MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5l bottle, with an illustration of a wild boar raising a glass. Got this from my brother-in-law, but don’t know where he got it. Light tan thin creamy head that disappears very quickly, clear amber/copper body. Aroma is faint caramel malt, straw, cereal grains, and faint brazil nuts. Flavor starts nutty and grassy, then grainy malt, and some weak caramel malt. Body is thin and a bit watery. Low carbonation. Nothing too exciting, but would go nice with a light end-of-summer meal. DocLock is probably spot on with the fish & chips. Octoberfest is right around the corner!
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s dark amber with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of caramel, fruit and hints of nuts. The flavor has a light to moderate sweetness with notes roasted malt, caramel, nuts and fruit. The finish is slightly roasted. Pleasant.
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to John for this one! 500 ml bottle into a pint glass. 5.2% indicated on bottle, and a 2009 best-by date. Ah well.
A: Pours a darker amber color. There’s also a lot of unattractive sediment in the pour, also. The head is a two finger white shade with a fairly bubbly yet creamy texture.
S: Sweet - like a good dunkel, really. Notes of caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, banana, bubblegum, and wheat abound here.
T: Interesting how Ratebeer calls it a marzen: I’d be more in tune to call it a dunkel. A sweet, caramel-forward opening is balanced somewhat by its crisp wheat finish. I even notice the slightest hint of hops - not bad for something that has to be 5 years old. Tones of musty cardboard indicate its age, though. Still, it’s held up well.
M: It has a decent body, with a wet lingering finish. A bit sweet and (perhaps) undercarbonated all told, but I can forgive that taking its age into consideration.
O: Given how old it is, it’s actually pretty good. I’d even seek out a fresh bottle, provided they exist.
GoufCustom (1071) - HONG KONG - FEB 24, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml bottle bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.
Clear deep amber brown colour; Three-quarter finger head and off-white foam which fades in 40 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation; Light aroma of malt, with caramel, light musty, dark bread, faint lemon and strong grass; Very light sweet taste of full malt, with light caramel, light molasses, dark bread, yeast, light lemon and very light grass; Light body, watery and slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is watery thin but quite malty amber lager, with some notable notes of caramel and molasses. Tasteof dark bread and yeasty. Hmmm…. Hoppiness is very grassy nose, faint lemony grassy hops in taste. Minimal bitterness, just malty dark bread finish; Fairly dry after taste, very easy to mouth.
Comments: This one has the traditional dark colour of Maerzen, but other than that, its weak body which affected the maltyness, and lack of hoppiness are real downer. Feels like a malty macro Amber Lager. As a Maerzen, it doesn’t work. Disappointing.
Hanuta06 (393) - Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Allendörfer.
Aroma: lightly malty.
Appearance: average-sized, frothy, off-white, initial head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, dark-amber body.
Taste: lightly sour, lemony initial flavor and lightly sweet finish with short duration.
Palate: light body, watery texture and soft-to-lively carbonation.
Overall: very good. Great taste, easy to drink. I would gladly drink this again.
kevnic2008 (9729) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark yellow color. Somewhat sweet, malty flavor, with caramel and some dried fruits. Rather bland and sweet, but ok.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brought home from Germany. Overall, a nice Marzen. A little weak on the scent, just some faint grain, but the pour was a beauty, copper with a bubbly white head. The mouthfeel was light and crisp, and the taste held a nice caramel hint over the grain. Well done.
McTapps (5734) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from IxI Getränkemarkt in Frankfurt. The beer has got a hazy golden-amber colour with a steady head and medium body. Aroma of hops and straw. Taste of mild hops, straw, mild fruits, basement, bread and nuts. Mild hoppy finish. Nothing special.
HaseZotzenbach (14) - Zotzenbach (Rimbach), Odenwald, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Das Keiler Urtyp kommt wie seine Weißbierbrüder in der gedrungenen, langhalsigen 0,5l-Bügelverschlußflasche zu mir. Ich konnte es fast nicht glauben, aber dieses Bier gibt es tatsächlich als Spessart-Exportartikel in viele Lebensmittelgeschäft-Einkaufszentren bei Asschaffenburg, Babenhausen und Hanau. Die Etikettierung hat wieder pergamentfarbigen Grund, hier mit beigebrauner (nicht sehr schicker) Umrandung. Auch hier lächelt ein Keilerkopf froh einem Bierglas entgegen, welches er in seinem „Pfötchen“ hält, das sieht einfach sympathisch aus. Gleiches gilt für den Inhalt: goldblond steht es im Glas, mit einem Stich ins rötliche, aber das Beste ist der feine, großzügige und wirklich stabile Schaum. Geschmacklich würzig-süffig, gut. Ja, diesen Urtyp kann man trinken – und auch Gästen anbieten. Ein leckeres und mildes Bier, das ist "Premium", endlich mal wieder ein "Premium", das diesen namen auch verdient. Ohne viel Worte, eins der besten deutschen Urtyp-Biere!!
To me this is the perfect lager. The malty grain flavor is exactly what I think of when I think of German lager. There is a hint of mature sweetness here. Aroma is very bready and grainy with a good amount of herbal and spicy noble hops. A bit of a toasty quality and something almost like a slight fruitiness. It is not sweet like candy or fruit but like the sweetness that you can taste from a carrot or ear of corn only after having abstained from artificial sugars for a week. I can’t see any way that you could make this taste better. Burnished gold, almost copper hue. Slightly Hazy amber color with a bubbly, white 1-inch head that settles to a thin film over the top. Lots of carbonation is present, and there is nice lacing on the glass. The color on this beer is great. This is one hell of a German Urtyp brew. It is tasty enough to remain interesting throughout the night, but it is light and simple enough to avoid commanding your attention or burning out your taste buds. Seriously, seriously drinkable!!!!!
SDalkoholic (2232) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Germany thanks to a friend: Pours a dark autumn orange topped with a short lived foam cap head. Aroma is tame and only allows for a slight whiff of caramelized malts and cereal grains. The beer drinks smooth across my palate with some heavy carbonation bubbles. As for the taste, there isn’t much happening other than a medium-bodied Oktoberfest with hints of caramelized malts. The finish has a bitter taste while also leaving behind a taste of sour residue around my lips.
MichaelAwesome (5729) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beer pours out in an amber colour with a mild carbonation and steady body. Aroma is herbs, hops and barley. Taste is hops, malt, straw, herbs, flowers and fruits. Malty finish.