BeerandBlues2 (8457) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is toast, caramel, and nutty malt with dates and light earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward, light hops and bitterness, clean and a dry finish. Medium body and light carbonation.
doboy (406) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was pretty good. Had this bottle in the bottom of the ole Beer Fridge, and though aged, it’s rather good! Sweet aroma from an amber colored brew with excellent carbonation. Laced head around the glass. Taste is hoppy with a nice malt. Good mouth feel. Nice bittering on the aftertaste. This is a good beer!
jhliesen (655) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber--I know that Marzen is a low rated beer, but I like them and this is a fine one. Clean copper color with a small head. Malt is on the front in both the aroma and taste with a solid base of caramel. Brewery 4.00
maxwelldeux (2713) - Spokane, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a moderately thick head. A little malty in the aroma, but there’s not a lot of smell coming off this one. Fairly malty in the taste, but not a terribly remarkable beer in any respect. Average Oktoberbest.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color with an off white head. Aroma contains some citrus and caramel. The flavor is somewhat bitter for an ofest but the usual dark fruit and caramel showing up. Overall the usual ofest deal but i strangely still seek them out.
rangerred (784) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap. Arrived a clear medium brown with a small head. Good lacing, though. Smelled quite citrusy with pineapple and grapefruit being noticeable. Flavor had touches of caramel malt with quite a bit of fruity esters. There was a tartness present as well. I saw that they brew this with a kolsch yeast which explains the fruityness. Not really my cup of tea.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: September 16, 2010
Source: Barley’s, Asheville NC
Appearance: clear amber, fine beige head, lots of lace
Aroma: sweet bready aroma, touch of caramel sweetness, light earthyness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, nice breadyness, touch of chocolate, balancing earthyness
Overall: nice and rich
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle split with Anndiesel. Filtered copper-orange. Steady off-white head. Doughy, fruity aroma..nice and fresh..despite it being the end of November. Classic German malt and noble hops. Really well done, true to style, but still a touch original. This is really World Class stuff, a great Ale, that still manages to have some really sublime malt and yeast tones.
Braudog (5356) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Bier Garden in Asheville. Bronze pour. Drinks with a malty base and sharp bite, very even keeled. Side by side with Duck Rabbit’s maerzen, this comes across more even. Good stuff. (#4326, 10/7/2011)
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper/ruby pour with a thin ivory head. Interesting mix of malt and hops in the aroma. Roasty caramel and bread with hints of earthy pine. Malty flavor up front with a crisp bitter finish. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Really good beer. The bitterness balances the malt nicely. I find many Octoberfest style beers to be a bit cloying. Very drinkable and enjoyable beer. Looking forward to trying more from French Broad.