yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light tan head with slight lacing. Copper in color with a light medium body (more to the medium). Caramel nose with caramel, syrup, with some roasted malt on mouth. Decently balanced while a little more on the sweet side than I would like for a Marzen. The finish leaves me with a butter oily feeling.
jstraw (1914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber with fair, creamy tan head / Nose of sour malt / Light to medium body, sweet, malty and slightly syrupy, with low carbonation and hopping / Somewhat rancid flavors of sour malt and caramel / Poor.
drowland (5993) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Whoa buddy, way to sweet. I almost wonder if this didn’t fully atenuate or something... meh.
williamherbert (1282) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours red with an orange tinge. Very clear and glassy, like half of the pair of 3-D glasses. Nice bishop’s collar at the top of the glass.
Earthy and gritty malt aroma, but with a very sweet candy-like aroma. Butterscotch. Nicely balanced with the shredded tobacco and dirt/soil. Really good.
A mix of sweet butterscotch and sweet caramel. Some strong yeast. The sweetness dominates, but the earthy malt is a great, gritty balance. Does the job for sure.
Smooth, buttery feel and oily too. A sweet (but not too sweet) Oktoberfest. Very drinkable and flavorful.
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep copper body with a huge medium khaki head. The aroma was strong with some sweet potatoes and lemonade. There was also some light caramel. The taste was sweet potatoes and light caramel. There was also some old leather that was actually kind of pleasant. However, I also got a little bit of band aid in the finish. Better than I expected.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Light malt body with a nutty feel, hints of chestnuts, mild caramel body with some roasty malts. Grassy hop palate to finish.
Block (1342) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-brown pour with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and a lot of fruits. Flavor of caramel, roasted malts, and fruit. Light body.
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Goodbar beer club. Rich copper, thin white head. Nose is very sweet honey, strawberry fields. Flavor is plastic, very sweet honey, a bit of acrid malt. Overly sweet (way past usual levels for a doppelbock) finish
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours clear amber with massive off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and a little nutty. Flavor is malty with some caramel notes. Something if off as flavor is astringent and has some sour yeasty notes. Not a very good fest beer or just a regular lager for that matter.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 Clear, dark amber with orange highlights, tan head with good retention and lace. Muted aroma, malt and grass. Initial impressions in the mouth are cidery, a little bit of grass. The malt backbone is drawn out, bitter, nutty, with a tea-like tannic astringency. Medium body and carbonation.