bkurtz (621) - - OCT 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a clear amber with a smallish head. Semi-sweet malts and no bitterness. A vedry average beer at best.
bellco33 (46) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass: Pours redish brown with a one-finger white head. I love the color. Aroma is roasted, nutty, and sweet smelling. Taste is roasted, nicely balanced malt with a little bit of hop. Not overly sweet, tastes a little nutty / bitter on the back end. Medium bodied and a good amount of carbonation, it’s a pretty nice beer, especially for a marzen.
trapped (455) - TURKEY - OCT 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drought. Amber color with small beige foamy head, bread aroma, slightly bitter metallic taste, medium carbonation, abrupt finish. A bit disappointing with its taste.
BeebopToledo (21) - - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wonderful brown color, thin head. Chocolate malts are a little too much for a VMO in my opinion.
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Nero55 (256) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Amber with small off white head. Aroma of caramel and malt. Light body with caramel and roasted malt notes with some malt sweetness. Not bad but not great.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear copper in color with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, bread and a slight astringency. Sweet caramel flavor with a slight pear character, giving way to a dry roasty and bready finish.
rangerred (788) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear dark copper with a one finger off-white head which fades to a few splotches. Some streaks of lacing on the glass.
Lots of caramel noticable in the aroma along with the unmistakable aroma of German hops. A little roast in there too.
The caramel malt really jumps out in the taste along with the bit of chocolate malt that is used. Earthy hops are very in your face as is the bitterness which is quite a bit higher than in other Marzens I have had. Sweetness is held in check nicely with just a touch of stickyness and lingering bitterness in the finish.
Overall, this is definitely an "Americanized" verison of the style but I quite like it. A little more bitterness and roast and it works very nicely.
seth_lfod (254) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle. Smell is bready, caramel, spices, and slight Euro hops. Taste is a bot roasty malts, no hop presence, and again a pretty clean beer with nothing memorable to comment on.
wlajwl (3344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is bread/malts, berries and a small hint of spice. The flavor is berries/raspberries, malts, mild sweetness and a mix of smooth and tart in the finish.
EithCubes (4420) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, enjoy by 12/15/13. Nose is crackery, roasty with light hop spice. Pours beautiful amber-orange with a sudsy tan head. Taste is sweet with light bitterness that picks up to medium as the roast increases, a little charred chocolate/caramel malt with Munich, of course, nutty, dank hop spice, crisp medium body with a touch of astringency at the far margin, light herbal in the tumbling malt swish and lighter citrus. Very pleasant, very unlike most Märzen and Oktoberfestbiere, but autumnal and repeatable.
BoostIPA (977) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear dark amber, almost read. Puffy off-white head that lasts a while. Nutty and malty aroma. Taste is malt forward, sweet. Pretty meh.