BrettTaylor (616) - 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.
keanex (1575) - 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 (7271) - 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 (3399) - 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 (1142) - 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 (4254) - 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 (134) - 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 (4811) - 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 (2061) - 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!
jtclockwork (9991) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown tan head. Nose/taste of toffee, bready malt, light fruits. Medium body.
drjay44 (2829) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a medium, off white, well retained head over a clear, dark amber (SRM 14) body.....nose is moderate toasted malts, cereal, toast, no esters, slight herbal hops.....taste is slightly sweet to start, cereal, toast, soft throughout, no esters, minimal hop bitterness on the finish, balance to the malts.....mouth feel, medium body, medium carbonation, malt softness throughout. This is quite malt forward as befits the style, but the complexity in both aroma and flavor, is on the low side. A re-do of the malt bill would be helpful. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7