Russo (1469) - Campinas, - JAN 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden Color with a nice white head. The aroma is sweet malt with notes of malt and yeast. The flavor is sweet malt, leading to a bitter and refreshing finish.
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark golden and clear. Has a white head, lasting. Malty aroma, light bread, faint roasted. Creamy texture.
Camons (4519) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, grain, little sweet, hay. Flavor is malt, grainy, little nuts, honey, hay. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. 171113
Bamsen78 (1971) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Zentraleuropäischer Wahnsinn 2. Pours clear golden with small white head. Clear aroma of malt and hops with fruity notes. Sweetish, malty flavour with regular hoppy notes. Slightly watery but OK. Malty finish.
yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty, light grainy and breadish. Toasted malty, mild breadish and mild grassy. Dry and bitter. Lingering toasted malt finish.
boddhitree (56) - Frankfurt, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another beer from Eichhofener. It’s the Eichhofener Festbier. On their website, it’s described as a beer
"mit angenehm, abgerundeter Bittere. Für Bierkenner
ein echtes Märzen. Für den besonderen Anlass."
[with a pleasant/enjoyable, well-rounded bitterness. For beer connoisseurs, a true Märzen. For a special occasion.]
The color is deep amber with an orange glow under a pearl white foam. 5.5% ABV. The aroma is like almost every beer from this region: Münchner malt-malty with hints of hops in the background with maybe some caramel, too. The initial taste is full-bore sweet maltiness, but in a good way. No bitterness up front, sweet malts with caramel flavors. As it flows over the tongue, the sweet caramel maltiness gives way slowly to a slight sourness and just a little bitterness in the back. It’s mouthfeel is thicker than Pils but not as thick as an Oatmeal Stout, another beer in that Goldilocks zone where you feel the distinct weight of the beer going over and around the tongue as a pleasurable sensation. Overall, this is like drinking a caramel/malt candy, though having just enough bitterness and that hint of tartness to not let it become sickly or cloyingly sweet. If this is what a Märzen should taste like, I’m all for it. Nonetheless, now that I’m finishing off the bottle, I feel myself wishing it had just a tad more bitterness from a Czech Saaz or German Tettnanger, for the malty sweetness is starting to get too much for me. In fact, I couldn’t finish the bottle due to it’s over-maltiness. Still, it’s great how they managed to give you the taste in a finished beer of a sweet wort before it’s fermented.
stevoj (1337) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample courtesy of Bierkrug. Poured roughly, with thick airy head. Malty aroma. Darker golden in color, dry long finish
kevnic2008 (6618) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - APR 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color. Aromas of malt, wheat & some grassy notes- also some honey Light/ medium body & compexity. Mild sweetness
Wanja (528) - GERMANY - APR 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.5 l bottle as present... Clear dark Orange, almost red color, bad head... Strong earthy aroma... Too intensive taste... Not my favorite...
Bierkrug (1972) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub in Eichhofen, Germany. Pours a copper clear color with a huge off white head. Aroma is sweet candy malt and Taste is a very smooth and creamy fruit. Palate is a smooth as a babys butt. Very well done Märzen