can8ianben (1285) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Alright, fairly normal - similar to the Sam Adams version. There isn’t much to say about this one, typical dark amber colour, strong malts, subtley hopped.. good seasonal.
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2005 version and major change over the past: Coppery hue with a small fading head and some lace. The aroma has notes of caramel and toasty malts, hints of plum and apple, honey, and a bit of grassy hops. The taste is surprisingly fruitier than expected, lots of caramel apple at the forefront. Grassy and earthy notes as well. Not really coming off as a tradtional marzen even has it is malty. The feel is quite average and a bit watery, the bump of ABV to 6% still does not show. An okay brew and I finished the growler with ease.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is all malt, caramel and slightly roasty. Surprisingly thin bodied. Malts are raosty but faint. Taste just sort of lingers. No evidence of the hops, really watery.