Bricks (457) - Delaware, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Excellent coppery amber appearance with a moderately foamy head. Smells of syrupy malt, slightly skunky. A relatively neutral taste, some watery malt and barley. Not bad. Fairly bitter mouthfeel, but smooth. It’s decent.
ThisWangsChung (493) - 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.
mtwhitney (120) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I used to like this, but now it seems a bit insipid. Lacking in aroma. somewhat metallic taste.
Cybercat (2477) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Comes out of the tap a beautiful clear golden amber with a substantial pale wheat head. Robust aroma has apple, banana and malty notes and more than a hint of caramel. Flavor delights with malty, fruity and caramel notes and just a hint of woody hops. Texture, though not substantial, has a decent fizz. Good as an accompaniment to a meal, though fine by itself.
altonbrownd (4210) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Gordon Biersch Dulles. Caramel body with fruity tan head. Sweet nose of almond and marsepijn. Taste is butterschotch, malts. Also many in the finish.
beertholomeus (76) - California, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper color with 1 inch off white head. Smells of malts and caramel. Malty flavor with slight hop finish. Medium body with lively carbonation. A good easy to drink beer.
mmedal (8) - - MAR 22, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very average beer. Light and easy to drink but would never be a first choice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HopHater (14) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have had this on tap In San Jose and Las Vegas. It is one of my favorites. It is very smooth and easy to drink. Pours a dark amber, not much aroma. Great flavor and palate is nice.
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rainmaker2152 (38) - - FEB 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent oktoberfest-style beer. Great auburn color. Nice combination of sweet and burnt. But still doesn’t smell great and is relatively unremarkable.
Fatehunter (757) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured one finger of head on a dark amber colored body.
The aroma has some nice grain and barnyard smell to it.
The flavor is light overall. Some malt sweetness with mild bitterness.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
A fair beer.
Gription79 (1609) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on draft at the Las Vegas brewpub. Notes of bread, bread crust, soft sweetness. Clean, well made lager.