ChrisSc (438) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle into tulip glass. Minneapolis.
Appearance: Copper in color. Transparent. Small white head quickly reduces to nothing.
Aroma: sweet malts
Taste: Mild sweetness turns into mild bitterness. Not overwhelmingly strong in any attribute.
Palate: Light body with a thin texture. flat carbonation. Short finish.
Overall: An average marzen. Not very memorable. Not exceptional in any category. Fairly weak flavor, even for the style. Still, very drinkable.
youdictategood (436) - Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Single bottle, Total Wine. Pours a coppery orange with a fairly large white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, a little fruit. Taste has the same characteristics - pretty mild. Bitter ending. Pretty average for the style.
maltman53 (433) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a copper color, aroma malty sweetness and biscuity scent, finishing refreshingly true-to-style for a Marzen.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ar: Hint of toasted malt, very clean.
Ap: Crystal-clear amber - small light-tan head with decent retention and a sudsy cap of foam.
T: Sweet caramel and some toasted malt - medium sweet, some grassy pils - low bitterness, finish is slightly earthy hops and slick caramel - astringency, too.
P: Medium body with medium carbonation - finish is dry.
O: Decent o-fest, but the caramel flavor is just too prominent, and the astringency is less-than-welcome.
TomTron (427) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice copper color with a thin white head. Aromas of malts and more malts. Flavor is basically the same but the carbonation is a lot more soft than I was expecting. No detectable hop presence but for this style, that’s expected. Leaves an oily mouthfeel and has a bit of a watery finish but it’s not a bad offering at all.
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice example of an Oktoberfest beer. Nice mouthfeel, good malty flavor, good after taste.
Ataraxia (416) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Burnt amber in color. Sweet aroma of apples, pears, oranges, and honey with floral notes. Also, caramel and bread malts. Tastes less sweet than it smells. A bit bitter in the aftertaste. Pretty good for a lager.
weitz15 (406) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber pour with an off whit head. Aroma of citrus and light hops. Medium light body, accompanied by a brisk, crisp palate. Flavor is lacking, however.
Goblincat (394) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sugary rock candy aroma, maybe some hops or caramel in there. The taste is similar. It’s decent for what it is.
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Cap Ale House. Nice looking reddish orange amber color. Off white head. Aroma is malty, grainy. Caramel and toastd malt flavor with light spice character. Standard malty marzen with a slight grainy taste.