k9coug (102) - USA - DEC 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Would be okay for a summer brew, but as a Marzen and posing as a winter beer, way too thin, way too simple. There is a well cooked bitterness note that lingers, adds some interest.
beastiefan2k (2811) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured into a mini willibecker glass. Pours [surprisingly] dark brown with a medium head. By looking at it I would guess its a Vienna or even Schwarz before Marzen. Head fades to a surface covering lacing. Aroma is toasty malt with some noble hop character and a mild wet brown bread. All very well melded, well attenuated, lagered malt sweetness. Flavor has more of the black bread touches and ends with a light lingering noble hop character. Perfectly clean, nice soft carbonation, sweetness from malt character only, very nice lagering. Clean, short aftertaste. This was a real surprise and a real treat.
maxwelldeux (4160) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a rather dark brown color with a small light tan head on there. Nose is very light for me, with only hints of bread and toast to it. Taste is also pretty light, though stronger, and comes off as a bit sweet, nutty, and toasty. Light drink, but nothing remarkable.
Darkmagus82 (1980) - - NOV 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a reddish brown/mahogany color with a nice two finger head of tan colored foam. The head has a moderate level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is mainly of sweeter caramel and molasses mixed with some notes of a roasted malt. Along with these smells are some lighter aromas of a darker fruit nature of plum with some other lighter notes of a grass and nut.
Taste – The taste begins much less sweet then would have been anticipated form the nose. The flavor begins with a moderately roasted malt taste along with a light molasses flavor with some notes of coffee. Right from the start there is a bit of an earthy and grainy taste with these creating a base flavor for the brew. As the taste moves forward, some darker fruit flavors of plum and red grape come to the tongue, but these remain quite light. A little bit of a bitter walnut taste comes to the flavor at the very end, leaving one with a dark and slightly more bitter roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer on the average side in both its thickness as well as its carbonation. For the darker flavors of the brew a little more thickness may have been slightly better, but overall the feel was pretty good.
Overall – A decent roasted and slightly more bitter but somewhat still easy drinking marzen. Overall a pretty decent brew and not a bad one to try for yourself to see if it suits your style.
rproff78 (153) - - OCT 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good marzen lager from one of my favorite breweries in Montana! Good stuff
Travlr (15646) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the source. Hazy brown color. Aroma of tiast and cocoa. Taste has soma cocoa as well, and burnt toast. Decent.
travita (4375) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. The look is clear, beige colored head, dark brown cola look. The smell is malt, grain, sweet, and ok. The taste is sweet, malt, grain, too sweet, cola.
jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Brown with a decent cream colored head. Aroma is of malt, toast, light nuttiness, and burnt toffee. Taste is of brown sugar, toast, roasted malts, and pecan shells.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle] Dark brown colored pour without any head on top. Nose is of cocoa powder and dusty malts. Caramel, hazelnut, milk chocolate, toasted bread and some molasses round out the flavor notes. Mild and relatively clean. Lingering sweet grain notes in the finish.
nealblind (1029) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red brown. Aroma of vineous/choco. Watery soy sauce flavor. More acidic than I’m used to in a beer. Savory.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Best by: unk
Dark brown, must darker than most Marzen’s I’ve had. Etching of light foam. Smells fruit and malt, a little grape must. Flavor is malts, soil, dry, much less sweet tahn a typical marzen. Medium on light with low carb. An okay beer, but not something I lust for.