color smallish white head. Smells a bit like the regular stuff, but maybe a bit sweeter. Nothing to go out of your way for here.

3.2
unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2012
12oz twist-off bottle. Deep orange / light copper color. Long lasting off-white foam. Distant wood aromas. Flavor of toasted malts. Very smooth, lighter bodied. Loads of wood character. Very soft texture, easy drinking. Flavor is mellow, very well balanced. There is a nice caramel malt in the finish that follows up with earthy hop flavors along with some vanilla. Nothing like Sam Adams’ Oktoberfest (which is a Vienna), thank goodness. This is the perfect American representation of the old-world Fest Style beer. Very nice balance. (3455)

2
nick76 (4402) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2012
The aroma is papery with dirty dish water and caramel. it has very little hops as expected. The appearance is light copper with an average head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall I am not a fan.

2.7
Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2011
On tap at the Coney. Muted malt aroma, with some decent hop character. light sweet and light acidic notes. Copper-amber clear with thin head that dissipated quickly. Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. Starts lightly sweet, with nice toasted malt character and a bit of caramel. Some diacetyl and fruity notes, too. Nutty but nonastringent finish, medium bitter hops. Dry nutty after.


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