kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2007 Name: Oktobrfest Marzen
Source: Brewfest, Asheville
clear golden yellow, fine creamy cream head,
nice yeasty bready aroma,
good malt flavor, touch of sweetness, light bitterness for balance,
would make a good session beer,
Name: Oktobrfest Marzen
clear amber, fine beige head, scattered lace,
bready aroma with a touch of sweet munich malt,
rich malt flavor, bready munich character is quickly countered with lots of earthy hops, sweetness comes from behind and brings out the bready quality,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Suttree (4874) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper, like a new penny, soupy white head. Mildly sweet, spicy aroma. Surprisingly hoppy flavor. Faint notes of caramel and bread, but a real hop presence throughout. A bit thin bodied, as well. Nicely drinkable, but rather mundane.
decaturstevo (4624) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap Knox Brewers Jam. A dark amber pour with a slight clinging lace. An ok beer for what it is just not enough flavor or palate to suit me. A slight off bitter finish. Not a bad beer but not one of my favorites.
emacgee (3797) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Bean and Barrel. Pours a brownish orange with a thick creamy off white head. Leaves a lace. The aroma is lightly sweet, malty,caramel, and toffee. The flavor has much more of a hop profile than I usually expect. Shows some sweetness, caramel, hop bite, more malt as it warms. Palate was waxy with a mellow carbonation.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Tyler’s in Chapel Hill. Deep amber color with thin off white head. Subtle spicy hop aroma and flavor with a hint of caramel. Moderate carbonation which I thought was appropriate. Decent grainy aftertaste.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Barley’s Taphouse in Asheville. Amber with white lacing. Low carbonation. very buttery taste. A smooth beer, but a little dark for a true german fest bier these days. I’m not sure how this differs from the regular FB marzen since it was not available to me.
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2005 Knoxville Brewer’s Jam
Copper body with a fleeting white head.
Slight hop aroma that is mirrored in the dry hop bite of the flavor. A bit off style, lacking a good malty backbone, but there are no real problems with this beer other than style.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Knoxville Brewers’ Jam). Pours cloudy orange with thin white ehad. The aroma is butterscotch, leaves, and zest. The flavor is grapefruit, leaves, pine, soap, and old hops in the finish. Mediocre.
ross (2042) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
i was glad the brewers were breaking out the marzens today. orange in color, sweet and kind of hoppy. a little thin, but still drinkable. sampled at brewgrass 04 on draught.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper colored beer with a nice fluffy white head. Caramel and chocolate aroma and again the flavor is surprisingly chocolatey with a bit of apple and caramel at the finish. Maybe a bit too sweet and thin but not bad.