Beerenberger (1551) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is malt forward. Pours a reddish amber with a rapidly disisapating white head. There was more taste to this beer than I expected. Toasted malts, hints of nuts, grain, and a nice touch of spice in the finish. Medium body with minimum carbonation. Overall, I was surprised . I really enjoyed this beer.
andrewje41 (964) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured from the uniformed session shorty. Much thanks to Matt for helping me track this down. Pours a penny copper with a fading foam head. Subtle bready malt aroma. Flavor matches with a light spiciness to it. Not a whole lot to say about this one. Not offended by any flavor here, but I don’t love it either.
after4ever (6468) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12-oz stubby. Thanks, M! Really appreciate the tick. Pours a crystal clear and very dark amber with almost no head or lace. Stale aluminum, caramel, toast, and artichoke nose. Creamy light body with very little carb. Toast, caramel, artichokes, and sesame oil on the mid palate. Long earthy, slightly acrid finish.
DocLock (8239) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Super Saver. Hazy copper pour with nose of caramel malt, hops, florals. Tastes caramel malty, with vinous fruit, hops, and bready finish.
MadIndian (2511) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle gift from SJ. Aroma was a nice candy sugar. The rest fell a little short for me. Body seemed thin, but some nice notes of citrus, caramel malt and honey. Finish was citrus, spice and Earth.
maxwelldeux (4025) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Thank god I finally found this so that I can mark it off my list. Pours a clear amber color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose has some grains in there as well as a bit of bread, but doesn’t seem all that inviting. Taste is much the same, as it seems like a spice lager with few desirable qualities. Meh. Totally forgettable.
AdamT (220) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11 fl oz bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA compliments of Zizzybalubba. Dark orange/red hue, good clarity with almost fully diminishing fizzy white head. No lacing. Super sweet light fruit (white grape), dark malt, underlying aroma of cherry. Sweet cranapple fruit taste up front with a sweet grape finish. Slick mouthfeel.
tnkw01 (1262) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Ok, i finally got this style. Found it at Hop City Craft Beer and Wine in Atlanta. Unfortunately, I had to buy a whole 12 pack to get it. I just have one comment. This style is nothing but an Amber Lager or a Marzen beer. Amber in color with hardly any head. Taste is a malty tastes beer. Aroma is malts with very light hints of caramel.
williamherbert (1350) - Syracuse, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Honey-colored; looks smooth and oily. The head turns into a thin film atop the oily liquid.
Aroma is sweet, sugary and with a very minor balancing, bittering hop.
The flavor is very sweet caramel malts. not quite cloying, but very sugary. There is a touch of earth.
Feels very slick and oily. Slides right down the gullet. It’s fine for $7 for a 12-pack.
vyvvy (4467) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tin Bucket - Pours copper / orange with an off-white head. The aroma has full butterscotch richness (not a flaw), toast, caramel and toffee. It has a medium smooth velvety body with soft carbonation. The flavor has rich malt, toast, lager smoothness, bread and light spicy hops. The finish has more hops, but is still more of a malt forward type of beer. This is quite nice and glad I finally got to try the elusive polotmavy style.
JDBaker11058 (1421) - Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: deep reddish amber; clear, with a frothy, creamy light tan head and good lacing. Aroma: caramel and toast, with surprisingly fragrant floral hops that bring just a bit of spice on board. Taste: toasty and slightly sweet, with bready caramel; the hops come in a bit snappish, with a nice grassy, herbal, floral, spicy zing. Finish: lingering toast, caramel, and light hops. Notes: Looks like a marzen, and smells and tastes like a marzen-pilsner hybrid. This is probably my favorite style of lager, which is a shame since it’s so hard to find in the US. This is clearly going to be my go to if I can ever find it again. Top notch. Bottle from Total Wine in McLean, VA.