fishonmyplane (280) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My favorite Marzen! Usually I find this style of beer to be overly malty, fairly simple, and lacking enough hops for balance. But this one is complex with hints of cherry, and a unique flavor from the rye. I don’t find the rye to be spicy, but "earthy" is a good description, and I taste some raisins in there too.
Chrishrt30 (61) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice thick white head in a golden red highly carbonated beer.
Spicy and floral, a nice fresh malt and hop aroma.
Light, spicy and sweet, Thai food in a glass. Mellow fruits, pineapple and watermelon, mixed with nice spicy hops.
The finish is crisp and the light malt gives the beer a slightly spicy bitter finish.
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harrymel (1096) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber color with a transient light cream foam and excellent clarity; no lace. Smells of honey, munich malts and some tea like character. Nice nose. Flavor follows with some sweet honey malts and a little bit of tea like character from hops/malts. Body is a little heavy (expected from addition of Rye) with light carb and a semi dry finish. Nice beer, would drink on a pint special.
Serving type: bottle
OPIE788 (76) - - DEC 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured amber red with a white head. Maly and caramel in the nose. Sweet malt coats the tongue. Not terrible.
ajnepple (1118) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s. Brown appearance with a small head. Mild aroma of rye spice, caramel, sweet malts and an earthy hop bitterness. Similar flavor with a light to medium body and a crisp, dry finish.
jcnielsen (1330) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish-amber color with white head. Grainy, peppery, caramel aromas. Spicy, grainy, malty flavors. An interesting take on a rye version of marzen. Not bad.
ilovedarkbeer (2149) - 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 (1263) - 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 (1737) - 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 (2392) - 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.