nuplastikk (3289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml flip top bottle. Hazy orange-tan body, thin white head. Butterscotch tinged aroma. Tastes a little old, faded. Sort of has a nice, cleanish body..but the flavors aren’t that great...funky fruity buttery tones that make it seem off...or maybe just cheap malt? Either way, not one I’d revisit unless I was in Germany.
ccex (799) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
$3.49 50cl swing-top bottle pours a clear golden color with small white head, a few rising bubbles and no lacing. Aroma is full of grainy, bready malts with some fruits. Taste is slightly bitter with some hops present in the finish - along with a slight metallic taste. Body is thin to medium without much carbonation. (This may have been an old bottle). Drinkable, but slightly disappointing. The packaging is the best part.
crossovert (4596) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I guess it is a Maerzen. There isn’t much info on it anywhere. 500ml returnable swing-top. I think it might have been brewed last year but haven’t seen it until now.
The smell is fruity with doughy notes. Slight toastiness. Some diacetyl. It isn’t 100% all there but decent.
The flavor is also quite fruity. It is rich in malty in the taste with a nice sweetness and some dough. The hops come through in the flavor with some low bitterness but a nice flavor. Nice mineral water body with some slight metallicness.
The flavor is pretty good on this one, not too bad.