beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour a copper, very clear, with a tall off-white head. Aroma is slightly minerally, with a light caramel sweetness and grassy hopping. Taste has more of a bitter grassy hoppiness up front followed by a warming caramel center and finishing mostly balanced, just a touch on the bitter side. Very nice smooth oktoberfest.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber very hazy with a scant head....Aroma is brown sugar and malt
Taste is malty slightly sweet but then the hop dries it up nicely.Wunderbar!! great german beer
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured a darker amber color with a smaller off white head. Aromas and tastes of caramel, toffee and brown sugar. A little bready as well.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2006 I am a huge fan of the hefeweizen from this company but the other beers they have I have tended to take a strong disliking to. This beer would be an exception. Sampled from a 12 oz green bottle this beer poured a bronze color with a small tan head. The aroma was sour malt, a hint of ripe fruit and a light hop undertone. The flavor was caramel, nut and light hops. A sour nut note lingered on the finish. A rather nice beer from this brewer and one I would try again.
DocLock (7828) - 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.