mcox90 (1538) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Blues & Brews. Poured dark orange with a small off white head. Malt forward nose, caramel and toffee. Flavor is the same with a hint of hops to keep the sweetness down a bit. Smooth bodied. Wouldn’t mind finding a 4/6 pack of this.
hampale (40) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed several cans fresh from the brewery. Comes across as a typical seasonal marzen with no unusually strong or weak points. Very drinkable for summer or fall. Purchased a 4-pack based on my initial tasting,
kevd193213 (874) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can. Light dirty brown/copper pour with a medium fizzy white head that leaves a nice soapy lacing. Aroma of sweet malt and oats. Medium bodied with a silky smooth finish. Very good American take on a marzen.
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can courtesy of AirForceHops. Sweet buttery caramel malt aroma. Clear copper with a large off-white head. Sweet bready caramel malt and very subtle weedy hops flavor. Light body, average carbonation.
beerbill (3377) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. can at Midtown in Newport, RI. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a moderate linen white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Mild aroma of lager yeast and malt. The flavor is lager yeast, malt and cracker. Crisp finish with mild bitterness. Medium bodied.
AirForceHops (3115) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16 oz. can. Dimpled mug shows a cloudy amber color with spotty lace/ Nose is dough and large amounts of sweet malts. Flavor is all sweet, bready malts. A very weak bittering unit is there when it’s real warm but you can not taste it even when it’s just chilled. The body is thin. It’s relatively easy to drink because it does not have much going on. Not bad, just real simple.
ROBC3366 (614) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not my favorite fall selection. Starts a lil sweet and finishes bitter. Not much in between and i wont be a repeat buyer
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auerbrau (3166) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 25, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
16oz Can, purchased at Wakefield Liquors. Light Munich malt aroma. Flavors are immediately sweet and have some of that nice Munich/Vienna grain sweetness, but then it gets wiped out by a staunch and somewhat detracting bitterness that seems out of place in a style that so typically lacks bitterness. Technically, this is an ale, as are so many American renditions of a style that trodden upon because so many American breweries make sweet, ale-fermented nods to tradition, which is unfortunate, because a good Oktoberfest is a good show of malt. This however, is not.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at the brewery. Dark orange red pour with a big white head. Aroma is sweet malt, a bit of caramel, some crisp straw notes and a bit of breadiness. Flavor is similar, smooth yet crisp, light fruit notes. Good beer.
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served on draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy amber color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel, raisin, chocolate and herbal hops. The taste is sweet malts with a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. A slight bit too sweet but still decent.