DocLock (6800) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber colored, with aroma of caramel, brown sugar, toffee. Tastes malty, with an up front toffee sweetness that gives way to some fruit and slight dryness at the finish. Complex and very good.
pjk33 (389) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Radio star Kevin Battle brought this one to the beach in July 2004. Nice spicy kind of like gingerbread nose and a slightly dark amber color with small head. Good mouthfeel and spicy taste that works well with its carbonation. Can only enjoy a few of these because of the malty spice, but a solid beer. I would like to try this one in the winter... maybe even 2!
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a very nice appearance to it, somewhat amberish color. Great intial taste to it. A pretty decent brew here.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Perhaps it is because of my limited samples that I like this brewery’s beer so much. Perhaps it would wear on me. THis is my favorite Maerzen, with the sole exception of Burgerbrau. I think the two are comparable, however. Each is light, with a candy (but totally uncaramelized) malt sweetness and beautifully managed hops. I dig.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good malty nose to it. Rather earthy and somewhat sweeter. Good copper glassy color with a thing cream head to it. Flavor is also pretty fine, good balance to it. Has a more sweet oily feel to it.
nlanza (18) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet and spicy, with a nice copper color and a very smooth aftertaste. Very drinkable. Not my favorite beer of all time, but I definitely look forward to it every year.
DYCSoccer17 (3014) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 6, 2003
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a hazy copper/amber color with a 1.5 cm tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is of faint maltiness. Start is roasty malty. Finish is smooth and relatively tasteless. Palate is good. Eh...
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The dark copper beer pours with a thin, off-white head. It displays average retention, and fades to a thin layer of foam. The aroma is very strong on malt sweetness, with a hint of alcohol. The taste is almost all malt, with caramel, roasted malt, and just a hint of hop bitterness. The beautiful sweetness caresses the tongue, while the piney hops clean the palate. The mouthfeel is full and robust, almost feels like you could chew this beer. Just a hint of malt alcohol sweetness lingers on the finish.
bac080 (398) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
THe first thing I noticed about this beer was how explosively it greeted me upon removal of the cap. A counterful of suds and glass of head later, I was actually able to enjoy this brew.
blank (997) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
intresting beer, i don't like the entire concept of an october beer in march, but it's an average beer.