emobassfoo (178) - Webster, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Rated while drinking: Chestnut color with a fluffed-up head. All for show. Smells like the bock I just had from this brewery. Sweet malts. More cereal water. Not offensive, but I could probably get drunk off of water a bit faster.
generallee08 (530) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
The body has an amber color with very good clarity and some visible carbonation. On top sits a light fluffy white head that quickly fades to a very thin covering that make some spotty slick lace on the glass. Its aroma is very light and there is little to describe. I only noticed a very faint malty sweetness in the nose. There is a light sweet malty grain and husk flavor with some corn or cooked vegetable notes and just a hint of diacetyl. This is balanced by a touch of grassy hops and an odd astringent flavor as well. It finishes dry and clean. The palate has a fairly light body with an average borderline fizzy carbonation.
BVery (5937) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Bottle from Brandon - thanks. Hazy brownish amber pour with a small head. Slightly caramel sweetness but watery.
wlajwl (3745) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather dark for a Marzen, the aroma is slightly nutty malts and bread. The flavor is bread, slightly nutty malts, a hint of fruit and mild sweetness in the finish. Thinner in body and flavor than I’d prefer, it was passable enough.
Cybercat (3198) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma has a fruity core and hints of malt and caramel. It pours a pretty clear amber with a fluffy, if typical, white head. Flavor has fruity and malty tones with a hint of caramel - not remarkable, but definitely drinkable. Smooth texture has average body and average fizziness. Not outstanding, but still enjoyable. A good party beer.
doubelknv3 (968) - Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber with off white creamy head. Mild hop and mild caramel aroma. Full bodied, caramel, lemon hop , and mild fruit flavored. Hop bitter finish.
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delnoche (441) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12fl oz bottle poured into a dimpled mug. Amber with almost no head. Aroma is sweet, caramel and maple syrup. Flavor is sweet also with a modest balancing hops element. A bit more carbonation than I expected. Short finish Overall, a nice, drinkable beer.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep amber with a Coke-like lively body and thickness. Aroma is light pipe tobacco and roasted malt, with a hint of chocolate-covered marshmallow. Flavor is light smoked pipe tobacco with a hint of roasted coffee beans and light caramel. Decent mouthfeel. Not as bad as I thought it would be.
rougeau13 (1945) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber with a small off-white head that’s quickly gone. Aroma is burnt toast, butter, and caramel. Taste is light caramel and bready malt, somewhat sweet, but I can’t detect any "modest bitterness." Body is light and buttery. This is better than the other beers from the Beers of America pack, but still lacks complexity and re-buy appeal.
kidmartinek (3508) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark malty appearance. Short lived tan head. Nice aroma with a good presence of hops and balance of malt nose. Full flavor without being too heavy or malty. The hops, again, nicely balance this oktoberfest. Refreshing and satisfying.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pale märzen color with an even paler märzen tinted off white head.
it smells awfully buttery... there’s some iced tea florals, caramel-y grain, wood and beaten up apples in the aroma as well.
the flavor has hints of mineral water/calcium, pumpkin pie-like bitter spices and a woody finish (and aftertaste) along with the aroma notes... kinda sweet and fruity.
the body is lighter than i’d like though it is crisp and herbaceous. again, meh. 5/3/5/3/10/2.6