Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Cavie. Amber pour with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, grain, and sweetness. Taste is metallic, astringent, and some pumpkin.
Cavie (3748) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from box. Clear amber color with a small white head. Aroma is malty and tea leaves, with a little dry notes. Flavor is dry and malty. Meh not too interesting.
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beer of the month, pours magnificent orange with a peach to beige nice head, aroma of bread, butter cookies, vanilla, butterscotch and marmalade, flavor is acidic and metallic with some american hops, vegy off-flavors and dough, light to medium bodied, something wrong with this beer’s flavor
RobertDale (3309) - 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 (5632) - 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 (5980) - 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 (1901) - 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 (3159) - 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 (386) - 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 (158) - 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.