RobertDale (2611) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper with an average tan head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is similar. Somewhat sweet, not much in the way of hops. Decent.
DSG (4694) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 5, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma of malt, some caramel, some acidity and fruits (lots of apple). Sweetish-sourish yeasty flavor with some malt and sour fruits. Finishes with more sourness. Rather light-bodied. I think something went wrong here, but it’s still drinkable.
drowland (5688) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
5/1/11. 12oz bottle courtesy Cavie! Clear red pour with a small khaki head that cuts in half but sticks. Plain aroma of malt with a hint of alcohol. Sweet malty flavor with caramel and a sort of medicinal off taste as well. Meh.
crazyvin (1799) - New York, USA - APR 10, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
poured a clear copper color with a slightly beige head. Nice retention, but little lace. Aroma had a big malt note. Mainly caramel, but also had nice bread like malts. Flavor seemed to have s similar profile, but the sweetness of the malts seemed more dominate than the bready notes. Finish was smooth and i think needed to be more crisp. Kind of light on the tongue.
thegreenrooster (2975) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma is a nice sweet caramel malt. Flavor is the same, lots of heavy malt with some breadyness toward the end. It’s a marzan which not one of my favorite styles but this one has plenty of flavor.
cmc619 (352) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep amber-brown. Minimal head that retains fine. Aroma of yeast, sweat, rubber, and a bit of toasted malt. Flavor is big, malty, sweet, and relatively hot. Doesn’t quite have the lager crispness you look for in a Marzen--in fact, very sticky on the tongue. A touch of syrupy alcohol heat in the finish. Drinks like it’s +1-2 ABV points. Not bad, but something a little strange in the nose, and a bit anti-style, if that matters.
horto008 (152) - Alabama, USA - MAR 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lot of malt in this one. I found the color to be darker than expected. Clear orange-gold with little head. Taste was adequately bitter and a touch of sweetness (floral, maybe?) . The general aroma had a skunkiness I didn’t care for but othern’ that it was pretty good stuff. I definitely liked it better than the michelob marzen.
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Malty... in... your... mouth.
Duff: Now, Homer, we’ve developed this additive that makes beer super, super malty. Care to try it?
Homer: Wait a minute, will this erase my memory?
Duff: No, not at all.
[Duffman prepares a hypodermic needle, and injects Homer. He’s immediately knocked out]
Thankfully, my memory isn’t erased either. Wait, what was I writing?
WVHouseofBeer (719) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty aroma mostly of caramel. Pours dark amber color with a small off white head. Flavors of caramel, toffee and roasted nuts. Very drinkable. Overall an average Marzen, nothing wrong with it but nothing really stands out either.
TylerPow (121) - Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darker than I thought. Really really light taste, Surprised it didn’t do beteer overall.