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Commercial Beers -- Blind Tasting Comments...
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Each beer was ranked
informal score of 1-10.
Score: 4. Aroma: slight Munich malt, light aroma, a bit light-struck (skunky).
Color: light copper.
Flavor: metallic, low hops, not very malty, low caramel, low toast, a tiny bit fruity? Drinkable, but not extremely impressive.
Score: 5. Aroma: yeasty and a bit fruity.
Color: dark end of Oktoberfest scale, clear, beautiful color.
Flavor: woody, oaky, malty, slightly fruity, a bit ale-like, roasted malt hints, could be a bit cleaner. A delicious beer, but not perfect for style.
Score: 7. Aroma: German/noble hops, malt, rich, floral.
Color: dark copper.
Flavor: caramel, tastes like it smells, tea-like, good malt/hops balance, rich, flavorful.
Score: 5. Aroma: light toast, maybe a bit of corn.
Color: copper, beautiful.
Flavor: bitterness is apparent, a bit too dry, body is light, a touch of corn in the flavor, a little thin, but very drinkable.
Score: 8. Aroma: smooth, toast, malt, caramel, wonderful.
Flavor: caramel and toast, hops are well balanced with the malt, malty, medium body, close to perfect.
Sam Adams Oktoberfest
Score: 4. Aroma: sweet, malty, butterscotch?, prune, a bit of fruit, banana?
Color: dark amber, nice.
Flavor: tasty, but not quite to style, too fruity, too complex, too malty, hops are hidden, banana ester is strange, tastes almost Belgian, alcohol flavor, earthy, may be an old bottle, strong with a fuller body.
Score: 6. Aroma: malt, a bit light-struck (skunky?).
Color: dark gold, light amber.
Flavor: a little sweet, slightly bitter, good malt, toasty, a bit metallic, dry bitterness is there in the finish, not bad at all.
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