Koelschtrinker (13117) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dunkler, würzig hopfiger Antrunk mit karamelligem Aroma. Mild herb, das Malz wird intensiver und steigt parallel zur Herbe. Lang anhaltender Nachgeschmack, mild bitter, etwas fruchtig. 11/12/11/11/9/11
Lubiere (11237) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A reddish amber beer with a thick moka head. A pleasant grassy malt aroma with chalky notes. In mouth, a smooth crisp biscuitty malt with classic German hops, grassy and fragrant, freshly made, classy. On tap at Octoberfest des Quebecois, Sept. 12 2010
mcberko (9752) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
750mL bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours hazy bright orangey amber with a beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, spices, nuts and sort of a vegetable quality. Flavour is quite mild, with toasted malt, nuts and that same mild vegetable quality. Pretty dull / weak.
Sammy (9686) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very decent drinking beer, sent to me from all places Alberta and Presario. Pours a good sized head, creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation right there,a good lager. No smoke detected.Neutral aroma, and a little complexity between some bitterness and malts.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hazy amber-red pour with a thick sticky white head. The nose is a little bit nutty with a bit of light yeastiness. Sort of an herbal hoppy aroma. Flavour is softly sweet with a kiss of herbal hoppiness. As it warms it opens up a really lovely crackery malt sweetness. Chewy and fairly sweet with more herbal hoppiness than would be considered typical. Despite these oddities, it’s a really impressive beer.
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2009-02-19. Hazy reddish brown body with a modest tan head. (3+) Odd aroma is herbal/vegetal and doesn’t really warrant further investigation, mild note of cigarette butt. Flavour has similar earthy herbal notes to the hops, sweet malt base is tough to pull out. Average plus palate is lightly carbonated. I’m done here. Odd. Disappointing offering from a brewery that has done much better in the past. Bottle shared by Garthc*nticus
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Minutious earthy hop waves brush a fruity toasted malt cove, as their spicy spindrift relentlessly poeticizes this distinguished unfiltered Märzen.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sturdy inch of foam stays atop the cloudy cherry red.
-The fruitiness is redolent of dried berries and raisins, as it delves into near-caramel sweetness.
-The malt character has a lot of personality, and as such may not emulate the usual Märzen, but who cares? This is beautifully drinkable and expertly crafted.
-The malts could be a tad crisper for my tastes.
-The peaceful big bubbles complement the comfortable body, increasing drinkability.
-A slight mineral character is perceived early on, but it is harder to perceive after a few gulps.
-That finish is really compelling!
DuffMan (8062) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Rockley. Hazy orange amber, generous golden bubbly head with impressive staying power and lacing. Sweet toffee and green hop aroma, reminds me of alfalfa for some weird reason. Nice toffee malt flavour with solid grassy hop finish. Really tasty.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2007-20090219] 750mL bottle. Spicy heavy yeast aroma with lots of grains and dusty plastic, some boiled brussels sprouts, wet/mild smoke and creamed corn. Hazy, amber brown body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head. More grainy chocolate and creamed corn and brussels sprouts flavour with light earthy lima beans. Medium body. Very odd aroma but surprisingly interesting.
(c/o garthicus a.k.a. garthicxnt, w/ him, blankboy, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)
blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o garthicus. Pours a hazy orange-amber with an average size creamy off-white head. Odd aroma is vegetal, like squash or mashed green peas, along with caramel malt. Flavour of caramel malt, slightly toasty, along with some fruit and light herbal hops. Average to medium bodied. A pretty odd beer -- not bad, not great -- just odd.