radarsock (1116) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased from Leary’s, the Amesbury location, earlier today. $3.75 for the 500 mL bottle. To long-stemmed white wine glass it pours a clear carrot orange with which a bubbly, off-white head two fingers in length stood. Aromas of Munich malt, cherry tomatoes, noble hops, spent grain, sweat, and celery leaves. Tastes the same with the addition of minerals, young oak, German yeast, and papaya-flavored seltzer water. Had experienced a metallic aftertaste by swallow. I’m not in love with the style, but I definitely could drink this again.
jmalecki05 (24) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank this last night, with cheese crackers , and olives. Wonderful color, beautiful amber color. Head is nice, but dissipates quickly. I am NOT a particular fan of lager beer, outside of dopplebock or eiebock but the taste was very nice. And clean what I would expect from a German Beer. Overall, I gave this beer a 15. I would certainly drink this again, this is not a beer I would particularly cellar, or keep on hand.
ARH (830) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle poured into a shaker. Aromas of butterscotch and buttered toast are strongest initially, but these give way to citrus notes of orange and tangerine along with some floral notes and peach cobbler as well as some vanilla and green grapes late. It pours a clear yellow amber with an oily appearance. It’s topped by a soft, but rocky looking white head which eventually reduces down to a medium foamy ring with a soft, full, fuzzy layer on the surface. A moderate, puffy lace is left on the glass. The taste is mostly a medium, smooth, malty sweet with a light, mellow, spicy bitter. The slick, medium-light bodied beer is smooth with a light, fizzy carbonation. There’s notes of caramel and butterscotch on the palate and it finishes with a citrus and spice combination. The aftertaste is light, spicy, and clean, and doesn’t linger long.
airrick2003 (686) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: this beer is a very clear average golden color with hints of amber, pours with a large beige head that has above average retention and density
Aroma: very sweet, strong caramel, perhaps some flowers, brown sugar,
Taste: sweet caramel, hints of grain throughout, floral hints too
Palate: very smooth drinking, soft carbonation, heavier mouthfeel, slight sweet aftertaste
Overall: this is pretty dang good marten, very strong caramel throughout, pretty sweet too but goes down easy, perfect for a fall festival
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Weezel (239) - Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear faint orange pour. Aroma of apples, spices and sweet bread. Sweet malt and cracker taste. Bubbly and effervescent. Really nice.
Insertpunhere (31) - Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the best Oktoberfest beer I have had. You have to let this one warm up a bit, do not drink this too cold. The flavors will be hidden, let it warm and the flavors will open. The nose is of natural cereal and bread. The palate is similar with soft malt. When compared to all the others, it is clear that this is special. A world class Oktoberfest. Prost!
tytm12 (3) - Peru, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
If you have traveled Europe and the U.S. sampling the best marzen beers available.... you know the German quality is easily superior and this beer being one of the best overall.
Darkmagus82 (2005) - - SEP 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 9-12-13-
Poured from 500 ml bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy amber color with a huge billowy amber tinted head. The head has great retention fading slowly over time to leave some streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of some roasted malt and a bit of a biscuit aroma. Some smells of a slightly sour nature as well as some caramel, citrus and a bit of spice round out the aroma nicely.
Taste – The tastes begins with a smooth sweeter caramel and lightly toasted malt flavor. As the flavor moves forward a biscuit and cracker taste as well as some graininess comes to the tongue. The sweetness grows bit stronger to the end, as some lighter flavors of dark fruits and a bit of citrus comes to the tongue. While it sweetens and grows a bit more malty, a light herbal flavor as well as a bit of spice join the flavors at the end, to leave a rather balanced malty and sweet flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier side with a carbonation level that is just below average to average. The creamy body is rather nice for the mix of sweeter and malty taste with just enough carbonation to keep it on the easy drinking side.
Overall – A quite nice and tasty Oktoberfest with a great blend of sweet, malty, roast, and some spice. A job well done.
NikkTwist (2008) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Moriartys. Clear dark gold pour with some off-white foam. Lightly toasted whole wheat bread drizzled with caramel. Hint of a hop bite. While not my favorite style this tastes just like a true Marzen should taste. Pretty much sets the standard.
dinkle50 (1134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge head with sweet caramel notes on the nose. Medium mouth. Sweet taste full of caramel and some faint bitterness. Almost floral. Nice and light, very easy drinking. Easily one of the best in this style.