chinchill (4336) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rather dark brown for style; clear with a bone head that has medium duration and lacing (from 2012 notes in Bavaria).
Aroma; too faint, featuring (as expected) more malt than hops.
T: more hops in the flavor such that they are on par with the malts, and the finish is mildly hoppy and bitter. Clean.
M: medium carbonation; thin-medium body.
O: very drinkable session beer. Relatively high ABV is well hidden.
tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BBD 05/16. Clear medium amber pour with a hint of garnet. Outstanding head volume and lacing, normal retention.
Light nose of grainy biscuit, caramel and a hint of hops.
Heavy light body with hints of creaminess over a smooth texture. Superb carbonation with a nice burst of effervescence in the middle and a rousing finely bubbled prickly finish.
The flavor profile is almost outstanding. It lacks complexity and tends to be rather two dimensional - toasted grains and light hops. Boost the sweetness a bit and it becomes outstanding. It begins with toasted malt, more cracker than biscuit. Consequently, very little sweetness is provided for contrast and balance. The middle delivers a very mild bitterness over a light herbal hop flavor. The tail end of the finish provides a very subtle hint of caramel...but you REALLY have to look for it.
hman43 (1200) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It is amber in color. It has aromas of bread, cereal, and grass. It has a sweet start with bread, grass, and nuts. It is rather smooth and mild on the palate.
tomer (3058) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 13, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught, stable medium creamy head, clear light brown to red color, yeasty caramel aroma, wood cardboard flavor with some caramel and a fruity hint, quite sour. Not too good.
Achel (390) - Ioannina, GREECE - AUG 12, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma is sweet with primary notes of caramel, while the flavor is sweet malty, but also with notes of caramel, and a light touch of straw, leading to a dry end.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown color. Aroma and taste are caramel and nutty.
sonotono (248) - torino, ITALY - JUL 24, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Colore ambrato, odore pane, malto. Sapore malto, finale amaro poco incisivo. Bevuta alla spina, forse l’impianto non perfettamente pulito ha influito sull’odore e sapore.
Kauge (1618) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Drink Baar in Tallinn. Near clear golden with a deep coppery hue. Head’s off-white with moderate retention and lace. Sourish redcurrant aroma, sweet caramel, then some grains, and then... chicken stew - and I can’t get rid of that. Tastes sweet of caramel, and sour of red berries. Faint bitterness, some graininess. Overall a nice, pleasantly sweet character. Faint metallic notes too. Medium body and active carbonation. Kinda sticky on the palate. Overall - a nice easy-drinker, surely a good company for various occasions.
MetalNHopHead (1458) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
If you’re a purist, Oktoberfest-Marzen will likely match your perceptions of what a German Oktoberfest beer should be like. It pours copper-colored with a magnificent off-white topping of suds. It smells malty and sweet. Flavor is rich and smooth. Sugary but not cloying. Medium-bodied mouthfeel with light carbonation. Whether you’re a German beer enthusiast or someone who’s just getting into foreign styles, Paulaner’s Marzen is an excellent choice.
momordgz (293) - - JUN 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good lager. Plain taste but well balanced. Similar to paulaner helles but more tasty.