Black Forest Amber Marzen
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Our Award-Winning Marzen/Oktoberfest style lager uses only the highest quality imported German malts, hops and our own Hoepfner yeast strain to produce a well-balanced malty and toasty flavored beer. It has a fine body characteristic of a German-style decoction mash.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber with a medium sized white head. Sweet grainy malt on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet and grainy. Malt and a touch of alcohol. Warm and malty into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5773) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Location: Draft at Black Forest, 7/28/14, as just Amber (5.0%), same description

Aroma: It has a nose of caramel and bready malts, with a light earthy bitterness
Appearance: Pours a clear amber-orange color, with a small off-white head and drippy lace
Flavor: It is lightly sweet, with a malt forward flavor, and a light-medium bitter finish
Palate: It is lighter bodied, with a fizzy carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish
Overall Impression: Solid Amber. Good, not great flavor. This one is certainly drinkable, but it is just not all that exciting. Looks like this got me up to 83 different NY breweries, so that’s kind of cool.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93 (2126) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Pours amber with white head. Aroma is toasty caramel. Taste is sweet, light mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2011
On tap at the Brewpub. Pours an amber brown color with white head. Caramel flavor with some spicey notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2010
I know my brother in law would give this one a 10 out of 10...and overall 20.. I am a fan of Ambers now because of this beer. Had on tap at BFBH and everytime is is a dark rich color with a lot of flavor. sometimes a smoked taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Decent beer. I don’t know why they have this, and another Marzen they break out in the fall. The aroma is very malty, caramel, brown sugar, candy sugar. The appearance is an attractive amber (duh!), white head. The flavor follows the aroma, except maybe the flavor has a slight toasted malt thing I didn’t pick up in the aroma. The finish has a modest hop bittering. The mouthfell is straight down the middle medium. Decent beer overall. Their usual Marzen isn’t as sweet as this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 27, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy amber with a moderate off-white head that faded to a film at mid-glass and left a layer of foam with each sip. Weak aroma of malt and not too much else going on. The flavor is that same weak malt followed by a fiarly bitter hoppy finish. The bitterness lingers in the back of the throat briefly beyond the swallow. Very average beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Tap at BF. Aroma of bready malt, some woodiness, peppery notes. Flavor doughy malt, balancing bitterness, lots of rich nuts on the back end, definitely the highlight of the brew for me. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilBeerDoctor (3772) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2009 On tap at the brewpub. Poured a very cloudy light brown which may have been because it was the end of the keg...Aroma of sweet malt and oatmeal, perhaps a touch of spices too. Flavor of sweet malt and some toasted notes. Not very flavorful and a bit over-carbonated. 6/4/6/3/13 (3.2/5)

Update 8/3/09: I’ll update my rating since the last sample I had wasn’t quite representative of this beer. Pours a semi-clear orange with a thick off white head, very carbonated. Aroma of generic sweet malt. Flavor of diacetyl and generic sweet malt. Pretty bland actually. 6/4/6/3/12 (3.1/5)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Growler. Pours a darkish amber with a thin white head. Malty aroma, lightly toasted malt. Flavor is malt heavy with a dash of hop bitterness on the end. Not bad.

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