ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.
BlackHaddock (5747) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle on my daughters patio, 21st May 2016. Autumnal orange in colour, large off-white head. Malty molasses rule the nose and flavour of this sweet tasting brew. Decent enough even if it is on the sweet side of things.
bigbish (682) - California, USA - APR 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
An easy drinking example of this style. Nothing crazy or over the top, sweet malt with a hint of hop flavor. Nice beer.
drjoeng (651) - SINGAPORE - APR 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tapped out deep amber. 18ºSRM.
Nose has some sweet, alcoholic, phenolic aromas. Beery and just happy with the promise of a proper Munic welcome. There is some fresh nut aroma in the nose as well. Very very welcoming.
Mouthfeel is soapy., Palate has ample roasted malt with dark wheat toast, caramel, toasted almonds and hazelnuts. Some raw walnut body, especially in the tail end of the palate. No hops.
The finish is so very very pleasant and very smooth. For an airport tap, this was likely one of my more memorable experiences! Why? It had a full-bodied malty backbone, some clean bitter hops and enough alcohol to round off the entire palate with some faint stone fruit sweetness and fruitiness,
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Marheb (4336) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(En fût à Gordon Biersch Mission Valley San Diego): Des pommes cuites, de la terre humide et une veine caramélisée non déplaisante. Bien exécuté.
JohnRMurdoch (4192) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Gordon Biersch, Taipei. Bright orange, reasonable head. Mild spicy toffee malt aroma. Big sweet malty flavour. Smooth with boiled sweet aftertaste. Too sweet & sickly for me.
Cristobal37 (663) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Detroit airport. Caramel malts and sweet cookies. Different from the original German versions which tend to be ligjter. Its much darker, amber brown, and quite strong too. Dry and nutty, but very refreshing. More like a vienna lager than a marzen, but still enjoyable.
Arthree (43) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
1/6 on a flight at the Glendale location. Clear copper colour with minimal head. Aroma of caramel, tangy sweetness, grass. Malt forward, light toffee flavors, grassy earthy hops in the background, dry finish. Not bad, on style, but forgettable.
chinchill (3879) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Atlanta brewpub. Served colder than ideal temperature.
Look: deep amber body with excellent clarity and a creamy tan head.
Aroma: mild mix of malts and hops, with notes of caramel.
Flavor: follows the aroma. Very clean but a bit milder than ideal.
Mouthfeel: near medium body and carbonation. Nicely smooth.
Overall: Compares well to a bunch of Bavarian marzens I have had lately from a Xmas Advent beer calender.
MarkSachon (872) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler from the flight of beers at the Washington, D.C. location Sweet and very fresh with a malty taste throughout.
katrinaez (1088) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
It’s a really nice amber marzen. Color is nice red with a little brown. Aroma is malty. Taste is refreshing smooth and a touch of residual sugars. Caramel notes. Detroit airport. Tap