ChainGangGuy (4121) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a clear amber body with a thin, bubbly white head.
Smell: Altogether mild aroma of toasted malts with light notes of apple and flowers.
Taste: Toasty maltiness with a mild sweetness and a hint of red apple peel. Vaguely floral hop character with little bitterness provided. Crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A fine, easy-drinking beer. Why, it’s schild’s play!
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Schild Brau
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
hazy amber, wispy beige head,
sweet bready caramel malt aroma with nice earthy balance,
sweet malt flavor, lots of bready character, caramel sweetness is well balanced with the earthy hops,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin ring of white head. Sweet grainy caramely German malty nose has a touch of noble hoppiness. Body starts lightly sweet with some hay and earthy notes and some caramel toward a thinner finish. Pretty true to style and drinkable.
Bockyhorsey (2607) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle coutsey of pepsican. Aroma had some spicey bitter and toasted grains. Amber body with decent head. Flavor was sweet bitter to start with. Flavor got more of a malted caramel from middle to finish with a sweet mild bitterness aftertaste. Decent brew and first from Iowa rated.
BrianHagmeier (296) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2010 Re-rate: Perfection! love the changes in the beer in the past couple of years. It’s just getting better and better. I feel lucky to have this brewery so close to home!
Beautiful red pour with a medium head and lacing. Nice malt and grain aroma. Very sweet malt flavor with a hearty body that ends a little bitter sweet.
beachbum25 (1084) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle-Trade w/pepsican. Pours a clear amber color w/a slight head & good lacing. Roasted malt aroma. Flavors of roasted malt, toffee, caramel, & bread dough. Solid, easy drinking brew, more of an everyday drinking Amber Lager (they call it a Lager), not one of those special, one off, Oktoberfests. Very Yuenglingish! Definite session brew, slight bitter finish. Thanks for this one Andy!
JK (3966) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a good lager. Amber color. Dry, medium bodied malt flavor with some caramel. I thought it was more of a Vienna than a marzen.
Brigadier (2230) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Thirsty Troll Brewfest
If there was a theme to this festival it would be "oktoberfest/marzen". Almost everybody had one including Millstream. This was one of only two beers they had to offer so I saved it for last. It’s not the best example I have had but it would be ideal for quenching a thirst.
Aroma / Appearance - Malt and caramel take the guise of wet leaves blended with cereal grains. A semitransparent copper body sat peacefully in the glass below a dirty offwhite head.
Flavor / Palate - A full bodied infusion of caramel give it some kick before an earthiness took over. A hint of bitterness was just enough to keep it in check. I wasn’t blown away by what it had to offer but it got the job done. This is probably an average benchmark by which to compare other marzens.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear deep amber-copper color, just a bit towards the brown side. Slight head, minimal lace, absent any real aroma. Decent caramel malt flavor and easy to drink, but there is a spice and alcohol presence (both of which linger into the aftertaste) that seem a bit out of place.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color with lively carbonation. Light caramel and roasted notes. Fizzy light bitterness in the finish. Just o.k