gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 Bottle. A cloudy, foggy, reddish amber pour. Tons of sediment floating around in the entire glass. Inescapable. Perhaps a pencil’s width of foamy creamy persistent head. Basically no lacing at all. Aroma is a tinge of acidic malts with slight chocolate notes. Flavor is tangy malts and distant chocolate and caramel. Pretty muted flavor. Watery mouthfeel. Soft and creamy on the back of the tongue. Not really too great, but somewhat drinkable at least.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I was not big on this beer...maybe I had a bad bottle, but this tasted a little stale. I will have to re-rate later on.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I just wanted to cry. Very acidic and sour aroma anf flavor. The was some malt in there. Ashey and dirty taste. Light body.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Name: Penn Marzen
Appearance: clear amber, wispy beige head,
Aroma: bready aroma with a spicy edge and an ass funk,
Flavor: tart and vinagery flavor, light bitterness,
Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 3/20
Heathen (1386) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
THOUGHTS: Not a style I normally drink. I really don’t lie Octoverfests wither but this wasn’t too bad. Malty and not as bitter as I would have thought, coming from Penn. Not much of a fan of Penn either except for the St. Nick Bock, but this definitely exceeded my expectations.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a spaqrkling, medium amber with a small, off-white head that mostlry diminished and left a tiny bit of lacing.
The aroma was moderate caramel malt and light grassy hops and maybe some tobacco. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and sour, while the finish was heavily sweet and light to moderately bitter. The body was light to medium and dry with soft carbonation and a metallic finish.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a copper color with a slight off white head. Aroma is malty, and diacetyl. Flavor is malty and diacetyl.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear orange color with a smallish head. Aroma of caramel and lighter malts. A little skunk. Taste has some toffee as well as some bitterness. Light to medium body. Sweet malt finish.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma is medium bitter. Smells skunky, as well as of Pils malts. Smells like a Pils. Poured dark amber in color with a small, off-white head that diminished quickly. Small lacing. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and bitter. Tastes very malty, as well as of caramel and hops. Light to medium body. Watery texture. Average carbonation. Long, sweet, malty finish.
Cletus (6182) - Connecticut, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of cheapdark. Pours copper with a thin white ring of bubbles. Smell is nutty with some orangy undertones and doughy yeast. Taste is of pepper, oranges and nutty malt with some sweet rosey hints. Mouthfeel is slightly metallic with a semi-sweet finish. Very sessionable.
beachbum25 (1084) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap-Arena’s-Rehoboth. Poured a ruby red color w/a moderate tan head. Roasted nut aroma. Roasted malt flavor w/traces of caramel, & toffee. Had a little bit of a spicy flavor and a bit of a bitter finish to balance it out. Solid, not spectacular. Definate sesson brew, but the place was offering $2 Yuenglings so I switched over to them & really enjoyed them more!