Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear, copper-brown colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is slightly nutty with a light sweetness. Some toffee and a touch of caramel with a hint of bread. A tad bit fruity as well. Flavor is a bit thin with a slightly toasted, grainy toffee up front. Light sweetness from a hint of caramel and a few nuts before a light earthy hopping comes in and helps finish this fairly dry with a slight graininess. Medium length aftertaste following a light, smooth body and a light-moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent Marzen. A bit thin, but it has a balanced toasted toffee, grainy and bready maltiness with a light, earthy hopping. Not bad.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewpub, interesting note about the hard water in the area, but still makes for a beer with little flavor, nice coloring though so that certainly helps slight hints of caramel come through but only briefly
kassner (1458) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
looks like this beer is built on Grindstone just more content, now golden in color but much the same taste intensified, harsher
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Cornerstone: Lasting large creamy light beige head. Medium amberish body. Light grainy roasted & toasty malt aroma, clean otherwise. Grainy & toasted malt flavor. Finish is dry & toasted malt as is the aftertaste. Very little roast in the flavor. Pretty clean of fruitiness or other off flavors. Fuller light body, soft medium cabonation, & creamy m/f. Overall a pretty good amber lager. Clean, but a little thin in overall flavor.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2005
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Another one from here that had a hop bite to it, and well didn’t taste good at all.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2008
2.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the brewpub. Pour is clear amber with a off white head that does not last. There is no aroma to this beer. Has a very light mouthfeel. Has a crispness to it. Flavor is caramel malt sweetness with no finish. Overall just a ok brew.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish body with a slightly off white head. Textbook malty aromas with hints of cookies and bread. Carmel on the palate. Only real knock is that it might need to be a little less sweet. Nice.