FROTHINGSLOSH (5136) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draft at the Monroeville PA location this beer poured a ruby caramel color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma was tangy, sweet, and malty. The flavor was rich sweet malts with a light fruity hop undertone and a long malty finish. A nice robust Oktoberfest.
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the better beers I’ve had lately. The perfect blend of malts. A good cherry wood color appearance and a pleasant aroma. A very solid choice.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
DC Location - Sparkling copper, foamy light tan head. Rich buttery caramel, freshly toasted bread, toffee, with a hint of grains waft into my "cleared by Nasonex" nasal passage. Damn Autumn allergies. Flavor almost matches aroma with malt taking over from the get go. Some German floral hops do round it out though with a late charge. Light to medium bodied, fizzy carbonation, malty finish. A good rendition of your typical O-fest marzen. Oom-pah-pah...errr....or something....
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
64 oz growler from the Lake Grove location. Deep orange-amber coloured beer with a thick off-white head. Deep rich malty aroma, some caramel and toffee with a touch of vanilla and tiny hint of nuttiness in the back. Flavour is well-balanced, sweet caramelly malts and some soft earthy noble hops in the back. Easy quaffing, great balance, just how a marzen should be.
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a cloudy amber with a head that fades rather quickly. It has an aroma of nuts, yeast, and caramlr hops. As you drink it there is a nice bitter initial taste and it has a good caramel coating in your mouth. The palate is very smooth and has a nutty finish to it. You can really taste the flavor of the nuts for quite some time after you drink it.
MaBeer1972 (1374) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2010 On-tap at Union Station Brewery. Very thin body and appearance. Surprisingly though, this brew had a nice sweet malty finish. Not bad on it’s own, but probably has more to do to compete with better brews of this style. RE-Rate: At the Cambridge Location. Somewhat better than the first one I had. Flavors were working well this night. RE-Rate #2: Had at Manchester CT location. Overall, a decent ’Fest. Slight uptick on the rating. A clean and malty brew.
DYCSoccer17 (3383) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at manchester, CT location. Slightly sweet aroma with a fruity deep cherry maltiness. Caramel is present as well. Transparent garnet-copper color with an off-white head. Very roasty, malty, and grainy with sweet notes to finish. Doesn’t really taste too much like a maarzen...
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh outta the tap from Framingham brewpub, then took home a growler as well. Apparently this is no longer just for autumn; though this was called marzen I'm entering it here because it's the same thing. Pleasant malty aroma. Medium body, nice balance of sweet and slightly roasted malt, spice. Slightly better than average American marzen. Enjoyable.
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Copper color - little head. Rich caramel aroma and flavor. Clean tasting. Malt lingers in the aftertaste. Nice and refreshing.
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured a dark orange/amber color. Bready/malty aroma and tastes. Some caramel. Average tasting Oktoberfest beer.