chickenflea (344) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear dark copper, with a finger of rich light tan head. This retains with a smooth creamy layer that leaves a nicely laced glass.
The rye shares equal billing with the malts in the aroma. A touch of spice and bread back them up. It’s a pleasant aroma, but subdued.
The taste is mosty sweet on the tongue, with a mix of bread, toffee, and light fruit. Some balancing earthy hops mix with the spiciness of the rye to finish this with a satisfying dry ending.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a slightly astringent creaminess. There is just enough of a light sharpness to the carbonation to keep this crisp in the mouth.
I don’t have a lot of experience with this style, so I can’t comment on it’s general quality. It is a very tasty brew. Refreshing and complex at the same time. A nice beer.
Arcadia (23) - DeLand, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from ABC. Pours a medium golden brown with a thin, quickly disappearing head and almost no lacing. Aroma is mostly malt; nutty and toasty. Maybe some yeasty leather as well. Flavor is pretty sweet throughout with a dry feel and boozy finish. Not a fantastic rye, but not bad, either. Acquire.
Beachmaster (163) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear reddish copper, with a small white head that fades quickly. No lacing. Nose is spice and malt. Taste is malt up front, with hints of cherry and earthy rye spice on the finish. Smmoth mouth feel, with a short, clean finish. Very nice.
fidelis83 (1997) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper to dark amber pour with a 1 finger off white head. Aroma is toasty grain, pale caramel, light nutty notes, spicy grain and spicy, herbal and floral hops. Flavor is caramel and toast up front, nice cereal, floral and citrus hops and a little cracker/bready malt. Light to medium body, creamy to neutral entry, medium carbonation and off dry, crisp, yet slightly slippery finish. Good stuff, definitely on the assertive side for a Märzen, but good.
Davros (1999) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a small lasting head.
Nose shows rye bready, sultanas, caramel, bready malt and hints of spicy cedar.
Creamy, nutty flavours with some bready malt too. Quite sweet.
jmohno (1117) - Iowa, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
POurs a light amber, golden pink. Typical short head light lace. Aroma is like an Oktoberfest malty but with a hint of spice, not much else minerally and a bit of sweetness caramel malts. Taste is minerally Oktoberfest, citrus and toast dry malts hint of orange and light fruit.. Smooth velvety, dry toasty bittersweet caramel, citrus, light herbal light pine. Not big on marzen and I just read description of how this is marzen based , wow I guess I know my beer sometimes! Rye is not real great on this and not really into it in a lager like this although its a decent beer.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"as a rye beer, this is quite good, although the rye is subdued. but, classified as a marzen, it’s epic. i don’t get the low balls. it’s rich in both flavor, aroma, and body for the style, with a dry earthy rye finish that adds another layer to a pretty straight forward variety. super super high drinkability with the touch of rye atop a toasted malt profile. very nice, and better than i expected!"
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice amber/orange pour with an off white head. Earthy malts with a piney/citrus hoppy aroma flavor. Malts tend towards almost doughy in this one. Nice medium body, interesting beer.
apotekhin (79) - ISRAEL - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of rye bread with light roastiness and wet soil. Flavor is clean and clear with some caramel and clear rye presence. Aftertaste of Russian rye bread. Reminds of home.
ARH (520) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap poured into a sampler glass. Notes of tangerine, grains, and a cleanser-like citrus peel come through on the nose with notes of lemon zest and pine. It pours a hazy caramel red color with a soapy white head that reduces to a soapy thin surface with a medium soapy ring. It leaves behind a light webby lace consisting of even, small-sized bubbles. The taste is a medium sweet with a medium bitter, the bitter seems to stand out a bit more. The slick, oily textured beer has a medium malty, citrus body with a moderate fuzzy carbonation. There’s a strong orange and grapefruit flavor in the mouth with notes of toasted grains, dry rye bread, and pine at the finish. There’s a citrus zest that appears with some pine in the aftertaste.
closey22 (935) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange amber with thin off white head; aroma is mildly grainy; Flava is tangy malty hints of roasty malt; feels light and crisp; finishes dry tangy malty