jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber body with a frothy, off-white head. Grainy aroma along with scents of toasted bread, flowers with a hint of citrus. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Interesting twist on an Oktoberfest. Sweet, malty beginning with a nice bite from the rye in the finish. Solid.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 29, 2009
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly good looking brew, but overly thoroughly disappointing. Smooth and drinkable, but not as smooth as a regular Maerzen, and not as lager as a regular lager. Just weird.
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Orland Park Binny’s single rack. Pours clear golden copper with small off-white head. Aroma is toasted malt, rye, caramel and some bread. Flavor is rye, bready malts, and caramel. Rye gives this brew a nice crisp clean finish. If your really like a rye flavor profile this would be a great session brew for you. Nice twist on a Marzen. Pretty solid.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours a clear gold amber with a thin off white head. The head leaves quickly and makes spotty lacing. Aroma is malty with touches of bread, rye, and caramel. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is grainy and touches of rye. Very crisp. Has a medium body. The texture is watery. Has a good finish with a decent aftertaste. Overall a pretty tasty beer.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a mostly clear copper orange color topped by a small layer of tan bubbles. The aroma shows the typical caramel malt base along with notes of cherry, fresh rye grain, and earthy spices. The flavor follows with rye grains adding a crisp flavor and some earthy spices to the caramel and toasted bread malts. There are some floral hops adding nice bitterness on the backend. Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation with a clean finish from the rye. This is a nice rendition of an Octoberfest brew.
reggiedunlop (3214) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a clear honey-caramel color with a decent creamy white head. very lively looking...co2. aroma is slioghtly bready and malty...caramel and rye. faint earthy, spicy hops. flavor is somewhat fruity and very malty with spicy hops and rye in the finish. mouthfeel is light and lively with a lingering dry finish. not too bad actually...just a bit too fruity up front.
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour was a basic amber color with a decent and consistent/well-sustained white colored head. The aroma was earthy, toasty caramel, cherry fruity notes. The flavor was toasty caramel, bread, earthy notes, light grass. The mouthfeel is moderately bodied, a little on the malty side, not as clean as a lager ought to be.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, reddish amber hue with hints of copper. A small, tight head of light beige foam settles slowly to a thin film with a pronounced edge. We spots and splotches of lacing mark the glass. The aroma is based in caramel, toasted bread, and fresh rye grain, with hint of cherry and perhaps some banana. Floral, spicy hops lend aromatic balance. Flavors are mainly the same, crisp rye imparting a sharp edge to the underlying caramel and toast sweetness. The hop balance comes across quite peppery and floral, with some traces of lemon and grass. Medium-plus in body and balanced in carbonation, the palate shows a little sweet from the residual sugar, but finishes mostly clean. Overall, a solid and unique autumn lager.
bhensonb (11491) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with a creamy 3-finger beige head. Nice "celery" aroma - rye! Medium body with creamy carbonation. It’s rye and noble spice, ending a bit sweet. It’s lacing somewhat and tasting great. Love rye.
Aurelius (4359) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium-light, clear, rusty gold with a huge head on the pour. Interesting throwback graphics. Aroma wasn’t terribly inviting, but that comes with rye. Tannic, toasted malt aroma. Flavor is a little boozy, with a woody bitterness, lightly tart, slightly sweet. Medium bodied. Sweet finish with light astringency and some syrupy notes. New Leaf Market.