Autumn Winds | Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island

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Autumn WindsAutumn Winds

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Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
Rhode Island, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Oktoberfest-style ale, brewed with five premium German malts, create a bready aroma, dense creamy head and brilliant garnet red color. Hallertau and Saaz hops compliment the nutty and biscuit-like malt presence while a touch of caramel and moderately dry finish continue to balance out this full-bodied beer.

Added by TheManiacalOne on 10-07-2012

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4.73/5  rDev +27.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of VictorFranco
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of dheacck11
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is a perfect cloudy amber/copper color. Just like autumn. Lovely off white inch of head, lingering.

Nose is really quite bready and malty. Very fresh and warm smelling.

Taste has a lot of caramelly malt up front, followed by just the softest hint of hops. Maybe just a hint of mintiness on the finish.

Feel is medium medium medium.

Really like this one a lot. Refreshing and drinkable, with a nice balance of flavors. Quite sessionable. A pretty great autumn ale/oktoberfest bier.

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Photo of BigSmooth12
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 50StateBeerTour
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CTaleMan
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-me-in-RI
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NateF90
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matchews
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of mja234555
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mpmcguire11
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of jlindros
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yay tall boy cans, and for a change a fest bier in can form.

Pours a nice fizzy little fluffy slightly browned 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, spotty lacing, semi hazy copper slight orange-ish tan colored.

Nose is pretty nice, very malt forward without the folly most American festbiers make of being all crystal malts and sweet and syrupy. Nice toasty copper malts, nice straw malt with some grainy toasty slightly hay like, pretty nice but just missing the complex soft decoction of most German fest biers. There is a mild grassy slightly leafy hop as well.

Taste starts mildly sweet, again very malt forward and again without the sweet syrupy caramel city flavors. Malts do bring more toasty grainy flavors, very cracked straw like and dried hay, grassy straw, quite toasty. There is a mild crystal malt sweetness in there but not alot, and not super sweet, but a mild to fair sweetness that seems to intensify with the hops. Speaking of which, the hops come on light at first, a mild grassy slightly leafy flavor, then intensify quickly with a big bitterness turning a little spicy and earthy, even a hint of mint, and into the finish which is dry and long, fairly bitter with more spicy earthy leafy grassy hops, little straw malt, mild sticky sweet like copper malts too.

Mouth is med bod, good carb.

overall mixed on this one. The first sip and initial aroma were nice, good straw malts, toasty, grainy, very malt foward with mild grassy hops. Then the more I nose and esp the more I sip, the more the sweet malts get on top, and the hops turn quite bitter and spicy, and it even gets a little syrupy sticky sweet. Well, maybe next year's batch will be toned back a little.

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Photo of smcolw
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mild haze to the light amber color. Good bar pour head. Some large spots on the glass.

Creamy combination of pale and crystal malts. No notable hop.

A bit earthy on the tongue. Enough hop for balance but this is malty as one would expect in a Märzen. Smooth mouthfeel with plenty of carbonation. Almost chewy. Long aftertaste for the style--well balanced swalow.

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Photo of metter98
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is relatively clear amber orange in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted malts are present in the nose along with some notes of butter.
T: Flavors of toasted and caramel malts are present in the nose along with notes of spicy hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a bit of dryness in the finish.
O: While this beer is nice and malty, there is a healthy dose of underlying hops, making it rather easy to drink. It is a good American representation of a German beer style.

Serving type: can

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3.82/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Flounder57
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can was poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. Nice lacing from reduced head. It is a copper color with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on glass as beer was drank.

Smell: Caramel, toffee, and toasted malts. Smells good and traditional.

Taste: Toasted malts, caramel, toffee, a little fruity, and mild noble hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, and a little chewy.

Overall: Pretty traditional and nice octoberfest that could stand up with the best. Someone recommended to grab a single can at Granite Liquors in Weymouth and I might have to pick up more before they are gone. 16 oz can offering is nice too.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good example of the style. Malty, smooth, delicious.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Autumn Winds from Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
3.7 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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