Fratto (2438) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Cavie. Orange pour with a white head. Aroma is caramel, sweet spices, and grain. Taste is bready, oranges, spices, and a little metallic.
Braudog (5345) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Classic fest appeal -- amber, bubbly and well-topped. There’s a stark appley aroma, like cider’s brewing on the stove. It drinks with the same similar appeal -- sweet, orchard-fruity, and light bodied. (#4482, 2/23/2012)
bkurtz (621) - PERU - JAN 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured cleared amber with a decent head. Bready aroma followed by sweet malts and slight bitterness. Nothing special, but not bad.
nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is mind and slightly acidic with malt and grassy hops. The appearance is orange gold with a small head. The taste is like the aroma and bread like. The palate is average. Overall a decent beer.
Palidor19 (2841) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very solid all the way,has a nice rich caramel malt with a nice sharp mouth body. good carbonation which makes it not to fizzy to drink. very little on the hops but it brings out what is good for an marzen style.
Elwood (2899) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. it pours a very nice amber color with a large off white head. The nose is pleasantly malty with some toast and white bread crust notes. There is a hint of oxidation as well. A touch sweet with caramel and bread notes dominating. I get a hint of what may have been grassy hops but now taste stale. Medium bodied with softer than average carbonation leading to a medium, slightly dry finish. Decent.
Aurelius (3717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Toasted, but somehow green (perhaps pistachios), marzen aroma. Absolutely terrible label - looks like a clown got thrown into a blender and the remains were sprayed on the entry sign to some German berg. Clear copper beer, tannish head. Clean, toasty, nutty-sweet and well-hopped flavor profile - very true to style. Drinkable and good. This would be a good pairing with any red meat or Italian pasta. Finishes out with a light sweetness and a woody bitterness. A strange but decent ride. ABC Liquors, Betton.
Jow (1663) - New York, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sixes for Sunday NFL games. Pours brought copper with nice head. Tastes malty, of caramel, earth, with nice combination. Slight stickiness on palate but a decent Oktoberfest.
JDBaker11058 (1061) - Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: reddish orange, with bronze to gold highlights; one-finger of tan head quickly shrinking to a collar; minimal lacing. Aroma: sweet toasty malts, with a hint of roast nuts and a whisper of metallic funk. Taste: sweet and toasty, with caramel and brown sugar over a bit of fresh-feeling hops. Finish: clean, short, crisp, slightly bitter, with a pleasant lingering toasty-sweet flavor remaining. Notes: A decent example of the style. Pretty to look at, with a good palate, average flavors, average aroma, and excellent finish.
cmc619 (350) - California, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice, deep bronze with a light tan head. Yummy candy malt aroma with herbal hop backbone. Palate is extremely soft--I maybe want a bit more "teeth." Flavor is light, with the typical festbier sweetness kept in check by a strong malt backbone. Well brewed, if subtle.