Short's Noble Chaos Oktoberfest - Short's Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev +14.6%
(Served in a dimple mug)
A- This beer pours a dense clear walnut brown body with a thick creamy and lumpy head of butter cream that sticks to the glass in rings. There is a quick carbonation pushing to the surface.
S- The toasted biscuit malt aroma is rich with a faint support from darker roasted malts.
T- The cream taste leads to a rich toasted fresh malt flavor that is well lagered and a bit dry. There are hints of biscuit and toasted malt underneath. There is a nice Noble hop presents in the finish, which is clean and dry.
M- The medium-full mouthfeel has a creamy fizz texture to it and no alcohol heat.
O- This beer has a big rich lagered malt flavor with some nice soft depth and a good support but the Noble hops. I could drink a few liters of this.
03-26-2014 21:24:39 | More by rhoadsrage
3.76/5 rDev +1.3%
A - Pours a light amber with a thin white head.
S - Roasted malts with slightly sweet caramel. Faint hops in the background.
T - Like the nose with a good hop bitterness that lingers in the finish.
M - Medium body with light carbonation. Crisp finish.
O - Good Marzen, just a little hopper than you would expect. Definetly drinkable.
12-10-2013 02:58:15 | More by TreyIsWilson
4.05/5 rDev +9.2%
Noble Chaos Oktoberfest is a handsome butterscotch coloured lager. It is about as clear as a beer get's with this kind of deep, coppered tone. Although friendly with the light, it doesn't offer any substantial highlighting. No substantial head either.
The maltiness is toothsome enough to be reminiscent of nougat, rum cake, and sticky toffee pudding but isn't overly sweet in and of itself; rather, it is decidedly grainy and bready. This is bolder than many German examples but still smells like a traditional, time-honored recipe.
The addition of chocolate, roast, and caramel malts to the usual two-row and Munich provides additional depth in the flavour department; traces of cocoa, smoke and toffee dot the finish. It is still distinguished, mind you, by hearty graininess and rich, toasted bread notes.
All that scrumptious malty sweetness doesn't stick around long; the finish is dry as plain toast and becomes alight with spicy Noble hops - lots of 'em! The aftertaste has notes of rooibos tea and flower petals. It is earthy and has a soft but somewhat crude bitterness and flash of spice.
"A Tranquil beverage Exploring the Depths of great Splendor" is probably the worst beer slogan I've ever heard - Short's, I don't think you needed to trademark it, no one else wants it. Still, Noble Chaos is an Oktoberfest that everyone will want. And indeed everyone should buy it.
11-28-2013 21:15:27 | More by biegaman
3.46/5 rDev -6.7%
Pours a clear amber with a frothy cream head that slowly dissipates, leaving sheets of lacing.
Aroma is deeply toasted malt, nutty and toffee-like, with an underlying fruity yeast ester character. There's almost an overly toasted smell.
Flavor follows suit, with fruity esters underlying an overly toasted, nutty malt backbone that becomes a bit charred in the finish. There's a bit of mineral character.
Body is moderate to full, with moderate carbonation and modest astringency.
The overly toasted, charred and mineral characters are offputting. They dominate the flavor. Reading the recipe now, roast malt does not belong in an oktoberfest!
10-12-2013 17:06:24 | More by barczar
Short's Noble Chaos Oktoberfest from Short's Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.