2mu2ku (22) - - FEB 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good fall beer, but not great. Flavor is nice (safe) and doesn’t overwhelm with seasonal spices. Aroma is good. Pallet is smooth and clean, not much of a mouthful. I’d drink it again, but wouldn’t go out of my way to find it.
MetalNHopHead (1424) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 31, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
There’s some German blood flowing through Kansas, and Free State apparently channeled all of it to churn out this copper-colored beer. It smells malty, bready, and lightly chocolaty. Its flavors are mostly sweet. There’s caramel and a mildly spicy finish from the hops. Balanced feel. Rich but not as full-bodied as some fest beers. This beer has long history with Free State, yet it continues to be a winner. That’s pretty fucking special.
wlajwl (5772) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is fruit, malts and a strong graininess. The flavor is fruit, malts, grainy and a beery/mildly bitter finish.
edgallow (3639) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of grains, grass, citrus and some fruit. Taste is malts, grains and caramel.
Finhead (1620) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, copper-amber pour with a white head. It has a light, bready aroma. The medium body has slightly sticky texture with average carbonation. The taste is sweet with a lasting finish.
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep mahogany with thin off-white head that doesn’t stay around long. Aroma of caramel, toasted barley, slight dried fruits, and a bit of a nutty character. Taste matches well and makes for a nice hearty Marzen, quite enjoyable for a style I enjoy greatly.
HuskerTan (1699) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 25, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Caramel, malty, spices, bread.
A- Amber color, clear liquid, off white head.
T- Caramel, malty, spice, bready, earthy.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish.
O- Hear quite often that this is one of the best marzens out there. I’d have to disagree. It’s pretty standard.
Travlr (21412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Great Nebraska Beer Festival. Clear light golden amber color. Huge caramel biscuit aroma. Taste is sweet biscuit. Very nice.
Bif (2040) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Served a copper color with a good head and bits of lacing. Aroma of malt, some dried fruit, nuts, bit earthy and hint of caramel. Taste of caramel, malt, light fruit, nuts and bit of grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, smooth with a clean feel. Enjoyable beer that goes down easy.
arminjewell (9251) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap, clear orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, dough, toasted bread, hints of yeast, some slight grainy notes. Taste is a mix of grass, bread, biscuit, slight toast into a bit of earth, grain, toast, finishing sweet, dry. Pretty decent.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle -
A classic example of an octoberfest style beer, sent to me as an add on to a strange beer request from Dansting (again, big time thanks). Aroma has the hallmark example of an octoberfest - caramel, toasty, some light herbal/grassy hop angle. Lightly malted with a touch of caramel sweetness, clean flavors with a nice earthy bitter finish. No flaws noticeable in any way, and the closest I can think of a great "fest" beer like this was Kostritzer, which IMO is great company to be in. Very well done.