WheatKing (1129) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours light amber, white head. Nose of sweet crackery malt, floral hops. Taste is toast, bitter for the style, lots of crackery malt.
cargo150 (381) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bière de couleur ambré-cuivré avec un beau col résistant. Nez de céréales. En bouche c’est une bière plutôt correct pour le style qui ne révolutionne rien. Belle couleur mis a part cela, rien de bien spécial...
Strangebrewer (785) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Poured clear orange-amber with a thick foamy off-white head. Vegetal malt aroma. Light-medium body with a crisp, medium dry, tight carbonated mouthfeel. Sweet beer, light citrus notes with a bready malt base and an herbal hop finish.
sudomorph (345) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
600ml bottle. Pours a clear caramel colour with a frothy, cream coloured, three finger head that leaves some ok lacing.
Aroma his notes of caramel, bread, German hops, and a touch of spice.
Taste is a mildly bitter but balanced well with notes of caramel amd a touch of earthyness on the finish.
Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Crisp, clean, and refreshing in the mouth.
Overall I enjoyed this. Very characteristic for the style but done well. A bit more bitter than some of the other Octoberfest brews I’ve had but that makes it stand out. Well worth a try and you can’t beat the price. Cheers!
PimpJuice (9) - Montreal, CANADA - NOV 27, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a dimpled mug, a nice head formed. An appealing red, clear. Aroma is a bit weak, nevertheless, I smell some biscuit and caramel, maybe a hint of grass. Taste is real good, direct in flavour, and does not become cloying, an ideal session beer. Sweet, malty, with a medium-bitter finish. A bit thin, carbonation medium-heavy. Overall: a success! An attractive fall/winter choice.
darrennelson12 (348) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In bottle from LCBO .. not bad but not in line with true German Marzen’s .. much lighter in color and taste. Overall OK, but wouldn’t buy again
gilvanblight (755) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clearest beer I Have seen all night. Almost no head. Smells cooked. Like something fresh out of the oven. Just not sure what. Huh. I don’t know where to place this one. Yeasty which explains that cooked smell. Not a fan
fredster31 (38) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
couleur cuivrée,arôme de malt munich.goût de malt,très désaltérant,fidèle a la Reinheitsgebot.
asheft (2427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy and toasty and lemony aroma. Crystal clear bronze under a lasting, thin, white cover. Toasty malt flavour that begins sweet and develops into a dry bitterness along with some sour funk. Light body, medium carbonation, lingering bitter finish. Really pleasing toastiness.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line :
This malt lover’s Märzen serves up bread crusts, lightly burnt sugar and chewy barley on a most elegant palate.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam covers the translucent pale amber.
-Soft carbonation and lean residual sugars combine for a easygoing, cuddly mouthfeel.
-Hops are timid throughout. A touch of wooden bitterness in the finish, but that’s it.
-Again, beautifully developed soft malt character in this Beau’s lager.