Atwater Bloktoberfest - Atwater Brewery
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4.6/5 rDev +36.5%
poured into a ice cold glass. also served out of the freezer at near freezing.
this is how i like most of my beers. The beer pours a lacy head to the top of the glass. Sits perfectly.
color is deep amber. nice autumnal color.
smell is bright and assertive on the nose. Hints of spice.
Taste is also spiced and bready. I have to agree with the prior review. The beer has got fall written all over it.
And though I'm waiting on Pizza delivery. I wouldn't mind a nice stew or even, better, a huge wedge of pumpkin pie with this.
Oh well pizza will do.
09-15-2009 02:34:58 | More by americanbeerbuzz
4.38/5 rDev +30%
A- A wonderful orange color with some beautiful rising streams of carbonation that are visible through the very clear beer. The head is very thick and heavy and dimples the top of the beer. The head retention is really good for the style.
S- Wonderful. This has just a little bit more to it than the average Oktoberfest. Very malty and fruity. I am getting a lot of apple in this. Not quite as spicy as some other beers of the style, but it surely does not suffer for it.
T- A wonderful malty profile that goes really well with the hops. This tastes really fresh- but I have no idea how old it is. I am really enjoying how smooth and carmely this is without being overly rich.
M- The carbonation hits you on the tip of the tongue but the rest of it is velvety smooth. The body of this beer is amazing. Not harsh, not flat, not overly smooth. Just right.
D- Damn tasty and I was very happy to see a single of this sitting around at the store. There seems to be something a little special to this one. Highly recommended.
10-16-2007 01:41:49 | More by david131
4.33/5 rDev +28.5%
Reddish with a deep brown and amber color, creamy head that disappears slowly looks nice. Had a sweet, malty smell, which is different from the other Oktoberfest I have had in the past. The taste was unique a kind malt richness from the beginning, medium sweetness compliments, caramel and butterscotch flavors with subtle hop finish. I drank it all night at HopCat in Grand Rapids. It was incredible!! I wish it was around on tap year round; (
10-11-2008 13:43:01 | More by rodrjf
4.33/5 rDev +28.5%
Coppery autumnal orange body with golden edges and a dense finger of beige/light khaki head. Nice lacing. Cookie dough malt nose with a hint of vanilla, caramel, and caramelized carrots. Faintly spicy hops. Doughy cookie malt sweetness up front, the way I like my Ofests. Notes of caramel and brown sugar in there as well. Light vegetal twang leads into a noble, slightly spicy, moderately bitter hop finish. Deliciously malty without being cloyingly sweet. Medium-bodied with an easy-drinking, creamy feel. Well done!
10-02-2007 00:33:20 | More by alexgash
4.25/5 rDev +26.1%
Undated 12oz purchased at Merchant's in Dearborn and poured into a pint glass.
Dark brown with a light tan head that is an inch tall and leaves decent lace as it goes down.
Nice aromas of roasted caramel and some dry spicy hops. Suggestion of nuts. A bit sugary underneath. Well balanced.
The roast and caramel notes from the nose are tasted upfront and then fade into dry hops with some spice and a little warmth. Medium mouth with enough carbonation to give it a crisp finish.
Very drinkable. A great beer after doing some urban exploration in the D!
09-29-2006 17:24:10 | More by ypsifly
4.15/5 rDev +23.1%
Pours red with an orange tinge. Very clear and glassy, like half of the pair of 3-D glasses. Nice bishop's collar at the top of the glass.
Earthy and gritty malt aroma, but with a very sweet candy-like aroma. Butterscotch. Nicely balanced with the shredded tobacco and dirt/soil. Really good.
A mix of sweet butterscotch and sweet caramel. Some strong yeast. The sweetness dominates, but the earthy malt is a great, gritty balance. Does the job for sure.
Smooth, buttery feel and oily too. A sweet (but not too sweet) Oktoberfest. Very drinkable and flavorful.
