BrockLanders (779) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the pub. Amber pour, whitish head. Nice mild caramelish aroma, maybe some spiciness. Flavor is more of the same, but the toasty malts assert themselves more with an ever so slight hop presence. Hop bitterness comes through in the end....thin bodied and lightly carbonated. Not too bad.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear sparkling amber, creamy white head. Nose of toasted caramel and toffee malt, touches of bread throughout. Nice balance with toasty flavors of more caramel and toffee, and a light bitterness keeping the sweet malt in check. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, clean toasted malt finish. A good session brew…
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at 5 seasons. Pours a light to medium amber, clear with a thin white lasting head. Aroma is light, but sweet malt and light herbal and spicy euro hops. Flavor is smooth with munich and vienna toasted malts, light caramel, hops and slightly nutty. Good crisp clean and smooth finish, although the body seems a bit too light.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ the 5. Poured a clear copper color with a thin beige head. Malty sweet aroma with notes of caramel and a touch of fruit. The flavor pretty much mimicked the aroma. Light bitterness on the finish. Light to medium bodied.
hurleymanvw (101) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
don’t understand the 1.9 rating but anyway. Deep copper color with thin head. Sweet taste of camamel malt and a good balance of grain and malt. Nice finish and very drinkable.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear deep copper amber with a thin-lacing 2-finger width high head. Sweet toasty caramel malty aroma has a touch of bready German yeast. Body starts with a nice sweet crystal maltiness and some sticky caramel flavor with a touch of grain. Finishes toasty and lightly bittersweet. Very true to style and enjoyable.
SpringsLicker (3220) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep gold color with a white head.
Rich malty aroma.
Smooth delivery and good overall balance. Nicely done Vienna.
Sammy (9240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
European hops in this Vienna, and well malted, caramel. Thin, not complex, easy drink but malt and finish was not satisfying. Appropriate carbonation.
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewpub in Atlanta, GA. Very well done, domestic example of marzen/oktoberfestbier. I love the fact that this beer is a regular in the 5 Seasons line up. Pours to a beautiful, bright, deep amber color, with a thick and creamy white head, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose on this beer is excellent, with lots of good toasty and nutty malt aromas. The palate is firm, with good sweet malty, toasty, and nuttty malt flavor, on a polished and clean body. This beer finishes with more good malt character up front, and then ends slightly cloying, with some grassy hop bitterness to balance. A very good beer from Atlanta’s best brewpub. Matches well with a number of dishes on the menu at the brewpub, and is a beer that should not be missed if you visit 5 Seasons.
Nuffield (3747) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep reddish hues, gentle sweetness, hop bouquet. Excellent, extremely drinkable. Sweet with a saazy touch, not much grassy. A dry finish emerges. Just a touch of citrus (orange). Appropriately carbonated. Excellent example of the style. (on tap at brewpub)