goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2003 Reddish-brown pour with a small tan head that recedes to a small ring and lightly laces on the way down. Aroma is mainly bready, with slight hints of caramel and hops. Flavor is bready, some savory caramel, and a bit of hops in the end. Medium body, medium-lively carbonation, super easy drinking.
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper body topped by a small, quickly dissipating beige head. Aroma is earthy and cereal. Taste is medium sweet caramel tinged with earthiness. Avoids being too sweet. Medium body with a slight chewiness.
guzzler67 (1529) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very true to style amber color. Aroma was grainy. Taste seemed more spicy this year (2003) than last. Medium-bodied, malty flavor with a pleasant dry finish.
MaBeer1972 (1368) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2010 Rather thin. Nice caramel-malt flavors. Could use a little more body though. A good "weekday" beer, I suppose. The finish was better than the top. 2010 Update: Seems better than last rating. Smooth and malty, slightly fruity, but easy drinking.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden-orange colour. OK malt aroma. The falvour is malty, but kind of thin. Watery finish. Not buttery enough.
boto (1891) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Draught: The beer pours a rich copper color. There is not too much off-white head to it. Rich aroma of malts and some earthiness. Not too much hops (if any) to the nose. The taste is malty : caramel is the main flavor. Some earthiness and biscuit notes. A touch of nuttiness. This goes down very smooth. I really enjoyed this beer!
jgb9348 (4857) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber--almost copper in colour with red highlights and a perfect thickness (2 centimetres) off-white coloured head. Smells of malt, nuts, hops and even a bit of soap. Medium-bodied; Strong initial maltiness leading to a bit of hoppiness and a very subtle spiceyness (cinnamon and a small amount of cloves). Aftertaste very bittering from all the malt, but not overly so. A bit of soap in the aftertaste flavour which is a bit wierd! Overall, this is a pretty spot-on Marzen and worth a try if you can find it! I bought my twelve ounce bottle from Beers of the World in Rochester, New York.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice clear copper/brown body with a medium white head that retains well. Sweet malty aroma. Malty and almost chewy medium bodied . Very smooth and drinkable.
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful, clear, copper brew. Small, fizzy, off-white head with no lacing.
The nose holds honey and light butterscotch.
Perfectly balanced flavor with honey and caramel up front. Lightly pungent, astringent and bitter on the backside.
Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation and an oily mouthfeel.
Medium-length, lightly bitter and dry finish. Very good brew!
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
What's this? Another good one from Brooklyn? They've managed to craft another beer without that wicked aftertaste. Congrats.