ElDesmadre (1200) - Mikołów, POLAND - NOV 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from a trade with Cunningham. Although I am a traditionalist generally speaking, I regard this ’updated’ marzen to be far superior to the classic ones. Lovely hazy brown with a fluffy head. Aroma is pineapple, mango, peach, some lychee, grapefruit, floral, all over a layer of bready malts. Robust marzen body, very hoppy flavour and a true to style, medium bitterness. The finish gets unexpectedly dry which is this beer’s only small drawback - the malts reside before the throat which is why the finish seems a little bit hollow. Other than that, this would be a perfect marzen.
oh6gdx (19652) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Slightly hazy golden colour with a mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruity, some malty notes and mild herbal and rubbery notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, rubbery, some mild sweet maltyness as well as some slight toffeeish notes.
larsga (5814) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium offwhite head. Slightly hazy deep yellow body. Earthy
tropical fruit aroma with notes of menthol and old carpets.
Dry-sweet perfumy menthol and tropical fruit taste with spicy
caramelly notes. Mid-bodied. Faintly sharp mouthfeel. Dry
caramelly fruity minty aftertaste with earthy menthol
notes. (0.33l bottle, Systembolaget, Nordstan, Göteborg.)
kryon (1032) - SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with medium frothy white head
Aromas are bready, some citrus, hints of caramel
Nice lager taste, medium bitter, low to medium body
TheJestersBeer (1876) - SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy deep straw, with a white head.
Malty, spicy aroma, quite hoppy, yeasty notes, caramel, bread, citrus, wood (?), grapefruit.
Dry, medium body, medium to high bitterness, creamy CO2.
Malty, spicy taste, bread, caramel, hops, orange peel, yeast.
Slightly soapy mouth feel, creamy, almost oily. (2012-10-25)
thomat (1790) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden with a thick white head. Fruity and flowery tones. Malt, fruit and flowers. Medium body with a nice, balanced finish.
omhper (18350) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Clear amber, small head. Evident tropical fruit aroma. Fairly sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Sugar and mango some citrus. Mid bitter finish. Quite tasty, but with marginal connection to the style.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of fiuljin. Deep hazy amber pour with a thick white head. The aroma is lovely. Soft clean toasted malt and a touch of light caramel. Bready and well rounded. Clean and slightly herbal/minerally as well. There is a great freshness to the brew. Substantially hoppier than I was expecting but it works quite well. A really tasty brew.
LoFi (1432) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber, off-white head leaving lacing.
Aroma: hoppy, grainy, some grass, fruity, light spices.
Taste: grainy malt, sweet, lemon, fruity, medium bitter, chick peas in the finish.
Yeah, not bad.
larsniclas (5193) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Hazy amber with a large, white, bubbly head.
Flowery, perfume-ish aroma.
Sweet and malty with some licorice. Flowery, slightly citric hoppiness.