Cylong72 (2) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2008 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Seems like everyone else has it pretty straight on the taste, smell, and look all revealing about the same, sweet, flavorful, and looks great. What I have failed to read is; I have had my share of 1878 at both room temperature as well as chilled and it goes down smooth either way. Which I personnaly have used to rank my beers.If you can drink it warm and still enjoy it, it is a great beer. Granted yes I prefer a nice chilled bottle after a good days work or even yet on a nice hot day picnicing, however, if I do happen to grab a bottle that has been sitting out it still tastes good. Try to say that about our Coors Light or Bud Products. No competition.
Hinez57 (173) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to my world traveling co-worker Bill for this nice brew! Mmmm nose is nice bready with a little hop spice coming through. Looks great in the glass with pale color and nice white foam. Doesn’t disappoint in flavor which is malty and wheaty. While not as strong as the aroma would suggest, a bit of floral and spice is apparent, very subdued. Nice mouthfeel. Overall a rally nice beer. I’m not sure how this fits into the Marzen category, thinking it’s a bit light in color but otherwise okay. A very nice very very drinkable brew. Schlante!
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thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 Pours a mid-golden color. Thick white head. Aroma is sweet, slightly malty. Taste is smooth and flavorful. Malty, but balanced and sweet, but not too sweet. Slightly bitter, but not too bitter. A Generally tastey Marzen. Better than any I’ve had in the State thus far though.
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml fliptop bottle: pours clear deep golden yellow witha coupe inches of white head. Mild herbal hop aroma with a bit of wet cardboard. Flavor is full with hops, some apple, and some wet cardboard. Flavors intensifed as it warmed up. Decent beer but nothing worth seeking out.
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just brought this back from my trip to Germany.
Pours a very clear bronze with a one and a half finger head that fades slowly to a thick layer of foam, leaving behind a thick sheet of lace. Unfortunately, the head completely fades away after a little while.
Smell; somewhat grainy and malty, with some hints of apples. There’s also some hints of hops in there, but not real strong.
Taste; I’m not a huge Pils fan, but this actually tastes pretty darn good. This has a fairly strong graininess to it that I find appealing. The apples that I noticed in the aroma come out a touch more strongly in the flavor as well as a little hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, which is thicker than I would have expected from a Pils, and pretty darn drinkble.
BelgianBeerGal (2965) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
.5L swing-top bottle. Clear, darker golden colour. Good carbonation leading to a medium head, but no lacing. Nothing oustanding in the taste, just an average flavour.
pivnizub (8548) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bügelverschlußflasche: Light amber coloured, slightly hazy, stable off-white head; honey, sweet-malt and a tinge of toasted malt in the nose; mild sweetish and very light bitter flavour, light bodied, but a bit sticky; mild, sweetish-malty finish. A rather bland and boring stuff......
MoritzF (8247) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(swing top bottle) Slightly hazy orange to amber coloured hue with a minimal off-white foamy head. Slightly sweet and dusty malty aroma with faint traces of honeyish fruitiness and resiny hops. Light-sweet flavour, medium to light body, smooth carbonation; slightly papery malt character with a touch of honey and perfumed hops. Very light bitter, papery malty finish. Rather disappointing.
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (500ml best before 06.01.07). Thanks to my friend Austin for bringing this back from Germany in his luggage. Clear amber-gold with a solid foamy-fizzy white head. Sweet aroma, sweet cereal grain, grape, perfumy hops, buckwheat honey - seems a bit sweet for a dunkel, but I find it very appealing. It’s like nectar! - sweet, floral, perfumy and a solid undercurrent of light but insistent perfumy/floral hops. Sticky, sryupy mouthfeel, virtually no carbonation, quite a sweet finish, but it’s a quick finish, no aftertaste - I’m pretty sure this isn’t really anything like a dunkel - seems more like a mead to be honest - but nice.
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a medium white head. Light sweet malty, hoppy aroma and a sweet malty, straw, hoppy taste. Medium body with a light sweet finish.