dfearnley (763) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft to cup
A bit of lemon, horse blanket, hay, and yeast. Reddish amber with a creamy tan head. Taste is malty and funky.
charule (811) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Midwest Brewers Fest. Poured hazy orange white head. Slight honey aroma. Lager spice aroma.
Rocketman2013 (102) - Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty aroma. Amber color with little head. Taste is medium sweet. Medium body.
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AirForceHops (2719) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft sample @Syracuse location. Clear amber in color. Nose is light notes of toffee and caramel. Flavor follow with a light spice note in the finish. It ends lightly sweet with a light body.
pdx77 (1024) - Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught. Amber color. Sweet sticky caramel aroma, slightly artificial. Quite sweet malt taste with caramel and apple notes.
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From tap. Pours a copper color with small head. Aroma was sweet and caramel. Tatse was way too sweet and a little caramel. A little too malt sweetness for me for the style.
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap during Ohio Brew Week 2013, taster from Red Brick. Clear orange-gold color. Minimal white head. Just a few loose bits of lace. Wow, that aroma. Bready, wheaty malt profile. Some big wheat type flavor. Lightly creamy. Kind of rich, almost cake-like flavor. Light to medium body. Lighter, crisp carbonation, more dry finish. Amazing aroma and aftertaste, for a marzen. Likely, the best example I’ve ever had. Nice, long, kind of creamy grainy aftertaste. Bitter taste, moderate sweet. For sure, an outstanding marzen.
jehoesefat (229) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is dull and malty. Pours clear bronze with a thin white head. Taste is a little nutty but bland.
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. While this did have some decent maltiness to it it did not have the full on carmel-ness i was after.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a regular glass.
A: Pours a darker copper color. There’s a nice head here, four fingers high (due to an aggressive pour) and barely off-white in shade. While it fades quickly, it leaves behind a nice amount of lacing on the glass. The stronger retention away from the edges of the glass suggests a decent hop bill.
S: There is some sweet caramel typical of the style. I like the mild yet noticeable noble hopping, otherwise there isn’t much to note here.
T: Touches of sweet caramel give way to a raisiny back end. Hops only seem to be here as a cleansing agent, which isn’t really disappointing given its relative lack of freshness. Not bad, but it could use a touch less sweetness.
M: A bit heavier and less carbonated than I like from my marzens. The finish could also have less sweetness. It goes down okay.
O: Eh. It’s a decent marzen that gets the job done - even still, there are better choices on the market.