GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - MAR 21, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I got this in a sample pack. Pretty simple for a marzen. Not a lot of flavor. Similar to the Pale Ale from Michelob, not interesting, not special, but not undrinkable. It’s just there.
generallee08 (767) - New York, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The head is has a slightly off white color and it builds up thick and foamy. It slowly fades down to a wispy thin layer that just hangs on until the end. There is very little lacing to speak of. The body has a light golden amber color with very good clarity. Its aroma is light and has a sweet grainy character with a very mild hop presence. The flavor has a simple light grain and mild sweetness with a good balance of earthy and floaral hops. The texture is smooth and slightly slick with mild carbonation. Its body is about medium.
Shanebrews (274) - Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The word that most describes Michelob Marzen is ’balance’. The beer displays everything expected from the style without being exceptional at anything. It is very smooth, a little hoppy, and pleasant and drinkable.
Lemke10 (947) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This Marzen from Michelob is a good place to start if you’re looking to try an Oktoberfest beer. It pours a medium amber color with a semi-weak scent of spices. Upon tasting it has a mild taste of spices like clove and cinnamon that drinks rather smooth. This beer would greatly be improved with a little more texture and spices. Not one to rave about, but it is decent.
edgallow (3380) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle pours yellow with a white head. Aroma and taste of caramel malts. Pretty basic beer.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with a nice off-white head. Aroma of off malts with hints of caramel and grain. Thin and watery a slight sweet malt flavor. Metallic finish like most A-B products with a hint of grass/hay. Not horrible but not much to like.
seymour (1830) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted from bottle into nucleated pint glass. Poured a clear copper color with creamy white head which quickly dissipated, no lace. Faint aromas of rich German malt, noble hops and fruity fermentation. Flavor was malty-sweet balanced by hops bitterness and perhaps some roasted barley. Flavor hinted at bread, toast, brown sugar, toffee. Light body and somewhat watery mouthfeel, dry lager finish. Not as much body, complexity, or alcohol as a true Oktoberfest/Märzen, but still tasty. Probably one of Anheuser Busch’s better offerings.
thirdeye11 (5952) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle thanks to Mora2000) clear pale yellow with a film of thin bubbles. Nose of socks, apples and grain. Taste of sweat, butter, and apples. Crisp carbonation with an odd/bad linger.
rougeau13 (2466) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amberish with a small head and an aroma of light caramel malt and the taste of a caramel malt (as opposed to adjuncts) budweiser. Thin bodied. Basically a serviceable macro.
BillWyce (940) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours clear orangey-amber with an off-white head. Mild caramel aroma with some yeastiness. Palate was a bit on the thin side. Mild caramel sweetness with some oat notes. A touch of yeast in the finish. Not that great, but better than I expected it to be...
bhensonb (13609) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a real discount store. Pours amber with a creamy light beige head. Medium caramel aroma. Med body. Flavor is rather toffee, perhaps with a touch of diacetyl. There’s some decent noble hop bitter. It actually has some bitter in the finish.