Sweetwater Dank Tank Danktoberfest - SweetWater Brewing Company
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4.03/5 rDev +5.5%
Poured into a 1/2 liter stein a deep bronze colro with a thick creamy slightly off white head that never really settled,a great pour.Aromas of caramel and sweet dough,not as big and alcoholic as I thought it would be.Somewhat sweet at first on the palate but it never gets to big,somewhat doughy with a light shot of herbal hops in the finish,again the alcohol is kept in check.A good "imperial" style O-fest beer,not overly sweet or alcoholic,the label was a little annoying though.
10-27-2012 20:15:22 | More by oberon
3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
22oz brown bomber with no freshness date
Semi-clear tawny hued brew, decent lacing. Huge malty aroma screams Doppelbock, sweet and bready with some clean alcohol. Smooth and creamy with a brawny body, malt bomb drops on the palate right away. Bready, grainy, dried hay, herbal, spicy, peppery alcohol, faint fig, nugat, faintly biscuity.
A bit drinkable for the size and grows on me with each sip. A dig this brew.
03-08-2013 01:58:47 | More by Jason
3.38/5 rDev -11.5%
A: Pours a clear copper with half a finger of off-white head that fades to a thin ring with no lacing.
S: Munich malts up front with hints of sweet citrus. Sweet breads follow with caramel and a slightly candy-like finish.
T: Munich malts here as well with slight caramel notes and nutty flavors following. There are some hearty bread flavors on the finish that is slightly roasted and bitter with a small alcohol presence.
M: Medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer isn't too thick and heavy, but isn't as light and drinkable as I prefer a Marzen, either.
O: An interesting and decent take on the style. An imperial Marzen? It's solid, though, with the extra alcohol hidden well. In hindsight, the abv seems needlessly high for a style that is generally supposed to be light and drinkable in large quantities.
10-26-2012 20:09:36 | More by n2185
3.28/5 rDev -14.1%
Pours dark amber with a ivory head that fades to a patchy haze and tiny spots of lacing. Aromas of caramel malt, toffee, sugar, baked bread, and lightly herbal hops. Flavor consists of more sugary malt, caramel, toffee, and mildly resinous hops. Mouthfeel is fairly sticky, with a medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Pretty decent "Imperial" Oktoberfest, but one of my favorite things about the style is their remarkable drinkability, something this misses out on.
10-24-2012 00:20:33 | More by jsanford
4/5 rDev +4.7%
Pours a cloudy amber color with a thick tan colored head that dies down to a thin line of bubbles. Leaves webbed lacing on the glass. You can just smell the toasted malt behind the fresh cut grass aroma from the hop.
Flavors are mostly sweet toasted grain and caramel malt with a bit of honey. I was surprised that the malt would come through based on the big hop aroma. Not saying that the hop flavor isn't present, beacause it is in full effect. The hop starts out grassy and finishes with a bitter bite. Usually you have a sweet finish to an Oktoberfest, but the amount of bitterness in this finish erases a lot of the sweetness and leaves a nice toasted grain flavor. Feel is Medium bodied and smooth with a dry, bitter finish. The sweetness starts to really show through after your tongue acclimates itself and the hop assault on your tastebuds wears off.
This is my favorite time of year. The weather is perfect, football has started, bratwurst, sauerbraten, rouladen, pretzels...and the beer is flowing. I really like this beer, it is unique, sweet, tasty, hoppy, and then gives you the bitterness in the finish with just the right amount of sweetness, making you want to take another sip. I wouldn't go as far to say it is sessionable at 8.5%, but it's pretty damn close.
10-05-2012 20:35:47 | More by Kromes
3.68/5 rDev -3.7%
Thanks to littletriggers (Reddit) for this interesting beer, love the Oktoberfests, so hopefully this does well instead of the style of Ofest I don't like as much, and at that high abv I'm guessing it's gonna be the latter.
Pours a fluffy 1 finger bubbly head that fades at a med pace, with lines of lacing, over crystal clear auburn tan slight rosy hue beer.
Nose is soft and lager like, light caramel malts, light Munich reddish like malt, some crisp lager with hint of lager fruity aroma, a hint of esters I think with a waft of booze coming through with them, a little toasty, hint of grassy hops but barely.
Taste starts with some toasty malt flavors, plenty of caramel and reddish toasty malts, fairly sweet, with that sweetness comes light esters and some warming booze, some lager flavors but not a lot, soft crisp lagers with hint of fruity lager yeast. The booze brings a slight tingle and booze like flavor. Then hops, quite bitter actually, spicy chewy hops, a little grassy and earthy. Finishes with more of the hops, quite bitter on the finish but it doesn't dry that much although it attempts to, so it's not overbearing bitterness, with some lingering spicy hops, and a bit of caramel malty flavors.
Mouth is med bodied, decent carb, some warming slight tingly booze.
Overall not bad, it doesn't get overly sweet or overly caramel candy flavors that many U.S. style O-fest beers like to do. It has some hop presence, although not the best hops for the style, more bitter style, also a bit too boozy IMO as you want to be able to drink lots of o-fest in one sitting and this is not very drinkable with the booze and the big bitterness. And it seems way to big for a lager.
10-28-2012 00:19:44 | More by jlindros
Sweetwater Dank Tank Danktoberfest from SweetWater Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.