Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is light, fruity, with a little bit of spiciness and earthy grassiness. Flavor has a touch of coriander spiciness over bready, toasty malts. There’s some more earthy grass flavors and a dryer finish than I expected, with a little alcohol warmth present. The rye is present but I might not have noticed without looking for it. This isn’t amazing, but I find it warms up to me more as I drink it.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice, glassy amber with a healthy head of white that leaves a thick, intricate latticework of lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet leaves, light roasted nuts, a touch of bitter malt, and a hint of butter. Flavor is a leafy malt assault, with a touch of buttered nuts in the finish. Hints of berry and rose in the finish. Nice, slippery mouthfeel. Not bad at all.
hopscotch (10657) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Clear, golden/orange lager with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The malty, fruity aroma also offers a touch of rye spiciness. Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation. The flavor is well-balanced. It’s malty and lightly fruity with a crisp, spicy rye character and a rumor of acidity. Crisp, fairly clean, refreshing finish.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright orange to amber hue, thin layer of white dissipating head, brilliant clarity. Nose is traditional crisp German malts, mostly Vienna and Pilsner grains and toast, light rye notes, and earthy hops. Flavor is rich Marzen style malts with layers of grains, bread, and toast prominent throughout, the rye is really hidden in the background here and provide a boost to the earthy euro hops. Light-medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. A great malty marzen with hints of flavor complexity and depth, the rye is mostly underwhelming.
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of the Binnys singles rack (Orland Park, IL). Pours a nice dark muted light copper, fiery, transparent, well carbonated with a decent offwhite head that dies to a decent film. Aromas are a bit of stinky pilsner type malts, noble hops, a bit of caramel, rye malts. Initial is lightly sweet, caramel and rye work together towards an earthy noble hops bitterness, mild bitterness, sweetness, a touch of stinkiness. Decent body, rye comes in further into the taste, bready with biscuits, nice flavors but simple. Sticks to the palate ok, sessionable for sure and honestly, I like a beer with a more assertive malt profile, especially as a lager. Clean, very light bitterness and ok malt stick on the backend and aftertaste.
glennmastrange (2685) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light aromas of grain and herbs for the malt and hops, and a hint of toffee and wood. Head is average size, frothy, slightly off-white with spotty lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is sparkling clear amber/orange. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then the long finish is lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a lively carbonation and a lightly dry finish. Light in just about every respect but still a good drinking Marzen.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
THE HOSS! Pours a dark copper color, with a foamy white head. Smells of yeast, hops, some caramel malt, and a hint of toffee in there too. The flavor is kind of the same, although has more a yeasty texture going on, with hops in the background. Got a little fruity sweetness in there too. Pretty easy drinking brew with decent flavor but nothing special.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger: Clear deep orange pour. Crisp spicy Munich malts are evident in the aroma with a grassy presence- nice and clean. Light body- the flavor has some grainy/spicy malt notes. Very clean with a light peppery noble hop grassiness. A solid German style lager.
italianjohn (2909) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear amber/orange sweet crystal malt and fruity aroma .... malty caramel taste dark fruits earthy rye and light spicy finish a good oktober-winter beer .... medium bodied and sessionable
Beerman6686 (6396) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a bright yellow and slightly orange color with a fluffly white head. Aroma was slighlty sweet malt, some rye as well. Flavor was a bit toasted, pale malts and a slightly bitter rye finish.