Fatehunter (960) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured out of a bottle into a strange glass. See-through, copper color with 1 inch white head.
Smell: Rye? It smells like the malted barley smell that you get in a brewery. At first it was fine to smell this but after half the glass I am not enjoying the smell at all. It is to be expected from a Märzen, but the German Märzens I have had did not have as strong a malt smell. Now towards the end of the glass it is reminding me of the smell of the barn at the farm I grew up on. The barn on a hot day full of hay and cows.
Taste: Rye, malty sweet, finishes a little like a dry cider on the back of the tongue. Very nice.
Palate: Clean, carbonation on the tip of the tongue. Pleasant.
Quite drinkable. Great rye beer, the only downside was the smell, which was just a little too strong.
ilovedarkbeer (2135) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber color with a canvas colored head. Notes of spicy rye, caramel, dirt, and a little bit of frutiness. Not particularly exciting.
Scrapersnbeer (1243) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has the rye spiciness you expect, only over a mellow malt instead of aggressive hopping. Clear amber color, has a still, cold look to it. What a blast the flavor is. The lightly roasted caramel malt mixes with the rye for an almost smokey effect. Dirty bitter is how I’d put it. Crisp and almost a little rough, seems a touch stronger than it is. A real winner, even if only for lack of competition.
para_bellum (1) - Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UNIQUE! How many other Märzen-style rye lagers are out there? (I’d love to have more to compare to this brew.) As it is, this is crisp, refreshing, subtly spicy, and doesn’t have the offensive over-hopped bitterness that everyone is pretending to like these days. Somehow this lager conveys a primitive, unpretentious authenticity that takes one back to Bayern festivals of centuries past. I fell in love with it over there on Arapahoe and miss it dearly.
Beergeek23322 (1659) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/14/2010. Sampled at the brewery. Pours copper color with a white head. Malty aromas with caramel, spice and light fruit. Light hops and spicy flavors with caramel showing through.
ads135 (2320) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty good lager. Really earthy, some nutty aftertaste, and a nice smooth mouthfeel.
DedicatedToFun (1539) - SoCal, California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent rye lager, on tap at Beer Study in Chapel Hill, nothing too crazy but easy drinking
PhilJackson80 (170) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz Bottle. The beer pours to a deep amber color with a small/medium white head. The aroma has rye sweetness with caramel, bread . The taste is light/ medium body with a sweet rye aftertaste. Overall a pretty decent Rye lager.
Davhgbrew (719) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light orange appearance. Clear. Sips clean and tastes like a slightly hoppy full bodied hoppy brew.
boxofrane (1663) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear reddish with a small white head. The aroma is sweet caramel. The taste is overly sweet with a slightly spicy finish.
tom10101 (1797) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12 oz). Clear deep amber with a small beige head and light lacing. Aroma is of earthy notes, nuts, caramel, rye/spices and mineral presence. Taste is slightly sweet with nuts, caramel, spices, rye and mineral notes. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Clean and crisp. A tad oily. Very easy drinking.