presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GCBF sample. Good thick head. Dark amber. Fruity aroma with notes of grass and cookie. Slightly dusty body, rough, grainy and chewy.
CapFlu (4458) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Sampled at the Great Canadian Beer Festival 2007 in Victoria on September 8th, 2007. Lively carbonation. Deep orange body with a lasting white frothy head. Decent Bazooka Joe powdered gum and mild spicy finish. Good.
BrewDad (4772) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber in color with a thin head. Had a very malty presence but felt like it was a lighter beer. Not as malty and with flavor as I would expect Very light in the hops. Not bad but hard to say it was a Marzen.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Red crimson body with minimal head. Aroma was lightly hoppy with sugar notes. Light sweetness with a touch of citrus. Pretty basic easy drinker.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with little head. Slight hop aroma. Very refreshing summer beer...subtle roasted malts. On tap at ? I don’t freaking remember.
natrat (66) - Ucluelet, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the GCBF. Deep copper colour with a thick and white head. Great aroma made me do a double take. Smelled it again. Bliss. Taste was all I could want from a Marzen. I wish I brewed this beer. Malt profile had several distinct flavours rolling around my tongue, and hopping was nice, not overwhelming. A great example of the style, and for me, best of show at GCBF 2005.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
GCBF. Pours a dark honey colour with no head. Slightly malty aroma. The taste is malty, caramel, metalic and average.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught, BPP, Seattle
Cloudy amber. Slight toasty aroma with a hint of diacetyl. There is more than a hint of diacetyl in the final product. It’s dominant. Maybe some caramel in there as well. I’m told that the brewery has had consistency problems of late, and some batches have been riddled with diacetyl. Hopefully they get this sorted out soon, because beers like this can’t be good for business.