blipp (7902) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Empire State location. Pours amber with an off white head. Medium sweet malts, faint diacetyl, and light earthy and toffee notes. For the style, this one has all of the bad and none of the good.
davidm (2057) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Aromas of caramel, cherry, apple, and a hint of chocolate. Taste is sweet, with average length, and a touch of sourness. Palate is velvety, with a medium body. Amber, with a head that disappears.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - NOV 16, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled in NYC Times Square. A pretty good little brew. Easy drinking, quality malts.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at HB Burger w/ Deirdre. Malty brew... odd grape taste in the finish. Good but not crazy.
Jow (3276) - New York, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Heartland Brewery at 42nd and 8th. Not my favorite part of town but had hour to kill. Much darker then i expected. Taste of caramel malt and plent roasty notes. slight nutty chraacter and just right amount of bitterness. pleasanty surprised by this. pretty good.
DSG (11279) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 29, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(10/22/08) Draught sample at the brewpub at Empire State Building, New York. Clear deep amber color. Aroma of malt, some toastiness and light fruity hints. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel and butterscotch. Medium-bodied.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Union Square. Pours a dark color with clear appearance. Aroma very sweet but faint. Taste was malty with a little hop character. Very generic marzen- not much body but not too bad. Smooth palate but no aftertaste.
HighlanderOne (1178) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Heartland 51st. Hard to catch the aroma in the restaurant. Darker than I expected. Roasty malt flavor, some hops, very drinkable. Good finish.
tgncc (3085) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful color, mainly red, with purple and brown. very fall-like. Decent white head. The aroma is weak, and slightly off-putting. It’s mostly spicy, probably from hops, with some malyness. No many hops evince themselves in the flavor. The flavor is strongly caramel malts, with a slight hop bite. The finish is about the same. Decent marzen.
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great Octoberfest color, Good roasted malt flavor with a bit of counteracting bitterness. Aroma is almost undetectable. A better example of the style.