lightbias (244) - USA - APR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is the color of a roasted almond, cloudy and capped with an off-white foam, about a finger deep. My first craft beer was a Marzen, back in...well, never mind. It was a long time ago, anyway. I am not excited about trying this as it’s so far past the season, but damnit, take it off the shelf if you’re worried about what people think.
The aroma is sweet, nuts and malt, some crackers. The first pull is a mirror of the aroma, very sweet, those crackers coming through in abundance, malt and caramel. The nuttiness in the aroma is there in the flavor, and I find the taste sweet with a mild bitterness at the back of my throat. The medium bodied brew is slightly creamy on my tongue and lightly carbonated; the finish a touch long, but quite pleasant.
Overall, I’ve got to say that I’m surprised at the beer, my enjoyment of it at this late date. It’s certainly had its day, and this is not it, but it has held up very well considering. The malts are quite tasty, the body comfortable and the carbonation is great. Not my favorite, but certainly not a bad brew. Next year, I’ll try their presentation of this style within the season. See what they’ve got.
dwyerpg (4755) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 13, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yet another disappointment for me today. this beer is very malty and sweet both things you expect on Oktoberfest but not really things that I like would not buy again
keanex (1602) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: Clear amber-copper body with a light tan head. Good retention.
Aroma: Mild maltiness with a light tart fruitiness and cracker malts. Mild.
Taste: Mild intro, builds to sweet maltiness. Some fruit notes. Rather basic, lingers a moment of malt.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbed.
Overall: Not bad, but borders on cloying. Wouldn’t want a pint.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear orange-amber pour with white head, aroma brought bread, toast, caramel into a bit of grassy, herbal hops, some slight grainy notes. Taste was a mix of grass, herbs, some slight orange into a bit of caramel, toasted bread, some biscuit, touch of red fruits, finishing fairly sweet, slightly dry.
thegreenrooster (3423) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is a nice matly bready with a little raw honey. Flavor is a nice full bready malt with some caramel and the finish is a real nice dry bready crust. This is a pretty good marzen. Super dry and malty but refreshing at the same time.
kevinator (1168) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice Oktoberfest-like beer. Faint aroma of Pilsner malt. Nice earthy color. Full body without being too heavy with appropriate carbonation. Malty up front with grassy notes than combined with a mild spicy hop flavor. Good.
wlajwl (4321) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is caramel, malts, fruit and mild sweetness. The flavor is caramel, fruit, slight sweetness, bread/malts and a mildly tart/sour finish.
swillguzzler99 (135) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good to be back. Thanks to the wife for getting this one.
Release#17 in a 750mL bottle. Nose isn’t that great, but the taste is decent. Copper brown with almost no carbonation. Taste is nut-toffee. Sweet and lingers. Hopped just right. A welcome treat after a long, arduous day at work.
JK (4841) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the Epic tap room, GABF week, 2014. Good malt flavor, some caramel,with a light sweetness and grain. Good palate. There is nothing particularly creative about this but it is a fine Marzen.
cards04 (2101) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really good marzen. Pours a dark honey color. Great dried apple and apricot aromas with nice bread and honey notes. Flavors are sweet and malty. Dried fruit and bread. Full bodied and well crafted. Nice!