KajII (763) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a murky dark red almost cranberry in color with a huge (3-4 finger) frothy pink head that had good retention and some really good lacing that was left sticking to the edges of the glass.
The aroma was of a toasted bread malt, a citrus hop and a mild sweet yeast with notes of caramel, orange and a nice dose of cherries.
It tasted malty sweet with a hint of orange at first then became ever so lightly bitter with a nice fruity finish that left the flavor lasting an average duration preceding the swallow.
Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and watery yet lightly dry in texture with a mild carbonation.
Overall an interesting take on a traditional brew, very tasty and refreshingly different.
rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. strange red color. that’s either cool or disturbing, i can’t decide. not the best attempt at an octoberfest. fairly malty and grassy as well.
AgentAle (338) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is a sweet grassy hop aroma. Some sweet caramel notes. Some bitter snap to it that finishes with a tanginess. Overall not terribly complex and the bitterness is a bit off. The body is a clear red appearance with a pink head that retains fairly well.
bulldogops (1023) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Rating #954 - February 7, 2014 - Bottle from Coop, trying to clear out some more room. Dark ruby caramel pour with a bubbly white head. Aroma has a hint of malty, fruity sweetness, and a strong grassy whiff. Medium carbonation. Bubbly, dry mouthfeel, medium-bodied. Weird sensation, and maybe this got syrupy and lost something with age, but I get an odd mix of kriek and pils in this, and it’s beyond unpleasant. Not to my taste.
GRM (2797) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Brown bottle, from Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), with Louise and Luc, savoured on September 27 2013; eye: caramel, hazy, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head; nose: spent grains, Madeira, oxidation, light maple extract; mouth: light acridness, malt, caramel, acrid finale with presence of oxidation, medium body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, sticky texture; overall: disappointing
Bouteille brune, de Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), avec Louise et Luc, savourée le 27 septembre 2013; œil : caramel, voilée, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige; nez : drèche, madère, oxydation, léger extrait d’érable; bouche : légère âcreté, malt, caramel, finale âcre avec présence d’oxydation, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture collante; en résumé : décevante
Tonkun (586) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Ruby raspberry pour with a big pink head. Wheat, bread, caramel. Not a lot of aroma. Medium to light body with relatively sweet creamy bubbles. Slight bitter finish. Not bad. Interesting...
Reimer96 (1018) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear pinkish red with a light pink head. Aroma of bread, toast light caramel and grass hops. Taste is grassy hops, bread, berries, light pale malts and a nice bitterness throughout. Funky beer but better than most think.
rederic (2857) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, reddish-amber color, with a beige-orange head, with a mild grainy toasted, caramel, pale, bready malt, barley sugar nose, with some pie crust, oatmeal granola bar, toffee, faint nutty notes, with a subtle floral green tobacco leaf, grassy hop accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice sweet grainy toasted, biscuity, bready, caramelized malty character, with an earthy flowery green leafy, grassy hoppy, kind of artificial food coloring flavours, with a nutty undertone, leading towards a grainy toasted, caramel, biscuity, pale maltiness, lingering earthy grassy, leafy, tobacco hop bitterness finish.
Campy877 (147) - Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. It is like a magic trick! Pours a ruby red grapefruit color with a thick pink head. Not at all what you would expect from a October marzen style brew. Has a slightly sweet matlzy with a hoppy after finish. Like all Schmaltz products, very surprisingly good!
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Lubiere (9330) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
A reddish marzen with a thin pinkish white head. In aroma, sweet tobacco strawberry with signs of oxidation. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with leather, oxidation, not very good. Shared with GRM.
wxman (1327) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
YGTBSM! Looks like cherry soda, but thankfully doesn’t taste like it. Has a fairly sweet malty taste along with caramel and a substantial hop bitterness to round it off. I love Schmaltz products, but I’m a little indifferent to this one.