tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours a great amber color with a nice white head. Aroma of grain and malt sweetness leads into a nicely balanced and very clean tasting lager. One of the few good beers from our local Gordon Biersch.
beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great color. Didn't get much of an aroma out of it. Tastes good, a little light for my taste.
boto (1863) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled version. Somewhat amber in color. Not much of an aroma. Decent enough taste, though. A good drinking beer.
Oristo (67) - Orinda, California, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another yellow, on the orange side. decent head but dissipated quickly. Mild aroma, even after it warmed up a bit. Good toasty flavon, decent balance. Short rimple finish.
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tempe, AZ. Brilliant amber color, decent off-white head. Malt and caramel with delicate hops in the aroma. Sweet flavor dominated by malt and caramel, a little hops in the finish. Medium mouthfeel. Definitely the best beer at the restaurant and overall a good Marzen.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish-amber, small tan head. Malty sweet aroma, and slight hops on the end. Pretty nicely balanced.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright amber with a big bubbled light tan head that dissipated. Malt and caramel aroma. Touch of metal on first sip but subsides quickly. Nice malt profile with caramel, toffee and toast. Somewhat sharp hop bite and a touch of rose. Clean finish that makes you wonder what you have been drinking. A mid to upper echelon marzen.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lots of carbonation. Quickly diminishing head. Not much aroma to speak of. Fairly hoppy.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very translucent amber color. No head and overall quite flat. Malty aroma slightly peaks through. Astringent and not full-bodied as well. On the watery side.