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RATINGS: 1155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bavarian barley slow roasted, caramelized to a rich, red amber color combined with the purest spring waters from the Alps, exclusive yeast and the finest Hallertau hops.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (14811) - DENMARK - AUG 25, 2011
Bottle. Dark golden/brown with medium off-white head. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, hops, bread, little sweet and a little bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (13969) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2008
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop. Flavour is dry malt, hop, hay, apple, roasted, caramel. OK beer, but nothing more.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (13826) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Aroma of caramel malt and apple? Amber color with a white head that was respectable and laced in a mild way. A bit thin bodied, and mild, crunchy carbonation with apple flavor? Grape? Some kind of light fruit. Verly slightly sweet. Floral hop really makes this nice. It is just so clean and refreshing. Very tasty.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (13276) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 14, 2009
500ml bottle (BeerAngel) - stolen off Jarkko at work - thanks!
Rich reddy brown, healthy head. At first a slightly plasticky aroma, but as it warms the malts fill out, and it becomes quite grainy eventually. Pleasant carbonation, refreshing palate. Taste initially a bit metallic. As it warms, again, the softer malts come through and it’s a pleasantly husky graininess that you’re left with. Half a litre disappeared very quickly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (13254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
On tap at PIB 2016, pours a clear copper golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out cereal malt and bready notes, barely any hops. Flavour brings out toasted chestnuts upfront, with a fair amount of bready and cereal malt sweetness. Clean and well-made. This is how you do a marzen. Solid.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13244) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Draft in Florida. Poured a copper color with small creamy off-white head that was lasting. Good well balanced toasted aroma. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Moderate sweet flavor with an average finish. Good brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2004
Sparkling light amber body with big off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, molasses, caramel, some toasty. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, molasses, light earthy, faint herbal. Finish has very mild bitterness. Light-medium body with a hint of stickiness. Ok, but a bit too sweet to me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (12910) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2009
Bottled, swing top, 500ml from Westholme Stores, Goring on Thames, Oxon. Copper with white head. I really quite enjoyed this marzen, fruity full bodied, soft and pulpy in character, some caramel without getting dry, a little sweetish, but not much in the way of hops. Quite reasonable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (12763) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2013
50cl fliptop bottle [thanks to bierkoning] @ home. Clear dark orange color, medium sized white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma and taste are malts, caramel, a soft sweetness, lightly bread, figs. Medium body and carbonation. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2003
(Bottle) Pours an amber color with a thick, frothy white head. Well-balanced medium-bodied beer with hints of carmel.


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