BeerandBlues2 (8456) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear copper with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and toast malt with spicy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation
ContemplateBeer (1344) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle labeled "Eso Marzen" and at 4.6%- hope this is right! Got this from Old Town Wine and Spirits in Louisville, KY @ 2.99. Aroma is pretty straight forward bread with a fairly present earthy, herbal saaz-ish quality, some nuts as well. Appearance is amber/copper with sticky bone head. Flavor is bread, earthy and herbal with a touch of butter; the finish is lightly bitter, lightly sweet. Palate is medium, creamy and soft. Drinkable, but not something I’d bother seeking out again.
Patrickctenchi (2494) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper with a thick, light tan head.
Aroma is caramel malt, toasted bread.
Flavour is creamy caramel malt.
A little grassy/herbal bitter.
Many thanks to the mighty Shrubber for getting me back to 100% on styles.
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home picked up at Mile High Denver. Pours a dark burnt orange appearance with a fluffy, cream colored head. Caramel, mild burnt sugar, somewhat metallic, herbal, fairly earthy aroma. A touch fruity, lightly buttery, sweet caramel malty flavor. Ehhh.
queenholly (2414) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dusty caramel malt aroma. Clear amber with a moderate off-white head. Toasty, slightly sweet caramel malt flavor. Light body, soft carbonation.
shrubber85 (6509) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (labeled Eso-Märzen). Caramel malt and hay aroma. Amber with moderate head. Slightly sweet caramel malt and bitter hay flavor. Pretty good - a bit light.
Steve_0 (1926) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the in-laws. Pour is clear amber with a small tan head and decent lacing. Sweet malts, somewhat husky, grassy, light caramel, sweet corn, lightly earthy, and bready aroma. Taste is sweet, malty, caramelly, grassy, straw, husky, corny, and earthy with a light bitter finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. Not bad.
HenrikSoegaard (9750) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Strong chocolate notes. Average light bitter finish. Watery palate.
wlajwl (3327) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is malts and grittiness/earthy. The flavor is earthy malts, bread and a mix of citrus and caramel in the finish.
gunnfryd (9318) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is butterscotsch, caramel, roasted malt. Flavour is butterscotsch, roasted malt, caramel, hop, fruit. Medium body. Ordinary beer.