Poured into a snifter. Moderately hazy amber-orange color with a modest off-white head. Bready aroma mixed with a hint of spiciness and even some tart cherries. On the palate - bready flavor with some floral notes and a little tart, lemony taste on the finish. Medium-bodied and medium-carbed with a dry finish. The lemony flavor was off-putting, but not overwhelming.
A - Pours a opaque mahogany color. A creamy 2 finger head the dissipates decently fast leaving some lacing.
S - One of the most unique smelling beers I've had in a while; in a good way! The aromas are very sweet overall though quickly followed by a more mute bread-nutty aroma. Most notably this beer reminds me of honey and toffee, thrown together with bready malts. I thoroughly enjoy the aroma and complexity of this beer!
T - Alas, the satisfaction my nose enjoyed was not shared by my mouth. The ingredients appear to make for an amazing aroma yet a not as great taste. Granted, the beer still tastes good but didn't live up to what I was expecting. Hard to describe though more or less tastes like mild bread malts and grass. It is followed off by a very subtle but very sweet aftertaste - honey perhaps.
M - Medium - light bodied beer. Fairly sharp and harsh tasting, due in part to the carbonation. Enjoyable!
O - A great beer all-in-all. Fairly unique and distinct beer and my first one from the brewery. Almost feels like an Oktoberfest style beer though not quite there in my opinion. Overall, I feel eager to try other brews from Muddy!
Pours a clear brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, caramel malt, and a hint of yeast. Slightly fits the style of a Marzen / Oktoberfest. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel malt, hops, yeast, and a hint of metallic. Overall, weak body and resembles a Vienna more than Oktoberfest.
I don't know if I wanna be at a big, muddy O-Fest celebration... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear copper-amber topped by a finger of light khaki foam. The nose comprises mild grass, mild honey, lightly-toasted biscuit, and a nice vein of toffee. The taste brings in more of the same, the grass and newly-accompanying flowers increasing their fervor in order to complete and complement the toffee-laden biscuit. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly drying finish. Overall, a pretty solid American O-Fest, one I can see revisiting during future seasons.
Thanks to the store clerk that handed me this sample.
Bottle reads "2534", a Julian date of August 2014.
Pours into a dimpled mug a coppery amber tone, with plenty of carbonation rising, and a finger of light tan foam. After 5 minutes and a couple sips, the surface skim remains unbroken and there are small arcs of lace here and there.
Aroma is mild, grainy with a hint of caramelized sugars.
Taste has a slightly off twang about it, though otherwise is full and malty. Finishes dry with a bare hint of tea-like bitterness. Smooth and well carbonated. Something seems off with the yeast possibly, not sure and just a guess. Would try again to see if it had improved.