beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Too thin and oddly sweet for me. Caramel colour and flavour with a slightly bitter aftertaste - but not in a good way. Average.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 31, 2004
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very clean and crisp beer. Slight nuances of carmel. Sweet malty aroma. Pretty amber color thin head.
jsquire (4097) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper out of the bottle with a foamy off white head and a very faint sweet nose. Very little to this beer with mostly refined sugar sweetness. Some burnt carmel flavor, but mostly just beer. Good with food.
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap: I really like their Blonde Bock so I was expecting some sweet maltiness with this beer. No sweetness, no depth, and an American standard aftertaste to boot.
Beer Guy99 (251) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At $5.99 a six pack this is one of the most interesting beers available at the local Kroger store. Rich, malty and enjoyable. Nice amber color with a full, frothy head on top. Nice warming quality to this brew. Though not the greatest Marzen I've ever had this is certainly worth enjoying from time to time...especially at this price. Hell, Heineken, Corona and Becks cost much more and they can't touch this beer on flavor.
PhillyBeer2112 (2728) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Las Vegas airport, draught: Orangey amber color, light caramelized aroma. Flavor: holy diacetyl batman. Lots of butterscotch, a little caramel. Interesting at first but quickly becomes distracting and unpleasant. <P>
Bottled beer: Much less diacetyl but still present. Better caramelized flavors but not true Munich melanoidin.
Reid (2254) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok bought in the 12 oz brown bottle "auburn lager".
In appearance this is a rather handsome auburn brown as stated on the label..nice sized white frothy head..leaves a nice lace.
Smell is pretty nondesript and subdued..some faint malt and a littlehops.
mmm not a bad tasting beer really..nice malty profile, with a wee hop bite at the end.
It's pretty much average on the palate..not bad.
A quite drinkable beer, its a nicely done marzen but far from the best of this class.
I would think that this would be a good beer for a Killians Red drinker..to discover micros
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on tap at the brewery in San Jose.
A clear ruby color topped by a thin tan head. The aroma is hoppy and dry. This is a nice clean lager. Has a good malt backbone, which mixes with a slight spiciness from the hops. Finishes with a nice bitterness. This is a solid Märzen (very good example of this style).
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 4, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was never impressed by this beer. Deemed by many uneducated drinkers to be THE beer drinker's beer. I reply to this by spraying some stone ipa in their face and watch the hops burn their tasteless skin off..burn, gordon biersch worshippers, burn.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A light tasting Marzen. Light carmalization aroma. I suppose taking into account the brewers location,San Jose, and its climate, mild, that this would satisify the locals. However being from the midwest this lacks the depth I associate with an Oktoberfest.