Raistlin (256) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear deep amberish golden with a big frothy bubbly offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick sticky lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and floral with sweet dark bread, caramel, toffee, banana bread, hay, minerals and lemon peal. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter, malty and slightly floral. Mouthfeel is soft, round and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with sweet bread, caramel, cookie dough, hay, dried flowers, minerals and lemon peal. Highly balanced pleasant maltdriven lager. Full flavoured yet highly quaffable.
cfrancis (2984) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brings me back to Allemagne! pours a clear orange gold with a small white top. Aroma is a soft cereal malt with a light noble hop. Taste is crisp, light cereal malt, so awesome just a great beer. Easy drinking, nice floral noble hop. This is what beer needs to be.
Freaky_tiki (977) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This Marzen pours so crisp & sharp that it’s like it’s in high definition. Toasted malts, drizzled honey, dark bread dough, & herbal tea. Ms Tiki steals a sip & suggests that it kinda tastes like ginger ale minus the ginger & try as I may to erase that image from my mind’s eye I can’t & its vaguely -- but not really but kinda -- true. Love the subtle but intentional finish. Recommended.
pootzboy (1687) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
½ liter bottle – decants a shimmering deep amber with orange highlights – a 3 finger off white meringue cap lasts and caps the brew to the finish. Aromas of toasted bread, light cara-sweetness, soft cider-like notes, wet hay hop tones ==gorgeous aroma to this lager. Flavor follow aroma; bready-toasty-light herbal-woody hop tones, hint of sweetness that goes instantly dry as the finish begins –dry but malty finish with a tart hop kiss at the end – Fan-F-in’-tastic!! A great fest marzen from Bavaria’s premier brewery. I stocked up.
deepeary (405) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle plucked an LCBO just as it arrived fashionably late in the last week of November. Pours a nice clear amber with white head. Nose is fruity malt, grain floral hops. Taste hits you with some fruity esters up front and nice grain malt on the finish. Nice even in November.
Marduk (5402) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @Black Door. Clear amber color. Medium size, beige-yellow head, stays. Sweet, very malty, fruity, perfume in aroma. Sweet, caramel, sugary, malty in taste. Long lasting malts in aftertaste. Perhaps bit too sweet for me, but malts are just perfect in this brew.
AWISLguy (2284) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Woodmans in Waukesha. Orange pour with a white head. Aroma has toasty caramel malts, sour grains, light fruit. Taste is sweet caramel, sour wheat, fruits, light toasted malts, berries, some wheat. Medium bodied, some alcohol. Finishes sweet and grainy. Shrug? A Marzen is a Marzen .... 13.2
zizzybalubba (1752) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA. Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Lager-like aroma of sweet pale malt and faint floral hops. Taste is somewhat sweet with notes of caramel and graham cracker blended with floral and mildly citrusy hops. Not my favorite style but this is the clear winner in its category.
estoniancraft (57) - ESTONIA - OCT 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is like a wonderfully malted grain. Bready and rich smell. Clear ver color with good head. Taste is well rounded and very drinkable. Very enjoyable autumn beer. Excellent brew
Mortlach (1795) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @Buskers Pub (Rome). Pours amber, clean and filtered, with a good off-white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, brown sugar, bread crust, ok. Flavour is very sweet, a bit unbalanced, malty, bready but nice. Medium body, medium to light carbonation. Ok.