10-21-2008 04:04:01 | More by williamherbert
4.1/5 rDev +21.7%
A- poured a nice transparent amber color with a very light tan almost off white thick foamy head.
S- just can smell a very sweet malt scent.
T- a very rich sweet malty taste. maybe a very light caramel hint in there too.
M- a hearty medium bodied brew with just the right carbonation.
D- pretty good. can prolly knock down a whole six in one sitting.
Overall- this brew would be my definition of a nice hearty oktoberfest brew. drinking it i kinda wish it was already fall and i was watching a afternoon game (football) with nice stew of a cornish hen ready to be devoured afterwords.
09-10-2009 09:42:36 | More by claminat420
4.08/5 rDev +21.1%
A: Rusted root orange with some auburn hues. Small head of tan foam bubbled off quickly. Lower carbonation.
S: Rich malty bread with some doughy yeast notes. Some sweet brown sugar. Light grains. Caramel notes are faint, yet add to the depth.
T: Nice; Caramel malts and dough, wheat and grain flavors. Some roasted character and the ghost of smoke. Earthy nuances are rampant in this one.
M: Nearly no carbonation, but it doesn't matter, it still works. Slightly heavy and dense on the tongue, goes down smooth.
D: I'd heard a lot about this one, and i'm glad I gave it a chance. I bet it's even better on tap. Worth seeking out.
Notes: Gotta look for this one next season. Good local offering.
10-31-2006 23:45:06 | More by Frozensoul327
4.05/5 rDev +20.2%
A- Pours a nice deep amber with lots of floaties in the brew. Very good.
S- Very sweet malt coming in the nose.
T- Wow, the taste was excellent. Very impressed with the presence of malt, hop, and sweet tones in this ber.
M- carbonation for this brew is perfect. Medium body.
D- I was pleasantly suprised by this beer. I will need to get more
This is probably my favorite oktoberfest to date. Very impressed.
09-28-2009 00:03:02 | More by beerman207
4/5 rDev +18.7%
Not really my style of brew, but that's all my friend had at his place. I was very surprised to how true to style they were. The rich malt flavor was nice curbed by subtle hops. The carbonation was just enough to provide nice lacing as well as cleanse the pallet. Paired well with the burgers and brats. Thumbs up Atwater!
09-03-2008 12:27:30 | More by cooperkeg
4/5 rDev +18.7%
Orange amber with a creamy tan head that leaves some fine lace on the glass. The nose is caramel and toasted grain with mild floral hops. This is pretty good tasting beer but the hops taste domestic (not a bad thing), otherwise nice and rich malts with a nice bubblegum quality. Medium bodied and easy drinking. An above average Example of the style.
11-06-2009 00:38:17 | More by biggred1
4/5 rDev +18.7%
12oz to standard pint, pours a reddish deep brown/amber, creamy head fades, looks nice
smells almost barleywine-ish, heavy malts, slight sweetness, bitter, roasty
taste is of a malt bang from the start, sweetness compliments, nice hop finish, good carbonation, bitterness lingers, caramel/slight butterscotch, nice overall
mouthfeel is a good weight, loads of flavor, easy to drink, a very nice take on the style, one of my favorite atwater offerings - too bad it's not around all year!
09-30-2008 03:04:38 | More by drxandy
3.9/5 rDev +15.7%
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter · Fridge temp · 2008
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights. An off white 1/2" head has small bubbles and great retention. Foamy lace clings to the glass.
Smell: Somewhat bitter and a little funky. A little bit nutty and sweet.
Taste: A nice, smooth beer is sweet with a candi sugar flavor. It reminds me of smarties or bottle caps. I really enjoy this flavor profile a lot, especially within a lager.
Mouthfeel: Lots of carbonation make this a lively beer. Medium body, smooth swallow, nice.
Drinkability: I really like this lager. It's a great beer to drink. I could drink a bunch of these, no problem.
12-15-2008 14:41:12 | More by Risser09
Atwater Bloktoberfest from Atwater Brewery
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