On tap at Seven Lakes Station, dry cold-conditioned autumnal moderation brings a tannic quality to the usual marzen-styled seasonal. Desiccated fig spicing upends lager-kilned toffee sedation. Tertiary wattle seed, cocoa powder and chestnut remnants found below the mild surface.
Well-balanced autumnal offering laces spritzy cinnamon-spiced caramel malting with leafy hop foliage and wispy pecan nuttiness over mildly earthen bottom. Easygoing seasonal fare for the masses.
Fairly distinguished collaboration with masterful German brewery stays crisply clean as balanced blend of sweetly caramelized Vienna malts, leafy Sterling hop foliage and wet-papered autumnal spices leave rounded mouthfeel.
Honeyed orange-apple-pear fruiting gains dry-spiced cereal graining to contrast lightly embittered leafy hop earthiness of stable marzen.
Well rounded and stylishly bold Oktoberfest evenly distributes cereal-grained caramel toasting, dewy peat earthiness, chestnut-roasted pecan sugaring and brown-sugared molasses sinew. Rye-spiced pumpernickel breading and dried-fruited raisin, prune and black cherry undertones add depth.
Brusque autumnal medium body “leads us not into temptation” with its lightly pungent raw-honeyed graining and leafy hop foliage. Mild ethanol burn weighs down brown-sugared caramel roast and gunky sour fruiting.
On tap at Doherty’s, delightful autumnal moderation (circa 2015) works well within its limited stylistic range. Sweet honey-glazed orange spritz and dry lemon tartness dampened by leafy hop resin above light caramel malting. In the deep recess, dry earthen wood tones contrast sugared citrus spicing.
Malt-heightened version of Millstream’s Munich-styled Schild Brau Amber places mildly creamed Vienna malting and crayon-like grouted hops inside honeyed wheat Graham Cracker theme. Caramel, butterscotch and sugar cookie illusions sidle apple-candied cherry tartness above doughy breading. Dewy peat moss dampens the main frame. Just a bit unwieldy.
Unconventional autumnal lager with stylistic Vienna-malted caramel sweetness contrasting unlikely lemon-soured green grape souring (and raw clover-honeyed bittering). Moist leafy hop sop drenches fig-dried midst and rye-breaded spine.
Watered-down autumnal moderation brings desolate maple-sugared caramel roast and honeyed cereal graining to dry phenol-spiced leafy hop setting. Subtle orange marmalade fluff disintegrated by dull phenol spicing and mild skunked musk.
Instead of relying strictly upon stylistic leafy autumnal foliage and mild dried fruiting, bright citric spree perks up spunky medium-bodied seasonal. Clementine, navel orange, honeyed lemon and yellow grapefruit illusions elevate sweet tea scamper. Light maple sugaring coats soft wheat spine.