robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a dark copper with a small thick dirty-white head, and not much lacing.
smell is of rye, malt, a touch of spice, and some caramel.
taste is crisp, thick, malt, caramel, some spice, come cocoa, and a little sweetness in the back.
thornecb (4789) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber into a shaker. White head recedes to skim surface. Sour rye aromas. Thick with peppery rye upfront and lasting crisp malt finish.
CheersMate (1315) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. 6-pack purchased at Mac’s on West Peachtree. I didn’t want to buy the whole 6-pack, but I figure what the hell? Slight foamy head on top of this coppery darker brown brew. Looks pretty good for a marzen lager. Sweet caramel malt aroma; the rye is playing a very small role in this beer. Rye is slightly more noticeable in the flavor, but the flavor is still that generic malt sweetness. It is better than a lot of marzen lagers, but not great. Hops are slightly noticeable. The beer is relatively smooth, but for me the flavors are just very weak, and don’t make much of a statement. Although I will say as the beer warms the rye seems to be a lot more noticeable.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Great Divide tap room. This was a clear amber beer with a soapy head. The smell was good and sweet almost, intriguing. The beer was a nice lager with a bit of sweetness and a hint of the rye. For some reason I was not expecting to like this beer but I did, I may need to pick up a sixer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-25-2009 03:31:16
bconger (138) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Beautiful copper pour with a foamy, off-white head. Caramel and cherry on the nose. Sweet malts give way to a medium-full body and crisp finish. Notes of citrusy hops, but they are not dominant. I like it, but I’m not sure it’s worth the Alabama price of $10 per 6.
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap - TJ’s Everyday - As a Märzen, it’s probably not too close to style. Color was flat dark gold with a nice crisp grainy aroma. Mouthfeel was crisp and clean with a good grain malt flavor. Finished nice with a cleansing hop snap. Very refreshing - I could definitely drink a few of these.
Headbanger (3523) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle 9/23/09 (Courtesy of RSRIZZO)-Pours a light amber with a small off white head. Aroma of rye, malt, and sweetness. Taste of the same with some more sweetness and a bit of dryness. This medium bodied brew is not too shabby and goes down fairly easy.
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Ron’s. Pours deep copper with 3-finger off-white head and a lot of carbonation streams. Nose is rye malty, Slight Wheaties, with lemongrassy hops. The flavor is malty, with subdued hops, some caramel and earthy notes, and a medium to light palate heft. Not very complex, this one left me saying, "Meh"
hombrepalo (1931) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Archer Liquors, bottle says 2005, thats strange. Deep goldish dark straw color with 2-finger off-white head. Aroma is bready malt, hops, some graiy Wheaties-like notes, and some subdued fruit, giving way to a malty flavor with back-up lemongrassy hops and some fruity and grainy finishing flavors.
guzzler67 (1561) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Attractive clear, deep amber appearance with a medium size, off white head and moderate lacing. Muted, malty aroma, some grainyness, slightly vegetal. Subtle spicy hop taste follows the sweet malts up front. A mild peppery burn lingers in the bitter aftertaste. Almost always enjoy rye in my ales, and to accent it in a marzen adds another unique dimension. Overall, not too complex or obtrusive, but quite quaffable.