ReggieDunlap (2898) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear light amber with a medium white head. Aroma has light toasty caramel and toffee but not too sweet. Flavor follows suit and adds some hay, wheaty and biscuity notes. Mouthfeel is full and the finish is malty hay with a faint touch of hoppy grass/spice.
swoopjones (5250) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Blue Monk, copper colored pour. malty, bread nose and aroma. very smooth flavor, very balanced. one of the best marzens ive had
Johnsense (676) - - SEP 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bready, malt forward marzen. Clear gold pour with 1 finger head. Bread, grains, caramel aroma. Biscuity, bready and spicy. Moderate caramel sweetness and slightly bitter. Dry finish.
pete4999 (962) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY. Poured a clear deep orange. Has a pretty standard American marzen caramel smell and sweet taste, heavy on the malt. Good, but nothing to write home about.
Scrapersnbeer (1392) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry, grainy, caramel aroma, close to brown ales. Orange color, unfiltered look. Great hard malt flavor, sticks around for some time. Okay bitter balance, in the proportion of the style. Really smooth body, just the right crispness. Best beer of this type so far this season.
JStax (2569) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half liter bottle thanks to lukaduke. Pours a hazed copper with a somewhat thin, soapy head of beige foam. The aroma has a bit of gingerbread, spiced bread biscuit malt going on. The taste is sweet with a touch of spice coming through. Lighter on the palate. Easy drinking.
czar (3683) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours clear medium dark golden with a small off-white cap, some retention and lacing. bready and lightly toasted hay-ish malts, nice peppery caramel leaking through with its hint of maple-like-non-artificial sweetness, very fruity-lager-like, tasty and spicy - cakey and quite dry (!), bitter herbs and grass, earthy leafiness. bright to average carbonation, light body - oily but not heavy, very nice crisp herbal-grassy-peppery finish. much enjoyed!
Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 Bottle at Sander’s in NYC. Pours clear gold with a creamy white head. Malty aroma, mild orange citrus. Light sweet flavor, moderate sweetness, bready malts. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Bready malt finish, mild yeast, faint toasted sugars. Very tasty beer.
Lukaduke (1677) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazy copper color with two finger of eggshell foam. On the nose it is doughy malts, grain and a light touch of citrusy grass. The palate follows with a big round malt backbone that full of wheat bread notes... touches of light bitter grass and a hint of citrus brightens the palate slightly. Long doughy finish.
johnnnniee (1955) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Andover liquors.
Pours a deep copper color with a huge white head that quickly dissipates to a cap. Smells of rich caramelized malts with lots of bready pilsner and subtle spicy floral hops for hints of balance. The flavor is rich sweet and malty with lots of melanoidin and hint of prunes and plum with a light earthy spicy hop flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Nice Marzen! Not overly hoppy like some American versions, but rich and malty like better German versions. I enjoyed the hell out of this beer.