BrettTaylor (463) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a very pretty orange-gold with nice white head. Aroma - malt sweetness and a bit of spice right after open. Taste - malty, sweet, caramel, some dark coffee, a bit of hop bitterness.
EdInSaltLake (593) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malty aroma; a little bread crust and fruitiness. Sweet, biscuit/toast, light caramel flavor. Spicy/herbal hops, and fruity yeast. The sweetness dominates the other malt flavors--but otherwise, good beer. (Release #15)
greenhorn1 (803) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, batch #11. Pours a clear deep orange. Very rich, sweet caramel, nutty flavor. There are some fruity undertones. A bit heavier than most traditional Marzens. It’s good but on the verge on being too sweet.
anders37 (16456) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Epic Brewing Denver Taproom, Denver, CO. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma. Fruity malty grainy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel finish.
UncleKorm (745) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle (Batch #11, Denver #1339) poured a clear copper hue w/ a large frothy slightly off-white head. Moderate sweet yeast and malty aromas. Initial flavor is a light sweet w/ light bitter finish. Taste is malt and light caramel. Light to medium bodied w/ a dry finish.
Ratman197 (9536) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, graininess, earthiness and toasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, toasted malt and light earthiness with a smooth lingering caramel finish.
brinehart (206) - Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautifully clear reddish-orange. Dry, toasty malt dominates. Assertive hops in finish. Very clean and well made. Would be better to me if a bit less dry.
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Amber in color, clear with a thin head nice Marzen flavors and finish. This was a very nice Okto.
phaleslu (6285) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at The Brass Tap - U Square (Cincinnati). Pours a totally clear golden color with a bit of a copper hue. Small off-white head that settles into a ring quickly. Notes of grassy, leafy hops, pale and toasty malts, some minor florals, faint husky grains, some earthiness throughout. Light-bodied, with a watery, earthy mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Honestly, before I dug deeper into the entries, I figured I was drinking one of the Wet Hop Harvest Ale versions of this, but the last one was brewed a year ago. Didn’t strike me as a marzen.
brokensail (10641) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Epic (Denver). Pours copper in color with an off-white head. Really grainy, dusty nose. Some bread, toast, and sugary fruit. Some earthy and floral hops as well. Flavors are toasted bread, earth, and grain. Somewhat dusty, a little bit fruity, and fairly sweet all around. Not a big fan.