mjg74 (2606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Deep amber on the pour. Flavor is roasty with a good deal of maltiness. Finishes with a light, beady hop character.
574deadzone (1120) - North Central, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear bronze with escaping bubbles and a fair khaki head that settles to a thick film, leaving some soapy lace. Nose involves toasted malt, noble hop spice, crusty bread dough, and light lemon. Pretty sweet, fairly bitter. Medium bodied, oily, soft carb, finishing toasty and dry. Nice oktoberfest.
HonusWagner (1638) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really great version of this style, sorta in the midpoint between the Americanized really sweet versions and the more biscuity German versions I’ve had. Kinda reminds me of honey nut cheerios with less sweetness. Clean on the palate and easy drinking. Really very good stuff, one of the best Marzens I’ve ever tried.
Aurelius (4497) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, intense auburn brew with a lacey white head. Standard 12 oz longneck. Sweetish cereal malt aroma with just a tad of toast. Sweet, lightly toasted bready flavors, a little tannic, very lightly tinny like a bock. Quick biscuity finish with some tea in the aftertaste. Thanks to PorterPounder for the trade.
PorterPounder (5826) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee. Fl - Publix Supermarket - Mahan. - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sparkling dark copper, light off-white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has some light toffee accents, a touch of date-like fruitiness. Flavor has a solid malty character with some raisins, bubble gum, a touch of molasses and a bit of toffee in the back end. Mouthfeel has a nice smoothness to it. Soild Oktoberfest.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber. 1 inch off-white foam. Aroma of alcohol, spent grain and peppery barley. Taste is evaporative alcohol and soapy malt with a tingy malt backbone. Rough finish. Pass.
Bricktop86 (594) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear light brown with a white head. Aroma is grain and grass. taste follows nose
bkurtz (898) - PERU - OCT 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Pours a clear, deep amber. Semi-sweet malts with some caramel. Not bad, but nothing special.
ajnepple (2822) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s. Light amber and clear appearance with a white head. Munich malts, toasted grains, light caramel and light spicy, earthy hops. Malty and smooth with light bitterness. Not bad.
scoth (554) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear deep amber with a thick beige head, excellent retention, very fine lacing. Aromas of caramel, grass, toast, earth, and a hint of ripe fruit. Light body, smooth, crisp. Light sweetness, gentle bitter finish. Well balanced and drinkable.