Great American Restaurants Octoberfest - Sweetwater Tavern & Brewery
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2.25/5 rDev -32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
I had this on-tap at the Sweetwater in Merrifield.
A: Poured a fairly dark orange color, with a slight chill haze, and half finger head or so. Looks very much like the Sam Adams.
S: VERY metallic, and that quality sustained itself throughout the session unfortunately. Sure, the bread was there, but it didn't smell fresh or inviting.
T: Yep, the rust was alive and well in this one. Slightly sweet, slightly bitter, but who cares?
M: It was cold and wet, I didn't care about the spritz from the carbonation, bitterness, or anything mouthfeel related after the unsavory taste.
O: One of the worst Octoberfests I've ever had. I will not repeat.
Serving type: on-tap
10-10-2012 23:48:37 | More by Chaney
3.4/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had a pint at the restaurant and took a growler home. Poured an amber hue with a slightly creamy white head.
The smell was light with a bit of hops and a slight malt sweetness. The taste had a regular malt body and simultaenous light/medium hop flavor. These both faded into an aftertaste dominated by malt flavor and a bit of hop astringency. The carbonation was medium and the consistency was medium as well.
Not a bad Oktoberfest, but not the best I've had either. A decent brew nonetheless and worth a try.
Serving type: growler
10-03-2008 00:52:39 | More by jdmorgan
2.93/5 rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
On tap at the Falls Church location.
Pours a clear copper with a finger of brite-white head. Thin creamy retention that bunches up around the edges and skims the middle, leaving some decent lacing behind. The aroma (try as I might) just doesn't have much going on. Some light caramel notes, floral hops, and a touch of citrus. Pretty sad smelling.
The taste at least has a little more going on it with it. Carmamel malts, light bread, splash of citrus with some underlying hops, and maybe a touch of spice in there. The mouthfeel is lightish in feel with a fairly poppy carbonation but a little too much of a watery texture going on.
An average Oktoberfest at best, there just wasn't a whole lot to get excited about here but I will give it credit for going down extremely easy.
Serving type: on-tap
09-18-2008 16:40:21 | More by Kegatron
Great American Restaurants Octoberfest from Sweetwater Tavern & Brewery
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