smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Modest head, but it recedes in a rocky fashion. Deep copper color; very clear. Some ring lace.
Lots of caramel aroma; light alcohol in the background. No notable hop (good for a marzen).
Far drier than the smell lets on. Also, this features a good hop finish. The body is typical of the style, which is to say it’s lighter than an equivalently colored ale. The aftertaste is well-balanced, while the sipping flavor is lightly toasted malt, similar to "red" beers. Overall, a very pleasant and easy-to-drink brew.
cheap (5118) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy lite brown. Soapy smell at first. Then goes candy sweet on olfactory. Soap carries over to first taste and then it morphs into a smokey background. oily soapy palate, almost like an ale. Quite rude at times even tho my drinken buddy likes this unique stuff. Yes, discerningly malt, choco carab.
thegreenrooster (3860) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a cloudy brown with a large foamy white head. Aroma is very grainy with a lot of caramel malt following. Flavor is some burnt malt with a bit of toffee and caramel. Pretty spot on for the style and holy crap a decent one by magic hat!
Maverick34 (2876) - New York, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Ambery aley more so than lagery, floral, caramel, with some grassy notes.
stephenj007 (119) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour is copper red/brown, just a touch of haze, with a thin tan head that quickly dissipates to a ring. Pleasant aromas of sweet malts, a bit of grass and pine nuts. Carbonation was fizzy and soft. Flavors were very good, mild roasted nuts, brown sugar, quality malts and a bit of mild spice. Very minimal hops presence. Finish was smooth and satisfying. I like this beer, and could easily finish off another one in short time. Overall a very good quality brew of this style, that I enjoyed alot.
nick76 (4366) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is like grain husks and brown sugar with grassy hops. The appearance is a nice deep amber with a large head. The taste is like cereal with a bit of paper and a bitter finish. The palate is right for the style. Overall it’s nothing special.
djd07 (8291) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a medium creamy beige head that lasts ahile leaving good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a fruity malt with caramel. Thin mouthfeel with a dry fruity malt with light toast and a nice dry finish. Easy to drink a good Vienna from Magic Hat.
HonkeyBra (3991) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark orange amber pour with thin off white whisps of a head. Strong aroma of cereal grains, light vegetable notes, dirty in a bad way. Flavor is strong syrupy caramel, some grains. It gets a bit clunky on the palate, fizzy yet thicker, Kind of a lame one here. Tastes pretty fake. Weird.
joebudzjoe (672) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 28, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Monster B’s. The poor’s man Brooklyn Lager. Surprisingly a bland offering from Magic Hat.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 28, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a fizzy amber with a small yellow head that dissipates like soda. No lace. No retention. Aroma is toast, brown sugar, some chemicals. Taste is burnt toast, chemicals, old pancake syrup, artificial candies. Yuck.