radagast83 (4781) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is light sweetness and a touch of spice, malts, some grains. Flavor was nice light grain notes, malts. Clean drinking.
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I love Highland brewery, but was highly disappointed in this lager. A transparent golden appearance with little ’oktoberfest’ aroma. Not my favorite seasonal!
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottles. One of the most boring beer styles out there and everybody and their brother feels like they need to brew one. It’s getting colder which already sucks and then you have to give us this shitty malty beer to make us feel better. This particular marzen aint bad by any means, it just happens to be the object for my rant on marzens. Sorry Highland.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Sam’s, Durham. Yet another marzen? Alas, yes for the most part. Pour fails to leave much of any impression at all, and the nose is malty and grainy. Prickly mouthfeel, and slightly more hops here than one often encounters in the style, which I guess is a plus. Still boring.
chinchill (1974) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2013 12 oz bottle, 2012 vintage, served in a Highland Brewing pint glass.
A wee bit different, with a slight darker orange-gold body and more flavor from noble hops than a typical Marzen. Crystal clear with a proper looking level of carbonation. The medium-high carbonation is well-chosen, and gives this beer a light crispness. The smallish off-white head has limited duration and leaves little lacing. The aroma features bready German malts with some spicy and herbal notes from the hops. The hops come more to the fore in the near semi-dry and lasting finish.
O - refreshing and very good for style. Would be nice with a large Bavarian pretzel.
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Pours amber in color with small head. Tons of sweetness. A little bread, hops and spice but way to much sweetness.
jaymobrown (1680) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Wow, terrible. Not completely awful, but I would not recommend this to anyone. Doesn’t taste like a marzen, more like a pale ale. Bland and boring.
pumpmaster (1139) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
3 ounce sampler at the Grovetoberfest Miami beer festival 10/13/12. Very good!
Patrickctenchi (3837) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy, amber-brown with a short tan head.
Scent is caramel and bread.
Taste is a mild, sweet, slightly spiced bread....
Malt and Caramel.....
Nice hop notes at the finish....
Simple, but very good.
Aurelius (4247) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright, light cherry gold. Clear. Rich red ale flavors, thought this was an alt or something, but hard to place as a marzen. Sweet, but not too sweet, apricot flavors. Light body, creamy mouthfeel. Enjoyable. On tap, Liberty Taproom, Columbia.