rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear medium copper with a half finger white head. While the lacing is not really there, head retention is good.
Aroma has caramel and toast along with a healthy shot of wet glass. Very true to the style.
The flavor doubles down on the attributes in the aroma with a very nice biscuity malt character and awesome grassy hop flavors. Moderate bitterness balances out the malty sweetness and gives this great drinkability.
Overall, one of the better German Marzens available in the U.S. One of the standards of the style.
BeerBillyCLE (12) - Newbury, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice mellow Marzen. A hint of banana provides a sort of ’sheen’ to the dry malt flavor.
dlihcsnatas (413) - Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper colored brew that started with head but within seconds it fell down to a lace. Like a soda would do. Smells of roasted malt and tastes of roasted malt. Perfectly balanced to make it very chuggable. If I had a keg of this you could bet I would pull out my great big dimpled mug and fill it full many times till I was puking or falling down or both. Have been doing some comparisons on Oktoberfest brews this month and this is my #2 pick. Nice thing that the price tag is not over the top for an import.
miquelcrush (1663) - Granollers, SPAIN - OCT 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cervesa ambarina i amb una bona presència d’escuma, bastant dolça i acaramelada.
Cerveza ambarina y con una buena presencia de espuma, bastante dulce y acaramelada.
Chadski4 (155) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malt all the way for both nose and taste. Very nice amber color with a thin bubbly off-white head. Some very subtle hints of toffee in the oily aftertaste.
slowrunner77 (6569) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"not a style that’ll ever blow me away, but this is a great example of it for sure! doeseverything right...nice crisp malty backbone, nice balance. clean & crisp, textbook marzen. well done!"
eduardovl (1021) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 500ml bottle poured in a Weizen glass.
A: Pours a clear golden yellow color forming a big white creamy bubbled head. Good retention. A small layer remains for a moment and many lacings are formed and left around
S: Very grainy in the nose. Plenty of Lager yeasts which makes it really bready too. Notes of flowery hops
T: A simple Lager which is, at the same time, extremely well done. Slightly sweet upfront. Lots of grains. Really bready. I little bit metallic. Mild but nice hops bitterness
M: Light body and good carbonation. Excellent grainy aftertaste
O: Excellent drinkability. A perfect German session Lager. Paulaner quality. Prost!
[ BA Review @ 10/13/2012 ]
Tstamba (402) - Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft for Octoberfest 2014 with Kelly. Light brown with off white head and lacing. Warm sweet fresh baked bread with some spice in the background... Nice one.
MadRobin (2247) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 330 ml bottle. Lightly hazy, medium amber with an off-white head and a decent amount of fine lacing. Aroma of caramel, bread and a little nuttiness. Taste of toasted malt, caramel, plums and raisins. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ndfreak77 (126) - USA - OCT 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I actually meant to rate the Oktoberfest Weisn brew which is much more enjoyable than this plain brew. The marzen variety is akin to drinking water. However, the Weisn variety is a pretty enjoyable beer.