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.
tomciccateri (995) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the spaceous brewpub. A clear amber but a mellow hops presence gives way to a very soft, rich malty flavor. A nice, well-balanced Bavarian beer.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild well-integrated caramel malts, smooth mouthfeel, no noticeable diacetyl. Clean drinking and not too syrupy.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Poured an amber copper, clear, off-white head, lacing. Aroma is malty, toasty, sweet. Taste is similar. Not too big. A session brew. Not bad, clean, and easy-drinking. Decent.
Gachupines (853) - USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent attempt at the style and easy to drink. Dominated by malt presence with an interesting lingering aftertaste. Decent session beer.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 24, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Somewhat malty, filtered clear amber color. Grain (wheat and corn) detected in body and aroma. Light body. I'm not sure whether it was watery or subtle, probably some of both.
BrockLanders (771) - 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.
jw0406 (741) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2014 Draft pours a dark amber color with a small white head. Aromas of sweet maly, caramel, bread. Light bodied, refreshing.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, amber color pour. Moderate caramel malty aroma, with some spicy noble hop character. Flavor is similar, with some breadiness. I found this a decent beer for its style.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Little to no hop aroma. Subtle malt flavor throughout w/ a dry finish. Not at all what I expected.